Saturday, 31 May 2014

So very grateful

I recently received a much awaited parcel with my latest Stampin' Up goodies. It's funny how some stamp sets you fall for immediately and others you don't feel anything for before you see that one perfect card and it just clicks. "So very grateful" was one of the latter, I didn't think I would get it until I started seeing beautiful cards with the stamps in white embossing on kraft card and coloured with watercolours or inks. They were simply stunning, and I had to get the stamp set. Although the idea is so simple, I think it's very 

I needed a thank you card and immediately went for the white embossing and kraft look. I coloured using an Aqua-Flo brush and Stampin Up' inks. I also stamped the smaller stamp inside the card and on the envelope. The colouring is easy with the heat embossed outlines preventing the colour to flow outside the lines, and the colours look soft and muted on the kraft card.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Make your mark (coloured using aqua brushes)
Addicted to CAS - Texture (heat embossing)
Just add ink - Just add watercolour 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes

Cardstock: Eco ribbed 300 gsm rustic kraft card, white patterned card from my stash, Hobbycraft three shades of blue 160 gsm card
Stamps: Stampin' Up So very grateful
Inks: Tim Holtz distress embossing ink and Black Soot, Stampin' Up inks in Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose and Wild Wasabi
Other: Papermania Seafoam white embossing powder, Ranger ultra fine clear embossing powder


Nikki Spencer said...

Such a lovely effect the white embossing is on the Kraft...lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty - this reminds me of a stained glass window panel. Chantell JAI

Christine Blain said...

Beautiful, vivid, water coloring! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week; your card is lovely.

Deepti said...

This is stunning, love how beautiful the colors look on the kraft BG, Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

Shana Gaff said...

I love how you watercolored the flowers on the craft cardstock. The colors ended up so vibrant! Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM. :)

Nance E Salkeld said...

Very pretty! Love how the flowers pop on the kraft. Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Challenge! Nance, DT

Patrice said...

Your colours look so vibrant and bright on the Kraft cardstock. Beautiful. Thanks for joining the challenge fun at Just Add Ink this week.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome intense coloring you got on kraft! Love the embossing for texture - Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning! The colours are so vivid on kraft. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!