Friday 14 October 2016

True colours

It's Friday which can only mean one thing: a new dare from the Daring Cardmakers! Svenja's "True colours" dare is asking us to go monochromatic with our cards.

I decided to try the "hidden sentiment" thing with a word die, combining it with a loose watercolour swoosh and a stamped image.

If the hidden inlaid sentiment is new to you too, I used this video tutorial to make sure my imagining of the process was actually what I needed to do to get the sentiment right!

This could be a Christmas card or just a wintery greeting, I think.

Also new to me - I've finally caved in and got a MISTI so I had a first play with it here by first stamping the trees in Distress ink and spreading it out, stamping again and spreading to intensify the colour and then stamping a third time on the wet paper for a slightly blurry image. Once dry, I over stamped with Versafine which gives a sharper image on top.

I die cut the sentiment from the image panel and then layered onto a couple more cut from cardstock. It's a bit fiddly but I think it's a nice effect.

Lovely As a Tree by Stampin' Up!

Hot press watercolour

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Peacock Feathers) 
Versafine by Tsukineko (Deep Lagoon)

Sizzlets die by Sizzix (Serenity set, retired) 
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!


Debbie said...

wow this is really lovely - and a great simple idea - i could see this repeated for Christmas cards on mass - fab :)

Svenja said...

It's lovely, Joanne! And thanks again for the tutorial. I have tried it out in the meantime but will need some more tries before my handiwork will look anything as smooth as yours...

Effie said...

Really liking that technique .. love your colour too.

jill said...

The effect with the blue is lovely & makes for a good card.

Sid said...

Great card idea !