Saturday, January 18, 2014

Creating Custom Paper

Yesterday I saw a tutorial on Joanna Munster's Inspired By Stamping (WHW #126) showing how to create your own background paper using watercolors. First, I added colors of red, pink and orange from my Inktense Pencils by Derwent (available on Simon Says Stamps) onto watercolor paper. Then, I brushed water across the page to blend the colors. After it dried, I stamped floral images onto the page in red ink. Finally, I stamped butterflies in VersaMark ink across the page and heat embossed them in white. After layering the finished watercolor paper onto Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Red Hot paper, I attached it to the Pure Luxury White card base. All that was left was to add a sentiment, also from Gina K Designs.

This was a fun technique for me, and I appreciate the tutorial from Inspired By Stamping. I have not submitted a card to this challenge before, but for this card, I will. I love their designs, and it would be great to win some products!

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  1. Sharon, this is absolutely beautiful and would be perfect for a Valentine birthday. Great job!!

  2. I love how this turned out Sharon! Mixing water colors is a great idea for a background. Your stamping and embossing really pops on this!

  3. this is beautiful and fantastic job on the background!!!! So glad you shared with us on IBS.

  4. Love that gorgeous paper you created for your pretty butterflies. Beautiful card Sharon.

  5. This is gorgeous!! I'm SO happy you tried out the technique and shared with us at IBS. Your card is just lovely and we hope to see you again...I hope you win too!!

  6. That technique sounds interesting. I will give it a try. Great card!


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