Hello everyone and happy Sunday! I do hope you are all having a great weekend and are having lots of fun.
Today I'm sharing a card made with some beautiful Altenew products. I have to say that Beautiful Day is a huge favourite of mine and it had been a while since I had inked it up so I thought day would be a good day.
I started by stamping the outline images onto watercolour card and then heat embossing in gold. I loosely watercoloured the images using Distress Ink and water, to do this I added clean water to the images and then dropped in colour to the areas that I felt would have more shade using a paint brush. The water helps the ink to blend and bleed giving a awesome shading effect- Altenew Crisp inks can also be used for this technique. Once the watercolour was dry I cut the images out using the coordinating die set.
Although I wanted the card to have a clean look I also wanted something in the background- so for my background I embossed the Dodec Cover Die into a piece of white card. To emboss rather than cut the die I ran it though my die-cutting machine using an embossing mat. The embossing mat is like a piece of rubber, as the rubber has a bit of ‘give' it doesn't give the machine enough pressure to cut so embosses the image instead.
To put the card together I attached the embossed piece to the card blank. I then added a strip of white card to break up the background and to have somewhere for my sentiment to sit. I added the watercoloured flower images into place and then added a sentiment from Label Love on top.
Thank you so much for stopping by today I really do hope you enjoyed your visit!
Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon!
Hugs Lydia xxx
Beautiful – well and truly :-)
Thank you so much Janet :)
This is really beautiful – the colors are standout and outlining in gold makes it seem so special. Anyone would be thrilled to receive a card like this.
Thank you so much Mary :)
What a gorgeous card Lydia!! <3
Thank you Tasnim ?
A stunning card, and something I will definitely have a go at. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Happy stamping xx
Thank you Ann…. would love to see what you come up with :)
Just a beautiful card. Love the colors you chose and all the layers and textures of white.
Thank you so much Linda
Awesome card. Your water coloring is stunning. Thank you for such great instructions.
Thank you so much Debbie
Beautiful Card, I think I really need this stamp set, lol.
Thank you Lynn …. it really is one of my all time favourites
Wow Lydia, this card is simply gorgeous! I love the gold embossing combined with the watercoloring!
Thank you ever so much Celeste
Gorgeous, GORGEOUS coloring Lydia!
Thank you so much Laura-Jane ?
Love your card! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Pamela
Thank you Holly
Absolutely lovely, Lydia!
Thank you Mary Lou
Beautiful….this stamp set is beyond excellent.
Thank you so much Harriet
Thank you Sandy
This is a stunning card–what a great idea to use gold for the stamped image!
Thank you so much Renee
Beautiful Day is my favorite set by far. NOw I’m inspired to try a few new colors with it. Gorgeous!
It’s one of my all time faves …. such a beautiful and versatile set
I have not seen gold embossing used before. The effect is gorgeous. Really wonderful card. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank you so much Anne
Delightful card, Lydia! I love the rich look of the gold embossing – must give this a try.
Thank you Carol
What a beauty !
Thank you Pooja
Thank you Anna
I have never attempted water coloring but just love your work and have this stamp set so would love to try. Did you actually then “brush” your distress ink into the water, or did you just let the colors bleed into the water? Probably a silly question, but I am a total novice! Thanks.
Thano you Ruth. What I did was cover the bit I wanted to colour with clean water, then added some ink to my paint brush and just touched it to where I thought would have the most shade. The water on the image will pull the colour from the Brush and the blend it out. Hope this makes sense :)