Thursday, April 28, 2011

Emboss and Color

In a few days (3 to be exact) you can start ordering from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog.  Did you get your catalog?

This embossing folder is on p. 24.  It's actually reversed from the picture and it's gorgeous!

I've seen several cards made with this Embossing Folder and watercolored.  I really loved this technique and just had to try it.

I'm going to enter it in a new (to me) challenge.  It's called Hand Stamped Sentiments and this weeks challenge is to make a Mother's Day card.

And the Color Challenge on SCS this week is to use Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue & Baja Breeze with embossing for dessert.

I used both shades of blue ink and a blender pen to color the flowers.  The stems & leaves are Certainly Celery.

I've already sent a card to the Less is More challenge to do an Off Centre card, but I'm going to send this one along too.  If you want some good examples of Clean & Simple cards, there are 240 entries already in this challenge.  Lots of good inspiration there!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Teeny, Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy
Paper:  Watercolor
Accessories:  Big Shot, Flower Garden EF, Corner Rounder Punch

I'm so glad you could stop by.




Chrissie said...

Oh Bonnie, you do such fabulous stuff!
This is another stunner!
I just love SU products and you have slightly different ones on your side of the pond from the ones we can get here.
Some I'm green with envy over!
Lady LIM

Shannon said...

I really love the watercoloring on the embossed image. I've never tried that-gorgeous! Welcome and thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, as always
Thanks so much
Diva LIM
Less is Mor

Suze Bain said...

Very pretty Bonnie, such delicate flowers and beautifully coloured. x

fatmonica said...

Lovely card.The embossing and colouring is perfect.

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie! Your off-center layout couldn't be more intriguing. I love how you colored up the embossed pattern. Terrific!

Vicky Hayes said...

Colouring the embossed image is a great technique and works brilliantly here. I love your card!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.

Aileen said...

Super folder and colouring of the flowers. x

inkedx2 said...

This is pretty. I have tried this and did not have good success with it. I guess I need to keep playing. So glad you played with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Hope you will join us on future challenges.


Anne Marie said...

Bonnie, this is gorgeous! Love the clean design which showcases that new folder beautifully. I have that one sitting on my desk ready to use...this is great inspiration, for sure. :) Your color combo is so soft and pretty, too. Thanks for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

Benzi said...

Bonnie, you did a beautiful job coloring this embossed flower. It is just divine. Wowzer!!