"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Monday, September 28, 2015

24 karet friend...

Hey friends!!  Popping in with a card I made for a few challenges:  Essentials by Ellen September Pinsights, Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - ombre and Less is More - Shiny (I do hope this passes muster with the LIM team!).  I did some watercoloring, again.  After watercoloring my paper and letting it dry I added the little gems using dark blue ink, coral ink (the same ink color used for the watercoloring) and Delicata Golden Glitz.  I added some splatters of gold using Golden Glitz mixed with water.  After everything was dry I die cut the watercolor paper using the largest die in the A Jillian Vance Design Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop die.  The gem was die cut from dark blue cardstock and gold mirror cardstock and then adhered together.  I added the sentiment and then adhered the gold gem.  I learned a valuable lesson while I was making this card and that is this:  all washi tape is not created equal.  Some washi tape is really good for taping down your watercolor paper to prevent warping of the paper and some washi tape is not so good.  Unfortunately I used some not so good washi tape this time around and ended up with more warping than I was expecting.  Live and learn...  I like how the watercolored background turned out, but the stamping not so much... but that is papercrafting and life... a learning process!

Thanks for stopping by today...
Supplies:  Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp fog; Ranger watercolor paper; Inks:  Stampin Up! Midnight Muse, Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black, Delicata Golden Glitz; Stamps:  Essentials By Ellen Hello, Gorgeous; Dies:  Essentials by Ellen You Rock, A Jillian Vance Design Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop


Unknown said...

Gorgeous! I really love your watercoloring!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful water colour BG and a brilliant take on 'shine'.
thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

craftieodmae said...

Eye popping Gorgeous!!

Lisa Elton said...

This is so pretty! Love the rosy background and the single gold diamond!!

Martha said...

Oh, Rosemary, this is striking!
I love the pretty watercolored background and gold gem.
Fabulous design.

YAY...so glad you now have a new Big Shot.

Greta said...

Oh wow--beautiful, creative card, Rosemary! I love the gold diamond!

Deepti said...

Gorgeous! Love the water colored base :)

Chrissie said...

This is super Rosemary, the gold really pops. It's great to see you again!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous colour palette, Rosemary ... the gold stacked diamond is so striking against it! Hugs, Anita :)

Anne said...

Rosemary this looks super, love your watercolour background!
Thank you for joining us this week
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Great pop of gold shine over your lovely watercolouring.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More