Friday, October 7, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Altenew Bamboo Rose Watercolor Card with LOTS of Shimmer and Sparkle!

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a beautiful and easy watercolor card to share with you using the Altenew - Bamboo Rose Clear Stamps.  This card is full of lots of shimmer and sparkle too!

Here is the card I designed.  I stamped the roses using VersaMark Ink and then I applied Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder from Ranger.  Then I used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  Next I added the inks from the Altenew - Red Cosmos and Green Fields to my craft mat and then I added water to the inks to be able to use them to watercolor the stamped images.  The Altenew inks are a dye base ink and they work nicely for doing watercolor, however I have found that I have the best results when I add water to the paper and then add the color.  I have noticed sometimes if I don't add water or forget to the ink just soaks right into the paper and doesn't blend as well so I always try to remember to add water first.  The watercolor is very loose and I purposely went outside the lines.

After I was done doing the watercolor then I added water droplets and sprinkled some of the gold embossing powder on the water droplets.  Then I used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  Next I squeezed out some of the shimmer from the Zig - Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen and added a bunch of tiny little shimmery droplets over the entire watercolor panel.  I used the flashlight on my phone when I took this picture so you could see some of the shimmer.

Here is a close up of the roses on the top of the card.  I added some Glossy Accents on the roses and leaves and then I sprinkled some Floracraft Diamond Dust on top of the Glossy Accents and then I set the piece aside to dry.

Here is a close up of the roses on the bottom of the card.  This card is SO full of shimmer and sparkle!

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on to a piece of Quartz Shimmer Paper using VersaMark Ink and then I embossed it using Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I added the strip to the shimmer paper to the front of the card and then I also added two thin strips of black cardstock.  To finish the card off I added Therm-O-Web Foam Squares to the back of the card front and then added that to an A2 top folding black card base.  I also added a few 5mm Crystal Sequins and 10mm Crystal Sequins.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  Altenew - Bamboo Rose Clear Stamps
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor Paper, Quartz Shimmer Paper, Cardstock - Black
Ink: Altenew - Red Cosmos - (Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red), Green Fields - (Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades), VersaMark Ink
Accessories:  Ranger - Glossy Accents, Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Floracraft Diamond Dust, Zig - Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, 5mm Crystal Sequins, 10mm Crystal Sequins, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scor-Tape, Paint Brush, Heat Tool


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