Saturday, August 9, 2014

Love, Honor, Cherish

I'm on a kick with Watercolor VersaMark Reveal, so this is another card with this technique.
I just love the subtle look of the soft colors blending throughout the sentiment.  


Edited Aug 14th: So thrill to have received an Honorable Mention at Fusion Card Challenge!

ETA: This is a new technique to alot of people so here is an explanation.
Stamp your image onto Watercolor paper with VersaMark. Do Not Emboss! Just set it with your heat tool. I smooshed this card into distress inks that were spritzed with water on my craft mat.  The color of the ink gets absorbed more intensely into the VersaMark, revealing the stamped image.  
See these other cards with this technique here and here(video).

I used a wood mount stamp that I've had since 1995 by Stampington & Co.
I've matched up the colors of the hydrangea's using Broken China, Peeled Paint & Antique Linen distress inks. The sparkle comes from the shimmer grey cardstock backing the panel, a few mirror sequins and a layer of clear Wink of Stella over the sentiment.


I made it for The Card Concept's Create a Wedding card (Clean & Simple). 
The colors work for the photo inspiration for Fusion The Beach House. (I got married on the beach at our cabin at the lake so it has a wedding association for me!)
The bling works for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Make it Sparkle. (I don't have any Neat and Tangled or Jane's Doodle products, but if I win I promise to buy some.)

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Thanks for Looking!


  1. Avery pretty and subtle card, thanks for playing along at the Card Concept!

  2. How lovely with the watercolor and embossing! thanks so much for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

  3. Love the sparkle!!! So elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at FUSION, sure hope that you are inspired to join us again!!!

  4. Lovely use of soft color, well done! Thanks for playing with us at Fusion!

  5. This is so pretty! I love the sparkle!! I just bought some distress inks after seeing a sample at a local shop, I can't wait to try them now! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week :)

  6. such a pretty card and a fun technique :) thank you for playing along with simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  7. Love the water color wash BG and touch of shimmer on the sentiment, Thank you for sharing with Fusion !

  8. Beautiful! Love the water coloing and the glitter!!
    Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!!

  9. Karen, this technique is amazing! I've never seen it before, but I'm going to try it soon! Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  10. Such a pretty card, this technique looks fantastic, it's a new one to me, TFS, Cathy x

  11. Oh wow! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the background that you have created on this card! What a fabulous way to showcase the bold and totally CAS sentiment! The few bits of sparkle from the sequins and a bit of Stella's winking are the perfect finishing touch to a fabulous creation! Thank you so much for choosing to join us this week at CCC :)