27 December, 2015

Celebrate 2016

This is for a January cardswap which had to use a watercolour resist technique.  I stamped (a great stamp I have had for ages) and embossed the watercolour paper with gold then coloured over.  I tried it first with clear embossing but it didn't show up very well against the colours. I love these watercolour paints (inexpensive kids solid cake set from a Dollar Shop - at least 10 years old) which have lots of mica in them, so the colours are very pearly.  Balloons cut with a new die from gold metallic paper, strings drawn on with gold pen. Gold stripe on clear tape.

Diecut: Poppy Stamps
Stamps: Kaisercraft
Paper: Artist's Watercolour Paper

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aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and hope your Christmas was a good one. .xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Gorgeous card Carol - love the washi tape top and bottom - a great feature which draws the eye straight to the centre panel.

Dawn T said...

Totally awesome Carol. It looks perfect. The colours are just wonderful.

NGCARDS said...

A super creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Kallen said...

Awww so cute! Fabulous and adorable card! Love the sentiments and layout.
My best New Year greetings to you and your family.
Have a great celebration!
xxxx hugs xxxx

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with creatalicious Rachel dt

Anonymous said...

What a great technique and it's turned out beautifully.Just love the stripy tape,it's a great addition to the design.Super card.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x