Friday, November 3, 2017

The Hidden Gem

Hello friends!
Today's post is to highlight a "hidden gem"!
What's a hidden gem in crafting, you'd ask?
It's that element you could add but it often left unseen. 
I am talking about....
Clear embossing powder such as

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I started with stamping the frame with
Altenew MAJESTIC MISTLETOE Clear Stamp Set ALT1879 

    Shop Simon Says Stamp here

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Once I stamped the laurels in various green, I embossed the sentiment Altenew TRANSLUCENT PEARL Crisp Embossing Powder
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You can see the embossing powder. It is shiny yet is also creates a barrier to resist the watercoloring.
I used the same Altenew Ink (just add water) and colored  around the sentiment.

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I hope you like this card I share. I love using unconventional colors for Christmas cards. This card is definitely one of those examples.

All inks are from Altenew :  Sea Shore, Tropical Forest, Red Sunset Oval
 You can find them at Altenew store here
Simon Says Stamp here
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Thanks for stopping by!


conil said...

Heck, yes, I like it. The card is so pretty. I like the embossing powder, too. Subtle but lovely.

Harriet said...

Great card, excellent colors. I am such a traditionalist that I never think outside the box. Your card is a wonderful example of outside the box thinking. Clear embossing powder is a true crafter's friend. It sure makes your sentiment stand out.

Dawn T said...

totally awesome Virginia. Love the idea of using the embossing powder as a resist for the watercolouring.

Sue D said...

Pretty colors and I like the embossed and watercolored sentiment

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these colors and the watercoloring, beautiful!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This is a fantastic card !

Sheila H said...

I wish I could watercolor like you do, Virginia. Beautifully done!