Monday, November 23, 2015

Emboss Resist with Watercolor and a GIVEAWAY

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Happy Monday!  I have the pleasure of Guest Designing for a new stamp company called Concord & 9th.  If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?  They have some amazing innovative dies, stamp sets, and extras like Happy Hues Cards (which I LOVE)!

I decided to change up the holiday mantra here and designed a floral card incorporating emboss resist with watercolor.  I've used Shine Brighter stamps and dies from Concord & 9th.  

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I began white heat embossing the flower from the stamp set onto Tim Holtz Watercolor paper.  Now while there is no "leaf" stamp, I was creative and used the "flame" stamp and added my own "vein" with my Versamark pen.  The leaves were heat embossed as well.  My images were colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then washed with my waterbrush to tone them down.  They were all diecut with the coordinating dies and set aside.

Now.....let's talk about that FABULOUS Tree Ring stamp.  I fell in love when I saw this!  I stamped the Tree Ring with Antique Linen Distress Ink and washed it with my waterbrush.  Here's the part where I wished I had stamped it onto watercolor paper but oh well!  I dried it with my heat tool and then overnight put it between some books to help flatten out.  To soften the edges, I added a little Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the perimeter of the Tree Ring.  My panel was added to a top folding notecard that was layered with pattern paper from Bella Rouge by Pink Paislee.  I didn't adhere the panel all the way but left the corners somewhat turned up.  Lastly, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as embellishments.

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Now, I did mention a giveaway right?  Concord & 9th wants to give one of my followers on INSTAGRAM and a friend the Shine Bright stamp set!  

Head to my Instagram---Amy Kolling
Follow me AND Concord & 9th 
Comment/Tag a friend
Both you and your friend must follow Concord & 9th to win
Winner(s) chosen on Wednesday, 11/25

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!


Lisa H. said...

Fantastic card, Amy!!! I LOOOVE the water colored florals and that tree ring stamp is fab! What a fun way to add some woodgrain. I love that stamp set, a little bit of everything included in it. Thanks for sharing.

Marcie Sharp said...

So pretty Amy! I love that you were creative with the flame stamp. So fun to find new uses for stamps. :)

Unknown said...

We love this card Amy!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous card! Love the tree ring stamp too. Thanks for introducing me to this new-to-me company! Will have fun checking them out.
Ni Instagram for me, so I can't enter the drawing but just wanted to say that I love your card.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so fabulous, Amy!! I recently ordered 2 stamp sets from them and I'm KICKING myself now for not getting that tree ring lol!

Deirdre said...

Oh wow Amy - love what you created. Just got my hands on this stamp set and love your inspiration - thank you.

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