Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Dahlia Watercolor Thinking of You Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a beautiful watercolor card with a touch of copper to share with you.

Anything with a touch of metallic is a really hot trend right now and I love the metallic gold but I have been seeing metallic copper popping up here and there with pattern papers and embellishments. So I decided to add a touch of metallic copper to my card and I have to say I am loving it!  The metallic copper looks so rich and it also adds a bit of sparkle.  For the floral images I used the Altenew - Dahlia Blooms Clear Stamps.  I stamped the flowers and leaves onto Ranger Watercolor paper with VersaMark ink.  Then I applied Ranger Super Fine Detail Copper Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to heat set and melt the powder.  

I used the Altenew - Four Scoops (Cotton Candy), Red Cosmos (Coral Berry), Red Sunset (Crimson) to watercolor the flowers and I used Green Fields (Frayed LeafForest Glades) to color the leaves.  On both the flowers and leaves I started with adding water to the images and then applied the lightest color and then I used a heat tool to dry the paper.  I repeated this process for each color by applying water and then the color--going darker with each layer.  I just dropped the color in to each petal and then the water move the colors.

I also stamped, embossed, and watercolor another flower and a couple of leaves on a separate piece of paper.  Then I used the Altenew - Dahlia Blooms Die to die cut the shape.  I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Blessings/Beatitudes 2 stamp set.  Then I used the Spellbinders - Labels Thirty-Four to die cut the sentiment.  I added some May Arts 1.5" Metallic Copper Crochet Lace across the middle of the card and then I used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares to add the layers of die cuts.  I also added some Copper Metallic String.  You can see some of the loops from the string under the flower and leaves.

I also added a bit more of the metallic gold using the DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Copper Kettle.  I put a small amount of the DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Copper Kettle on the lid of the container and then I added some water and then I made the little splatters on the background paper.  If you add the lustre to the inside of the lid it can just dry on there and then you don't waste any--just add a little more water next time.

I used Scor-Tape to adhere the card front to a top folding A2 card base.  
I hope you enjoy today's card!

Please be sure to visit the Stamp Simply Blog to see more inspiration from the design team and also The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all your paper crafting needs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  Altenew - Dahlia Blooms Clear Stamps, Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Blessings/Beatitudes 2
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Cardstock - White
Ink:  VersaMark, Altenew - Four Scoops (Cotton Candy), Red Cosmos (Coral Berry), Red Sunset (Crimson), Green Fields (Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades)
Dies: Altenew - Dahlia Blooms Die, Spellbinders - Labels Thirty-Four
Ribbon:  May Arts 1.5" Metallic Copper Crochet Lace, Copper Metallic String
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Copper Embossing Powder, DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Copper Kettle, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scor-Tape, Paint Brush, Heat Tool


  1. Fabulous card! I love that copper.

  2. Your card is beautiful Heidi, a great job!

  3. I looks like an extremally gentle touching moment. the card evokes wonderful emotions.


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