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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Watercolor Star Background--NON July Challenge

Hi there!  I've really missed sharing my cards with you, but I had to take a bit of a break to take care of some very important things at home. Thanks for being patient :)

July's theme at Naughty or Nice Challenges is "Stars" and you have until the 25th to submit your creations. Full disclosure: this card is not a new creation for me, but it is for you. I made it a while ago but since I took a break, I haven't made anything new. I wanted to share something to get back into the swing of things. Regardless, I hope you like it :)  I thought this would be a perfect masculine birthday card, which is awesome because I have a really tough time coming up with masculine cards.

I love how cool the background turned out! 

I used a star background stencil and smooshed Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks onto it, then liberally sprayed with water.  I carefully and quickly turned the stencil upside down and immediately placed it on my watercolor paper.  At this point, I didn't move it around, but I did leave it there for probably 30 seconds putting pressure on different parts of it to make sure the paper absorbed the ink.  I lifted up the stencil quickly and carefully then let the watercolor paper dry on it's own.  You can use a heat tool to expedite the drying, but I didn't want the ink to move all over the place.  After it was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment and the rock star horns in Versamark before dry embossing and adhered it to an A2 card base.


Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers
Spray bottle
Anti-static tool
Black embossing powder
Versamark Ink
My Favorite Things Graduated Stars Stencil
Mama Elephant Good Times
Neenah Solar White
Strathmore Watercolor Paper

That about does it for me today! Stop on by the Naughty or Nice blog to join us in the challenge or to just see what entries they've received and what the other DT members came up with. Thanks for spending part of your day with me!