Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CMCC #73 - Playful

Hello friends!

Today's post is for the new challenge starting at Colour Me today. 

I'm not gonna lie... these colors scared me when I first saw them. I couldn't imagine how I was going to make them all work together. After I figured out that I had all of the ink colors I decided that a water color look was the best way to go. 

I started out stamping the circles from the Bokeh Dots stamp set in the Essentials by Ellen line in Versamark ink. I then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I love the transformation when the powder is heated. It's like magic! 

I then used my ink pads in Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, and Lost Lagoon to make a water color background. I smashed each of the pads on to my craft mat and added some water to it. Adding water to the water color paper first will help get the ink on the paper moving to blend the colors together. I love the way all three of the colors blended together and looked so pretty.

I cut the water color piece to slightly smaller than the card base, rounded the top right corner and positioned it in the right corner. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Essential by Ellen set called Mondo Magnolia with white embossing powder and adhered it to the card. I sprinkled some 6mm and 8mm sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around the card.

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my card. The products used are listed and linked below. Leave me a comment if you have any questions or just want to let me know you stopped by.

Happy Stampin!




  1. love your pretty watercolor background

  2. Angel
    I have that stamp too
    the BOKEH DOTS
    my fav stamp ever and not selling in Germany only because a collague was in the USA I got that stamp :)
    I love your clever card and the color blended so great together
    I search your SS card and found this lovely card
    Hugs, Monika :)

  3. Angel you really outdid yourself with this one! These colors scared me too, but you used them beautifully! Love the gorgeous background you created.

  4. Love your fun play on the bokeh dots technique. The way you cut and added your sentiment was especially clever, too.


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