Hey... happy day before 4th of July!! Got a card made for the current Essentials by Ellen pin-sights challenge. The inspiration photos are gorgeous, but given that it is now summer and there is stuff to do I wasn't certain I would get anything made. Thankfully I was able to get some time over the weekend to get something make. I had an idea as to what I wanted to make and the end result is close to what I was thinking. As I spied some gold accents in the photos I decided to emboss the Mondo Hydrangea in gold and then watercolor it using dark pink and orange. Once everything was dry I added in a really light wash of blue. Because I liked the entire panel I decided not to trim it down, but adhered the entire piece to my card base. I stamped the sentiment from the EE Lovely stamp set on vellum and heat set in gold. The sentiment was then die cut with an MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die. I die cut a couple more flags from vellum, layered them together and adhered to the panel. Finished with some variegated hemp twine and little dots of Nuvo Jewel Drops in Limoncello. Super please with how this turned out! Since there is still time I'm adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.
Have a wonderful day!!
Supplies: Cardstock: SU! Crumb Cake, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps: Essentials by Ellen; Ink: VersaMark watermark ink; Embossing powder: Ranger Gold; Watercolor medium: Kuretake Gansai Tambi and ZIG clean color; Variegated hemp twine; Nuvo Jewel Drops
Great take on the challenge, Rosemary! Just love your hydrangeas!!
Oh my goodness, Rosemary--absolute winner! Too bad it's a random drawing! Love everything about this card--your watercoloring, gold embossing, vellum flags & that incredible variegated twine--I "need" that! Happy 4th!
Wow, Rosemary, this is just gorgeous! Love the gold embossing with those warm, summery colours ... and that ombré twine is just perfect! Hugs, Anita :)
I LOVE this, Rosemary - these colors always make me smile, and the variegated hemp couldn't be more perfect! (where can I find that?) Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
This card is a whole lot of lovely!! Beautifully done Rosemary ~ SWOON!!
Oh so gorgeous Rosi. I love the colors you used. LOVE!
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