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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Embossed Watercolor Background--DS4J Challenge #110

Hi friends :)

Today starts a new, fun challenge at DigiStamps4Joy!  The theme is wet or dry embossing, using the color red.  Now, I just so happen to love the color red and was excited to use so much of it in a project. I actually had crafter's block for a while and the few cards I tried to make didn't turn out at all, then hours after just being at a complete loss, it hit me! I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do.

And I'm in love....

Oh my goodness. Isn't it gorgeous?! I love how the colors work so well together how clean it is. One of my favorites by far!

I made the background using a background stamp, embossing powder, water and Distress Inks. I also added some Perfect Pearls to add a bit of sparkle. This technique is quite fun and the results can be so beautiful! The sentiment is in DS4J's Sunshine Set.  I really love this sentiment because it's one you could use with all sorts of cards.  I added a yellow ribbon and some Liquid Pearls to add a little more interest to the white space to finish it off :)

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you liked my take on the challenge. Please visit DS4J's blog to see what else my talented teammates whipped up!

Whimsy Stamps--Use a Sentiment
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--Use Bright Colors
Less is More--This Makes Me Happy (note: bright colors and this technique make me happy)
Suzy Bee's--Anything Goes with Embossing Twist
Crafts 4 Eternity--Embossed
Come and Get It--Emboss It
Fussy and Fancy--Tic Tac Toe (sentiment, wet emboss, sparkle)


  1. Totally gorgeous - what fabulous colours!!! Jo x

  2. This is a gorgeous card, but because the background is so eyecatching and almost the main feature of the card, it would be difficult to call it 'white space'!
    It's a lovely card nevertheless!
    Thanks so much and I can see why making it made you happy!
    "Less is More"

    1. I wondered if it would be too much, Chrissie, and I hesitated to submit, but decided that if you guys thought it didn't work, it didn't work. At least I tried :) Thanks for the kind words!

  3. Your card is absolutely stunning and I love the background, however I have to agree with Chrissie in terms of the 'White space' . We also have a maximum of 5 challenge link ups including ours and I think you may have exceeded this. I really love your technique however and thrilled to have seen the card even if we can't accept it this time. Hope you'll play again.
    Sarah Less is More

    1. Yes, I submitted it to more challenges today after Chrissie said it didn't have enough white space. I knew it would no longer be in your challenge, so I could submit to more than 5. Thanks for the kind words!

  4. Oh this is very eye catching and bright!! Sure to up lift the looks like you had a lot of fun making it too!! Thank you for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy!! Good luck!
    Take care,

  5. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  6. Wonderfully done technique on your card, great to use a tag for the sentiment!
    Glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

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    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

  7. Wow, the background is beautiful!

  8. What a lovely card . Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  9. what a happy, gorgeous card...

  10. Wonderful card! I love the colors!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
    Hugs, Sandra F&F DT

  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 69 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  12. Such gorgeous and vibrant color! Love this!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words, Laura! Glad to see you here :)


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