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!


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

  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?

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

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

  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!

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

  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!

  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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