Friday 22 January 2021

Square dance

Our challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week is focusing on squares - Shabneez would like to see squares feature in any way in our cards. 

I opted for a small square card base, square image panel and hand painted some little square embellishments rather than adding sequins as I might have done - I think those are visible on the photo (I used white gold paint so they're pretty subtle!).

I tried something a bit different with an embossing folder this time and added watercolouring to the raised image. It was a bit fiddly but I think it’s a pretty effect and I found it quite a “mindful” process. Running it through the embossing folder does seem to change the properties of the paper a bit, I found the colour didn’t move quite as easily.

Sentiment from Say It All (Hero Arts, retired)


Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)

Winsor & Newton watercolours
Silver gel pen 
Gansai Tambi starry colours (white gold used here)
Flower Frame embossing folder (Nellie Snellen)

Thanks for dropping by, hope you are keeping safe and well. 


Wavejumper said...

I like this a lot! Very pretty!
I am impressed you got the WC to emboss to emboss so cleanly. Your edges are really good.

hugs Margot

papierelle said...

The effect of the flowers is amazing! I have to remember this idea.

Shabneez said...

Such a pretty card and loving the technique! Shabneez x

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning, I love the flowers, fantastic technique ...