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Water coloured card with Erica using Neat & Tangled and The Stamp Market goodies

Hi guys!

It’s Erica popping in, with a guest design post, here on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog, today! How are we all doing? All good or drooling over the latest releases and wondering if it’s socially acceptable to live on water and bread to sustain your craft stuff addition? Or is that just me, lol!

Today I have a card made with some new to me stuff from both The Stamp Market and Neat & Tangled. I tried my hardest to resist the latest couple of releases but failed rather spectacularly. Oh well, the stuff I got was only the tip of the ice berg (that is my wish list!) but oh wow... I’m seriously in love with that Love You diecut from Neat & Tangled and the Diamond Design Background Stamp from The Stamp Market? There are so many colour combinations I want to try with it.

I have a load of ready made A2 sized panels in all sorts of card stock for a quick start when inspiration hits, and these panels I store in plastic bags labelled with the kind of card stock they are. It’s so handy. Now, as I wanted to do heat embossing and water colouring, I picked Ranger water colour card stock and popped this into my MISTI. When the stamp was properly positioned, I dusted the panel very generously with my anti static tool. This is a must-do-step, don’t skip this if you want perfect heatembossing. After stamping the Diamond Design with VersaMark, I sprinkled white embossing powder all over it, then tapped off the excess and set it with my heat gun.

For the colouring I actually used my Daniel Smith water colour swatch as inspiration. I have organised my palette in reds/pinks/orange/browns/gray on one side and blues/teals/greens/turquoise on the other. Using the lightest colour, Lemon Yellow, in the middle, I worked my way outwards using one colour per section until they were all coloured in. At the end I had to mix up my own violets and purples because I don’t have enough of those to fill all the sections but it worked out pretty good anyway. Naturally, I want all of the colours because #fullsetsyndrome but I’m working on it. For now, mixing works ok but one day I will most likely end up with pretty much all the colours...

After letting the colouring dry completely, I used the Love You diecut from Neat & Tangled towards the bottom right corner of the panel. I also cut one out of foam sheet and layered these up. For a sweet little touch, I used the hearts that comes with the die in a few places around the sentiment and these also got layered with foam sheet cutouts.

The actual ‘Love you’ words I cut out of Tonic Studios Pink Chiffon card stock. It’s the most gorgeous semi-matte mirror card stock and I have this in various different colours. On the back of the words I used Lawn Fawn liquid glue, this stuff is amazing and I highly recommend it!

To finish off the card I trimmed down the panel a little bit and adhered it to a light gray card base. Trimming it down makes the light gray card stock, Narwhal from Lawn Fawn, frame the panel very nicely. A few clear sequins later and it was all done! Ta-da! I hope you like it as that’s it from me for today.

Thanks for stopping by the BRI blog today. I have linked almost all the products I've used for this card to the BRI Shop so happy shopping too!

If you want to see more of my work and a bit of behind-the-scenes, hop on over to my Instagram where I share crafting shenanigans almost daily.

Happy crafting from Erica


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