Hi everyone, it's Esther here with an emboss resist watercolour card that I loved making! I needed a birthday card for a lady I recently met who went out of her way to give me brilliant customer service several times when I was having trouble with my car. How great are people like that?
Using the largest of the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from watercolour card. I deliberately kept the deckle edge of the card stock so it would give a gentle, slightly shabby chic feel to the bottom of the panel.
I wanted to get a soft, pretty look so I used an old favourite that I've not pulled out for a while, My Favorite Things Funky Flowers stamp set, heat embossed in white embossing powder.
I used a large paintbrush to wet the card stock and then dropped in colour from two Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens: 081 Light Violet and 080 Violet. I softened and blended the colour with a smaller paintbrush. The embossed flowers resisted the colour so the white still pops through. Emboss resist is such a fun technique!
When it was dry, a splattering of water and then white acrylic paint over the top of the panel softened the look even more.
The sentiment is from Mama Elephant Make a Wish stamped in black ink.
Finally I used partial die cutting with the same stitched rectangle die as before to make a panel in coordinating coloured card stock that I attached underneath the top panel with glue tape. Both these panels were then attached to a heavyweight card stock base.
That's it - very simple, but I love the finished effect and might do something similar with snowflakes for my final Christmas cards.
Thanks so much for stopping by!