Monday, October 17, 2016

Falling into Celebration

Part 2 of the Falling into Celebration Dare is up on the Emerald Creek blog today and I have a Diwali card to share with you. To celebrate the Festival of Lights, I went for a stellar display on a Distress ink watercolour galaxy background.

I first stamped the Sunny D sun on a 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" piece of Ranger watercolour paper and heat embossed it using a combination of Tangerine Orange and Vegas Gold emboss powder. Next, I stamped a variety of stars from the Sweet Dreams stamp and heat embossed them in Vegas Gold. To add a bit more light to my future galaxy, I splattered water using a waterbrush and then heat embossed some more Vegas Gold emboss powder on the background.Then came the watercolouring part. I watercoloured the stars using Tim Holtz Scattered Straw mini Distress ink and the sun with combination of Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, and Ripe Persimmon. Once they were all dry, I wet areas around them using a water brush and then began dropping in other colours (Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet). Next, I added Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire, working them with water to allow them to blend. I added in more of the other colours as need until I was pleased with the look. After mounting my dried piece onto black cardstock covered card base, I added the CAC Shishoni Brush script Silhouette cut sentiment to complete the card.

Come celebrate the season with us over at Emerald Creek Dares by entering our Falling into Celebration Dare challenge for a chance to win a $50 store credit. Other projects by my fellow DT mates, can be found here along with the challenge details.


Emerald Creek Products used:

Other Products available in the Emerald Creek Shop:
Mini Distress Inks - Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot


Cathy - CMP Designs said...

Beautiful card Cassandra! Love the colours you have in the background you created! ")

sarascloset said...

Cassandra, your watercolor background is amazing on this lovely card! How creative to use those stamps and powders the way you did for an incredibly gorgeous card! Hugs!