1.31.2013

GIU Day #3: adore.

Day 3 of Growing in Unity. For today's card, I used the Unity sets Donna Peony and Adore Words {psssst this set is SO on sale right now! $7.33!} I again used my Tim Holtz Distress Markers and a water brush pen. I know, you are probably getting sick of this technique from me but.... I did a fun twist this time....white heat embossing. LOVE how it turned out. The white really pops against the navy.
So I'm going to do a little tutorial real quickies how I created this card. To create this look, I used watercolor paper (Canson is my favorite, I like the thickness) and inked up the peony using my go to Top Boss embossing ink, then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. It looked like this: 
I then took my Distress Marker in Chipped Sapphire and started coloring in what I thought the darkest part of the flower would be in real life. Next, I took my water brush pen and started brushing outwards, to get this effect: 
The water from the brush pen resists against the white embossing, so it's basically fail proof! Love that. I then cut out the flower and adhered it to my navy card base after I heat embossed the sentiment in white. 
Glued a flower center embellie from Hobby Lobby and that's it! 
Thanks for joining me today. Have a great weekend.


40 comments:

Brit K. Designs said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE this! So pretty, and I love that flower against the navy, it just pops out! I think it's time for me to buy some distress markers! :-)

Emily Keaton said...

Wow! This is absolutely striking. That huge peony is perfect against the navy background.

Jen said...

This is gorgeous!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the colors - so rich and pretty!!!

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Wida said...

I can't color ANYTHING, but you, well you make it look like no big deal. I think this flower is so pretty and I do love that embellish in the center

Miriam Prantner said...

Ah-freaking-mazing! This is so pretty, I LOVE!!!!

Cynthia said...

Oh my, this is lovely! Thanks so much for the little tutorial, Erin. I need to give this technique a try!

Julie Odil said...

This is beautiful! And thanks for the tutorial! I ordered this poppy stamp, so I might have to try this.

libbym said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the step by step technique tutorial! I must try this! Beautiful!!

Amanda said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I just love how you did the flower..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda :0)

Denise Bryant said...

Love this card! The embossed flower is really set off nicely against the dark background. Lovely coloring on the flower!
DeniseB

Kary said...

This is So pretty, Erin. Love the flower!!

Ruby said...

This card is so very pretty.

Nina Yang said...

Very pretty!

jennifer mitten said...

This is gorgeous! I love using this technique but I never turn out anything as stunning as this!

FeistyCrafter said...

Stunning card!! The flower is gorgeous, the added beads in the center just adds to the beauty

Chris D. said...

Holy crow! Your card is so stunning! And thank you for the tutorial. I may have to try this technique now!

kdgowdy said...

It's stunning! WOW!

Casey said...

Love how that flower pops! I also really love that you kept this simple because the sentiment and the flower stand out so much that they dont need a ton extra! Gorgeous card!

Gaylynn said...

Gorgeous work with the flower embossing and blending. It does POP against the navy.

Sue D said...

Wow--this is beautiful--thanks for the tutorial!

Karen (karey2005) said...

Thanks for the tutorial - this is GORGEOUS!

SherylK said...

Absolutely STUNNING and BEAUTIFUL. I'm going to have to breakout my watercolor paper and give it a go.

Angel said...

wow!! this is a stunning card! LOVE the watercolored flower.

Beejay said...

This is to die for! I have already tried the technique! Thanks for sharing!

Sam said...

Love your card. Thanks for the tutorial, will have to try this technique.

Karenladd said...

So beautiful! I love using watercolors with stamped images and the white embossing makes for a fabulous effect!

SHartl said...

Just beautiful. I really love the colors you used!

Miwa said...

This is so striking and beautiful! WOW!

LaNell said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing you process. Must give you technique a try.

JPScraps said...

GORGEOUS!

created by ~donnaK said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! I'm always so amazed when people go out on a limb with something like this. It's gorgeous and you've got me wanting to give this technique a try!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wow, that pops perfectly! Love it!

sharon g said...

WOE nelly, your coloring is amazing. I'm going to go back to see how you did that!!!!!!

Natasha G.P. said...

I have never done that before. I'm going to try it with my water based markers (not the type you used, but they will probably work, too).

Toni K said...

Simply beautiful!

Gwen said...

Gorgeous card! LOVE that flower! I just bought water pens and now I know what to do with them!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh em gee I LOVE THIS! That peony is STUNNING and I adore how you've coloured it. Thank you SO much for sharing how you did it :)

Scrappin' Diva said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the tutorial!

Jazzy Nurse said...

Awesome Job Erin! Love it!