Saturday, 26 December 2015

Wishing Prism

Hi and welcome!  It's the day after Christmas Day (or Boxing Day as we call it) and I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  Our day was pretty low-key, spent with family.  Today, I found some time to get back into the craft room and I struggled at bit at first.  I've got nearly two weeks off work and there are so many techniques I want to try, that I didn't know where to start!  In the end, I went with something I'd been wanting to try for months - a technique I saw on Sonja's blog.  She developed a controlled watercolor technique which is so much fun and she also made a video.

I started by white-embossing the Prism Lines background stamp onto some watercolor paper.  Then I donned my disposable glove and started "painting" with Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Spiced Marmalade inks.  I was having so much fun that I made the colored piece a bit larger than I wanted :)  I die-cut the piece with a pierced rectangle die and adhered it to a Green Apple card base.  The sentiment was die-cut and stacked and the stamping was white embossed and cut with a pierced banner.  I made a thread nest with some silver thread to place behind the sentiment and then finished it off with some PTI rain stones.

I have to say, it was nice to make a card that wasn't a Christmas card!  I'm entering this card into Seize the Birthday Anything Goes and Inkspirational's Anything but Christmas challenges.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Prism Lines (Hero Arts), Sending and Wishing (SSS)
Ink;  Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade (Distress), Versamark
Cardstock:  Green Apple (SSS), watercolor, black
Dies:  Blueprints 21 (MFT), Wishing (SSS), Pierced Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP, silver thread, rain stones (PTI)



sandie said...

This looks fabulous. Love the mix of colours and looks perfect with the black sentiment. I am off to watch that video. Thanks for joining Ink x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Karren
Love the Colours you have used
Hugs Sylvie xx

Scrappy Géri said...

Love your card and your background is fabulous!!

Shauna said...

This looks fantastic! I love the color over the white embossing and the bold sentiment with the string... awesome! Great design and fun texture to this card! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Greta said...

Stunning, Karren! Thanks for the link to the video--gonna have to watch & try this!

Hannelie said...

Oh my goodness, Karren! I love this fresh color palette! If I was living in another country, I would say it makes me longing for Spring... but here ... Spring is the start of a loooong HOT Summer!
That being said... I still LOVE your card!
Thanks for joining us at Seize the birthday!

Colleen said...

Awesome technique and your colors are gorgeous! I love your silver nest of thread behind the "wish"! Thank you for joining us at STB!

Marika said...

Just LOVE the colours!! Splendid!

Cathy said...

Another gorgeous card Karren, these colours are so fresh! I'm off to check out the video as the technique looks fabulous, Cathy x

Glenda J said...

Your background is stunning! Absolutely love it! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

Rosemary said...

oh wow... so cool!!!

Jen Mitchell said...

You know how much me and watercolors get along....but you've called this technique fun so I'm off to watch the video. Maybe this is the technique that is the right one for me! Anyway I love this card. In fact, this may be my favorite card....ever. And that "wishing" die is on my wishlist. I may have to pop on over to SSS and buy it now!