Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wonderful Words Challenge

Hi Stampers!

I'm a fan of reading the Moxie Fab World blog.  I have gotten a lot inspiration from their posts for my cards and scrapbook layouts.  They recently posted a challenge to use word dies in a project - the Wonderful Words Challenge.  Word dies are a hot new trend in the papercrafting world and I could not resist making a card for this challenge.

I decided to combine the word die with a new technique I am working on which is using more watercoloring in my projects.

To create this card front, first I used the Positively Chevron stamp to heat emboss the image on a sheet of watercolor paper.  I used white embossing powder to really make the image stand out.   Then I used ink refills and my aqua painter to create the ombre effect.  I pull out a piece of wax paper, and I add one drop of each ink refill I'm going to use to the paper to create a little pallet.  Using the Aquapainter, I pick up a little bit of the lightest color (Pool Party) and then just wash it over one end of the design.  Then I go to the next darkest color (Coastal Cabana) and repeat the process, overlapping the washes to get a blended look.  Then I did a wash of Island Indigo and finally a wash of Midnight Muse.  I really saturated the paper so I used my Heat Tool on setting 1 to dry it.  Then I used Tombow liquid glue to adhere the watercolor paper down to the first mat (Basic Black).  I did this just to make sure I had a secure bond between the papers in case the watercolor paper started to warp from being wet.  The rest of the card was assembled with Snail adhesive.  I used the Expression Thinlits to cut out the word "love" to add to the lower right corner.  When adhering these very thin words, I pull out my waxed paper again, make a drop of Tombow liquid glue and then I use a toothpick to put glue on the back of the word.  I have found this to be the least messy process!

My hubby loved getting this card for our anniversary!  It was masculine but the script word added just enough "softness" for  an anniversary card.

I hope this inspires you to try using word dies and watercoloring!  Any questions?  Just leave them in the comments below!

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