Today I'm sharing one of my very favorite techniques, using metallic water colors to color in images embossed on dark cardstock. Metallic Watercolors, like the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors show up beautifully on darker cardstock.
I stamped the Lacy Flowers images on a dark gray cardstock with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with a platinum embossing powder. The designs were repeated over the cardstock strip to give the illusion of a larger piece of paper being trimmed down for a card. Creating my own backgrounds is one of my favorite things to do! Once the images were embossed, I used a water brush pen to pick up the Starry Colors and paint or “color in” the different areas of the embossed Lacy Flowers. The metallic sparkle look is striking against a dark background. Once dry, the watercolored strip was adhered to a white side fold card base.
A greeting from the Lacy Flowers Stamp Set was stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder above the top of the strip. Two thin black strips of cardstock were used to “frame up” the strip. For the dimensional greeting, gold foil cardstock was adhered to Fun Foam with Stick It Adhesive and the With Love Die was used to die cut a beautiful scripty greeting! The greeting was adhered to the card as shown to complete the sentiment and the cards were finished with a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops in metallic colors of Liquid Mercury, Copper Penny, and Pale Gold.
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To watch the creation of these metallic watercolored lacy flowers cards from start to finish, click HERE to watch on my YouTube Channel or watch below:
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