Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sparkle Watercolour Backgrounds

The other day I was seeking some inspiration. My husband gave me one of his challenges. He wanted a rainbow sparkle card. He wasn't that specific with the requirements, so I did what I wanted with the suggestion.

First I got some watercolour paper and blending several colours into a rainbow type background. I used all distress inks here (Red Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, and Picked Raspberries).

Once that was dry, I stamped some flowers over top with Fresh Snow pigment ink. Before those faded too much, I covered the whole thing with Versamark and embossed it with a clear/glittery embossing powder. I loved how sparkly it became! Because of the glitter in the embossing powder, it's not the easiest surface to stamp on. I cut a piece of acetate to the same size and stamped my greeting using black Stazon. I attached that to the watercolored layer using brads. It's nice because the acetate gives the card a nice smooth, shiny finish.

This photo gives a slightly better view of the sparkles!