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Friday, August 8, 2014

Esther's Garden!

Good morning!  Sherry here today and I have a 5x7 watercolor card to share with you.  I used the Art Gone Wild set, Esther’s Garden by Catherine Scanlon Designs.  I also embossed, which goes along with this month's ePlay Challenge - Embossing.


The flower was stamped and embossed in gold on watercolor paper and then water colored with Distress Ink Refills (listed below in Project Supplies).


After the image dried, Snowcap Pigment Ink was stippled to the background using TCW 6x6 Stencil, Well Rounded.  In the photo above, you can see the stenciled design on the bottom left and in the photo below, you can see it on the top of the card.


The edges of the water colored image was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink, which made the Snowcap stenciling pop out.  The seam binding ribbon was dyed with Barn Red Distress Ink with a dab or two of Antique Linen.


As a final touch, the edges of both the image and background panels were edged in a gold leafing pen.  As an extra tip, it is very important that after you dye ribbon, to wipe away the excess on your craft sheet.  I failed to do so!  When I was adding the foam adhesive to the back of the panels, they picked up some of the red ink from the craft sheet.  I actually kind of liked the look when it was all said and done, so I let it be part of the design.

That’s it for me today . . . thanks for stopping by!


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Julia Aston said...

what gorgeous flowers on this Sherry! love the bright red and gold edges - lovely background too!

SusanK said...

I love everything about this card...the colors, the stamps, the layout, the stencils! The stencils and hint of brown add such depth to your card.

Janet L. said...

Beautiful card!! She's a master!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sherry ! Gorgeous colours and the gold embossing is fabulous ! Sue C x

Teresa Arsenault said...

This card is stunning. I must try that technique.
Blessing hugs,

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toni said...

Gorgeous card Sherry! Love the way you have created the flower and that ribbon bow finishes it off a treat! Lovely x

Micki said...

Wonderful card Sherry, love the subtle textures on the background from the stencils and the flowers are simply gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful card. xoxo

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Stunning. I love the gold trim around each flower.

Andiepants said...

Love the frame and the colors inside the gold embossing. Very lovely. {{hugs}}