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Monday, 15 January 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 203

For our first challenge of 2018, Bling's the Thing here at Crafty Cardmakers. So, we want to see some shimmer, shine and glitz!

For this, I decided to do some stamping, but wanted to come up with a shimmery background first, so I got out my Twinkling H2Os which have been gathering dust for a while.

I recently bought some really cheap watercolour paper (from either a Pound shop of possibly The Works; can't remember). And while it has an unattractive greyish tone, is really really good at taking a lot of water without distorting much. So, I started by getting it fairly wet, and added some Twinkling H2Os both by brush and by pouring excess off the top, mixing and blending the colours as I went. When this was dry, I got out my stamping platform and some magazine freebie stamps, and stamped and embossed some flowers. I used Versamark ink and a bronze coloured embossing powder.When I'd done that, I coloured the flowers with more of the same shades of Twinkling H2Os. As a central image, I stamped and embossed more of the flowers onto a die-cut octagon of white card, and finished with a sentiment.

I completed the card with bronze mirror card and some green sticky gems.

I hope you can join us this fortnight.

4 comments:

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Josephine

The twinkling H2Os look gorgeous on this card, such pretty colours

Happy crafting

June :)

Kim x said...

Haven't played with H2O's for years Josephine, I really must get them out again as they are lovely to colour with.
Happy New Year by the way. Hope you have a good one.
Hugs Kimx

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card Josephine ( as always), love your shimmery background. Hope you have a wonderful 2018!
hugs
Glenda

Judy McKay said...

Very nice card Josephine. Pretty details. judy

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