Thursday, April 11, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #111

Good afternoon fellow crafters! I hope you all are having a fantastic day considering it is almost Friday! I have to be at work in less than 2 hours, so I need to make this a very quick post. Just wanted to share with you my card for this weeks Make it Monday challenge over at Nichole Heady's blog. This week the tutorial is from Heather and the challenge is to use water-coloring on embossed images.

This challenge was a little bit frustrating for me because the color of my flower just wasn't turning out the way I wanted it to, but I stuck with it and finished my card anyways. I cased Heather's card but I love the white embossing she did on the Kraft cardstock, and I just had to give it a try.

I added some water to Stampin' Up's Garden Green and Not Quite Navy inks to color in my flower and leaf. The stamped flowers and leaf are from Hero Arts Sew Me Flower Jewel stamp set. I used Papertrey Ink's Boutique Borders: Birthday Stamp Set and matching die for the Birthday saying. I used Inkadinkados Linen White embossing powder along with a Craft Smart White pigment ink pad.

I like the card, but I am thinking of playing around with more colors on Kraft cardstock to see if I can get the color to "pop" a little bit more. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!


Sandra H said...

Wow this is so beautiful x

A Crafty Person said...

Your card is lovely. I have always love that border punch.

nancy jane said...

The colors you used look good on the kraft. I especially like the blue. I think the reason that the colors pop a bit more on Heather's card is because there is more detail in the stamps that she used. The additional white embossing adds some life to the kraft.

Linda said...

Alex, this is so beautiful.

Leigh said...

Oh, this is lovely!