Her technique involves watercoloring on an embossed background. This month I am guesting designing for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge and I decided to use this technique for my card for this week's challenge: Red, Yellow and Olive Green. I stamped the background (from Penny Black) in VersaMark, applied white embossing and heat set. I then colored different portions of the background using Ranger Distress markers in Crushed Olive, Squeezed Lemonade & Barn Door and water. I created the little button embellishment by die cutting olive green and yellow cardstock using my PTI Button Stack dies. I adhered them together and they applied Glossy Accents to make it look more like a button. Once dry I added some red baker's twine to the "button" and adhered it to my sentiment banner.
The second card I made using a technique that Jennifer McGuire taught on day six of class. She used a shimmer mist as her water to add subtle shimmer to her image. I stamped the image from the Stampin Up! set So Very Grateful on watercolor paper using VersaMark, applied white embossing powder and heat set. I then colored the image with Ranger Distress marker and some Perfect Pearls mist that I poured into a small cup. The shimmer is hard to see, but it is very pretty in real life. The image was die cut using some Stampin Up! labels dies. The sentiment (stamped in Barn Door) is also from the So Very Grateful set.
Supplies: Cardstock: PTI white; SU! Old Olive; Ranger Distress Watercolor paper; Stamps: Stampin Up! & Precious Remembrance Shop; Ink: Ranger Distress Makers: Barn Door, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw & Wild Honey; Dies: Stampin Up!/Sizzix; My Favorite Things, PTI; Baker's Twine: The Twinery