Tuesday, January 26, 2016

watercolor + foil

i finally finished the card i started 5 days ago! i'm in a little bit of a creative funk, i can't quite get my ideas to come to life.

but i couldn't let this one go. i really wanted to do something with hot pink, navy and gold. so here's the final version:
-on a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 bristol panel, i created a really loose distress ink watercolor background (well i actually made like 6 before i was happy).
-on my dry background i stamped and embossed "love". for foiling over embossing, i have found that super fine powder works the best and my fav is stampendous.
-then i cut a piece of gold transfer foil to fit my "love" and ran it through my laminator.
-i sprinkled a little gold embossing powder right onto my panel and heated it from below (so the air wouldn't blow it around). once melted the powder stays put and creates a fun, messy metallic look.
-to finish my card i added a washi tape strip, some gold sequins and some gold thread.
thanks for stopping by!

xo,
carly