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Blue Beauty - Altenew

Hi Crafty Friends!
This week I was inspired by a card by Kelly Latevola where she stamped a flower image and using emboss-resist, coloured with distress ink, then removed some of the ink with a waterbrush and paper towel!  She called it "watercolour bleaching". I thought that one of my favorite sets - Altenew Persian Motifs - would be perfect for this and I totally fell in love with this easy but effective technique!
To start the card, I stamped the Persian Motif images with versamark ink onto tim Holtz distress Watercolour Cardstock and white embossed.  I then used Distress Oxide inks ( blueprint sketch and broken china) to lay some colour onto a rectangle (cut with stitched rectangles die). I used a paintbrush to paint inside the flower lines and removed water & ink by dabbing with a paper towel as I went.
I then used blue copic pens to create a 'shadow' look around the edge of the flowers.  I splattered the ink with some water droplets. For the sentiment, I stamped our Happy Birthday from the Label Love in versafine ink, cut to a strip and backed with white and blue card. I attached this to the watercolour panel.
I Added some pretty pink posh water droplets for some dimension to finish off the card. and adhered the watercolour panel to a white card base.
Hope you enjoyed this card and that it inspires you to give this simple but effective technique a go!!
Ali xx


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