Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Anniversary

I needed an anniversary card, and Newton's Nook has another inky paws challenge.  I used their watercolor prompt as inspiration, and am entering this card to the challenge. The challenge is open until Friday, April 10th, 2015 at Midnight CST.

Inky Paws Challenge #19 - Watercolor 

Basket of Wishes and Simply Sentimental are the two Newton's stamp sets used to make this adorable 4bar card.  I first heat embossed in gold, then water colored the images.    A bit of clear glitter atop the glasses, and some very small sequins as well provide the embellishments.



I also had an ah-ha moment.  Versamark ink is very sticky and I first stamped my "anniversary" sentiment portion above the flourish...and it was badly stamped by me.  I brushed off the embossing powder and found a new position for the sentiment below.  Once the card was done (I spent time embossing and water coloring....I wasn't tossing it out!)  I found that I could erase with a white eraser the versamark residue on the paper.  YEA! I did not know that was possible previously.  I don't know if it works as well on colored cardstock...but it does on white.

Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

  1. Fun anniversary card!! Love how you colored this image!!!

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  2. A fantastic anniversary card! Thanks for the tip - I didn't know you could erase Versamark residue either! Sweet! Gold embossing is so perfect for an anniversary, isn't it?

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  3. Seriously?! You can erase Versamark?! Thanks for sharing--may need to do that. This card is perfect, Cat--love it!

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  4. What a cute basket! And what an awesome discovery via a "mistake"!

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  5. I love that you chose gold embossing on your elements and your water coloring is so pretty! Such a lovely anniversary card!
    Thanks for the tip about embossing ink...it worked out so well here!

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  6. ooohh I really like the gold embossing paired with water coloring, very pretty!

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  7. This is so pretty! I love the gold embossing! Thanks for the tip about the Versamark! I didn't know you could do that - good for fixing mistakes! Thanks for linking up to our Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs!

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  8. Just saw this over on Newton's Nook, Cat! Love the gold embossing with watercolor. The glitter and sequins are such great accents. And thanks for the tip - always inspired by ways to fix mistakes!

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