Thursday, 11 January 2018

It's Your Day!

Hi everyone!

I've been on a bit of a roll this week... hittin' them New Years Resolutions like BAM! (LOL).... So I have another card to share with you.

I am going to be attending watercolour classes starting in February and for Christmas hubby got me some new Daniel Smith watercolour paints. I decided I would have a play with them before I start, and I am loving the results that they give!!! They look so great on cards! I will definitely be using them more in the future!

It was quite hard to take a great photo of this card.  In real life it is super sparkly, as it has heaps of embossing glitter and one of the watercolour paints is shimmery.

To make the watercolour panel I used piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor cardstock taped to a board.  I wet the whole panel and then applied 3 different colours of Daniel Smith watercolours in a random pattern, much like when you create a galaxy background.  The colours I used were Indigo, Duochrome Green Pearl and Cobalt Blue.  Once I was happy with how the piece looked I set it aside to dry.  

Whilst the panel was drying I did some die cutting from a piece of 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I die cut the Catherine Pooler designs spiro doily, a small circle from Lawn Fawn's stitched circle dies and slightly larger circle from Lawn Fawn scalloped circle dies.  I left the spiro doily as is.  To the stitched circle I applied Catherine Pooler Juniper Mist ink direct to paper and then stamped a sentiment from the Concord & 9th Flower Turnabout stamp set using Versamark ink and added some WOW! embossing powder in Opaque Bright White and heat set it to melt the embossing powder.  To the scalloped circle I applied Versamark ink direct to paper and then used WOW! Fools Gold embossing glitter to coat the whole circle.  I then heat set it using my heat tool.  

Once my watercolour panel was dry, I removed it from the board and wiped over the whole piece using my embossing powder anti-static tool. Using the Papertrey ink Mehndi Medallion coverplate I  applied Versamark onto to the whole plate. Next I embossed the design onto the watercolour piece using my Big shot set to the appropriate setting for embossing and used my embossing mat underneath the watercolour panel and placed the coverplate carefully on top. Once I had run this through my Big Shot machine I poured over some WOW! Fools Gold embossing glitter, shook off the excess and then heat set the whole panel with my heat tool.  The end result of this panel is so so pretty! I cut this panel down to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches. 

To a standard size top folding cardbase I added Juniper Mist ink direct to paper, just around the edges, as the rest will be covered up.  I then cut a piece of Neenah Solar white cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 inches and adhered it to the card base using Tombow Mono Multi glue.  

I added 3M mounting tape to the back of the watercolour panel and adhered it on top of the white piece (already on the card base).

To finish the card I adhered the white spiro doily to the top centre of the card and then glued the Fools Gold scalloped circle on top of that.  Lastly I added the sentiment circle using 3M mounting tape. 

Supplied used:

1. 3M mounting tape
2. Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock
3. Concord & 9th flower turnabout stamp set
4. Catherine Pooler spiro doily
5. Lawn Fawn stitched circle stackables dies
6. Lawn Fawn scalloped circle stackables dies
7. Papertrey Ink Mehndi Medallion coverplate
8. Embossing mat 
9. Big Shot die cutting machine
10. Tombow mono multi glue
11. Heat tool
12. WOW! Fools Gold embossing glitter
13. WOW! Opaque Bright white embossing powder
14. Paintbrush
15. Daniel Smith watercolour Indigo
16. Daniel Smith watercolour Duochrome Green Pearl
17. Daniel Smith watercolour Cobalt Blue
18. EK Success Embossing powder Tool
19. Catherine Pooler Designs Juniper Mist ink pad
20. Versmark Ink pad

Thankyou so much for stopping by to see how I made this card.  Please leave me a comment if you liked the card.

Have a great day!

Jodie xx


  1. Gorgeous card! Hope you enjoy your watercoloring classes!

  2. This is really beautiful. It has an almost timeless, aged look. I've been trying to decide which watercolor paints to buy since I'm ready to move on from ink pads. Thank you for sharing!!