Friday, July 15, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Altenew Painted Rose Watercolor Thank You Card with Distress Inks

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a beautiful watercolor card to share with you using a heat emboss resist technique with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Here is a look at the card I designed.  I used some of the stamps from the Altenew Clear Stamps - Painted Rose stamp set.  I inked the stamps with VersaMark Ink and stamped the images on to a piece of Ranger - Watercolor Paper.  I used the smooth side of the paper.  Next I added Stampendous Super Fine Embossing Powder - Detail White to the stamped images and then I used a heat tool to heat set and melt the embossing powders.

Here is a close up of the roses.  I used several of the Tim Holtz Distress Inks to do the watercolor.  I started with the roses and the lightest color--Squeezed Lemonade.  Then while the paint was still wet I added a little of the Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry.  I used a heat tool to speed up the drying process and then I added a second layer of the colors but I used a little less water so the colors would be more intense.  I dried the paper with a heat tool and then moved on to the leaves.  I used Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron for the leaves.  Once the paper was dry I used a baby wipe to remove the color from the embossed areas and really make the white embossing pop.  Here is a tip--if your baby wipe is a little too damp wrap part of it around your finger and then wrap a piece of paper towel on top and it will be just enough to keep the baby wipe from accidentally picking up to much color from your paper.  To finish off the watercolor I filled in the white space using Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean.  I added a few layers of the blue colors and heat set in between the layers.  Then when the paper was all dry I added some water droplets (to the blue area) using the paint brush and clean water.  I let the water droplets sit for a few seconds and then I blotted the paper with a paper towel to remove the water.  I love the look left from the water droplets!

For the sentiment I used one of the stamps from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-Sent002 Many Thanks stamp set.  I used VersaMark Ink and Stampendous Super Fine Embossing Powder - Detail White to stamp and emboss the sentiment on to a piece of Vellum.  I cut the strip down to size and then I fussy cut one end to look like a banner.  To easily make the banner cut make a small cut at the end of the paper in the middle and then cut from each corner to the inside of the middle cut.  I love the look of velum but it is so hard to find an adhesive that is truly invisible so here is another little tip--on the backside of the vellum trace over the sentiment with your adhesive.  The adhesive will be enough to hold the vellum in place and you won't be able to see it.  You can use glue pens or a liquid adhesive.  If you don't have a small enough glue pen or an adhesive with a precision tip you can make small little dots or use a toothpick to add the adhesive.  For a little bit of sparkle I added some Prima - Say It In Crystals Royal Menagerie Sequins.

I used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares to adhere the watercolor panel to a piece of white cardstock.  Then I used  Scor-Tape to adhere the card front to a pink A2 top folding card base.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  
Please be sure to visit The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of you paper crafting needs and to see more inspiration for the design team please check out the Stamp Simply Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by and 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-Sent002 Many Thanks, Altenew Clear Stamps - Painted Rose
Paper:  Ranger - Watercolor Paper, Vellum, Cardstock - White, Pink
Ink:  VersaMark Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean
Accessories:  Stampendous Super Fine Embossing Powder - Detail White, Faber-Castell Mix & Match Deluxe Water Brush, Ranger - Glossy Accents, Prima - Say It In Crystals Royal Menagerie Sequins, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scor-Tape, Heat Tool


  1. this card technique is fabulous. i'm keeping this one in mind to try myself. tfs. (gail)


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