Layered Letters "Friend" Watercolor Card

Happy Friday stampers!  The weekend is upon us and we are supposed to get more rain. :( So much for doing anything outside this weekend.  However that means more indoor time in the stamp room right?!?!
I have had this idea in my head for a while to make a card creating my own sentiment using the Layered Letters Alphabet stamp set.  I tried a few words on the card before I settled on "friend" with the on trend black label look to add the "hello".  I first stamped the friend sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed in gold.  I then stamped a flower arrangement in two of the corners using the Garden In Bloom stamp set in the same Versamark with gold embossing.

Once all my images were heat embossed, I got started on the watercoloring.  I used the new In Color ink pads to lay down some ink onto my craft mat and then applied the color to the images with a paint brush.  I first laid down clean, clear water onto the images before dropping in the color.  I used flirty flamingo, peekaboo peach, sweet sugarplum, emerald envy, and dapper denim.  I applied a wash of the dapper denim around the floral images making the ink darker the closer to the images and then fading the wash out towards the center of the card.  


To finish the card off, I added some ink splatters in the same colors and then adhered the watercolor panel onto a card base made from basic black cardstock.  I stamped the hello sentiment from the Crazy About You stamp set onto a scrap piece of basic black and then heat embossed this in gold.  This was popped up onto the card using dimensionals.  I added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as a final touch and that finishes the card.  


I am falling more and more in love with these new colors the more I create with them.  What is your favorite new In Color??




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  1. Christy this is a beautiful card! Love the watercoloring, such a soft beautiful look. My new favorite In Color is Emerald Envy!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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    1. Thank you so much Jo! I am really loving these new In Colors. They just go so well together but also with so many others as well.

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