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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Delightful Dahlia: MIM #111

I haven't played along with Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday for a while,  but was anxious to try the newest one hosted by Heather Nichols. She described how to Water Colour Embossed Images in this video.  

I decided to use Delightful Dahlia to make a birthday card. This is the first time I have tried this technique and it was quite exciting to see the results as I added the ink to the card stock (Soft Stone)  with my water brush. 

I used Winter Wisteria and a touch of Royal Velvet for the flowers and Simply Chartreuse and Old Olive for the leaves. The flowers and leaves were fussy cut.
The card front was also stamped with the same images and embossed with white embossing powder. I used Soft Stone re-inker and a water brush to colour the card front. The card stock absorbs the water/ink very quickly and I found that it was difficult to always get the 'look' I wanted. I guess that's the magic of water colouring images - it's a surprise to see the final result!!

I machine stitched around the outer edge of the card front before attaching it to a Winter Wisteria card base. The large flower and several leaves were mounted onto the card front and the smaller flower was 'popped up' with foam dots.

The center of the Framed Out #4 die was cut from Soft Stone and stamped with Versamark and then embossed. I used Old Olive ink and the water brush to add some colour between the two lines on the edge of the die cut. The sentiment (Take Three: Summer) was stamped with Royal Velvet ink and 3 mini lavender pearls were added. The sentiment panel was attached with foam dots.

I used a sentiment from Signature Series: Dress Form and the frame from Fillable Frames #10 to complete the inside of the card.

Card Details   (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Delightful Dahlia, Framed Out #4, Take Three: Summer, 
Fillable Frames #10, Signature Series: Dress Form
Inks - Soft Stone; Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse; Old Olive (SU); Versamark
Paper -  Soft Stone; Winter Wisteria
Dies - Framed Out #4
Other Supplies - Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder; Close To My Heart Waterbrush; 
EK Success 3D-Dots; Sewing Machine; lavender mini pearls

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Leigh said...

Oh, this is so soft & pretty, Karen! I love it!

Kathy Mc said...

Gorgeous, Karen! Guess I should watch the video soon and get creating.

artful-notions said...

Beautiful colors, Karen, and so agree about the results of the technique. Yours ended up perfectly!

Kathryn A said...

I love the soft colours! Beautiful card!

Steph Hilt said...

This is stunning Karen! I love your design, color combo and muted tones.Your background reminds me of lace. Very nice work!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun, pretty, and Amazing!

Alex said...

Beautiful, love the Soft Stone and Winter Wisteria together, makes a very pretty color combo!

carol (krillsister) said...

Stunning card. Love the softness of the purple. Great take on the challenge.

nancy jane said...

The soft purples look just lovely against the Soft Stone. This is a very pretty card.

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful! I love the color combination of soft stone and wisteria.

Kara said...

beautiful!! this is a great flower for this technique!