Sunday, February 21, 2016

St. Patrick's Day No. 6

I've caught up to the cards that I've actually made this year now.  Here's the first of them.  I saw a tutorial here about using liquid drawing gum to mask die cut images for watercoloring.  It looked so cool I had to try it!  I did green around the shamrocks and used the transparent gold as an all over color wash.  The sentiment is gold embossed.  I also used my VersaMark pen to freehand a gold embossed border all the way around the watercolor layer.  I had intended to do that on this card, but didn't quite get to it.  It's the first time I've tried added the gold border and I think it worked our really well.  The freehandedness of it goes so well with watercolor and the hand scripted-ness of the word "lucky" in the sentiment.   Between the watercolor and the embossing, this layer was quite distorted, so it sat under some heavy books overnight once it was dry.  I added a few sequins then and foam mounted it onto the green card base.  The inside says, "Happy St. Patrick's Day".

Stamps: A Muse Lucky Charm set
Ink: VersaMark and A Muse sage (inside)
Paper: A Muse sage and Strathmore Bristol board 300 series smooth/vellum
Misc.: A Muse 6mm gold sequins, Ranger superfine detail gold embossing powder, Nicholson's peerless watercolors and transparent metallic gold, A Muse candy box die set (for shamrock), Pebeo drawing gum, Simon Says Stamp masking paper, Yasutomo Niji water brushes, foam mounting tape


  1. So many awesome techniques in one beautiful card. AMAZING!

  2. Thank you!! I very much enjoyed using some new "tricks" for this card!