Highland Heather with Merry Snowflakes
Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 22nd Art with Heart 2021-2022 Colour Creations Blog Hop.
I began by water-colouring 2 panels using Fluid 100 Watercolor paper, the medium Water Painter and Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' inks. Yes, I used Coastal Cabana rather than Pool Party to have a slightly greater difference with Balmy Blue - although, in reality, the two colours still blended in with each other. The second panel was much more subtle than the first and this was the panel I chose for the card's background.
The brighter panel was then stamped in Versamark ink with the 3 different snowflake stamps x 2. The snowflakes were heat embossed with a Heat Gun and Silver Emboss Powder from the Metallic Emboss Powder pack. The snowflakes are stunning. They were die cut with coordinating dies from the Stitched Snowflake dies. Then I die cut snowflakes from Silver Foil (from the Silver Foil Speciality Pack) - oh my goodness - they are so so beautiful. While die cutting, I cut a Silver Foil frame using the Stitched Rectangle dies. Initially it was this frame that stood out to me in the original card design.
Before assembling all the pieces together, the water-coloured panel for the background was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. I often like to emboss the panel where a large amount of water was used for the wet on wet water-colour technique as embossing softens the paper fibres and makes it easier to adhere it flat. In this instance, I didn't want the embossing to compete with the design features, so this subtle embossing was perfect. The silver frame was adhered directly to the background, which in turn was adhered to the Highland Heather card base.
There is more Highland Heather creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a very talented and a delightful friend, Rachel Palmieri. As always, I am looking forward to checking out Rachel's creation and everyone else's. I do love seeing everyones' projects - so many ideas and such great creations
Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring an In Colour Just Jade; and don't forget that the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop is launched every Monday evening at 8pm AEST until the end of November.
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