Challenges · Making Cards

You Are Out of This World

Welcome back! I hope this week is being kind to you! Sorry, I know all my post of been “quick,” but it’s all I have the energy for right now.

This post is to share the card I made for the September challenge at A Blog Named Hero. This month the challenge is “Inspired By.”

I was inspired by a card that Sharon White posted on Instagram.

What really caught my eye about Sharon’s card was the black lines on the image with the watercolor crystals. When I use this technique, I always use white heat embossing. But, I loved the combination of the black lines and the watercolor.

For my version, I went with a “bouquet,” of balloon planets instead of flowers. I stamped the image from Hero Arts Dream Big with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink on some Distress Watercolor cardstock, and heat embossed it with clear powder. I used a Molotow masking pen and masked off the tiny planet and area around the strings. Then I sprinkled some Violet Brocade Nuvo Shimmer Powder and spritzed it with water. I set this panel aside and started on the background.

The background was made by shaking Storm Cloud Nuvo Shimmer powder on another panel of Distress Watercolor cardstock and spraying it with water.

While both watercolor pieces were drying, I stamped a sentiment from Dream Big on a strip of vellum with Nocturne ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.

To assembly the card, I wrapped the vellum around the background piece and secured it with Scor-Tape. I die cut the planet balloons with the matching die, then added it to the background with foam tape. I finished the card off with a Neenah Classic Crest Solar white card base.

Look at all that shimmer. I swear, I’ll never get tired of those shimmer powders! I do need to practice more with the masking fluid, it really tore up the paper.

Thanks for stopping by, and being patient while I deal with my health issues. I really appreciate it.

Nicole

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