I had a little time yesterday afternoon … and was absolutely itching to do a challenge card … so checked out a couple of my favourite blog challenges … (click on pics to visit challenge blogs to see other fab entries!)
So … embossing … and a sketch … should be easy enough to combine!!! I can tell you … this is for a VERY SPECIAL friend’s 40th birthday … so a lot of love went into it! I hope she enjoys getting this in the mail! Ssssshhhh! Don’t tell her! 😀 😉
The embossing is done with copper embossing powder (ret. SU!) … and then I have added some soft watercoloured ink to each of the images. I actually pulled out my markers & a saucer … and “painted” some of the marker colour onto a saucer and picked up the colour with my aqua painter. This is a good hint for watercolouring if you don’t have a stamp pad to “squeeze” the ink onto the lid.
Yes! That is a watermark on my pics that you can see! Finally, I have found a program to do this … although not entirely satisfactory … as I can’t place the watermark exactly where I want it. And … I can’t seem to get it any bigger … But … it is ok! I have been wanting to do this for ages … and it has been one of those things on the “to do” list that I just hadn’t got around to! (Thanks Debbie for the help!) You will still see a few pics coming through without the watermark … ones that I have already uploaded and not published yet! But … eventually I will have them all marked! Hhhhmmmm …. aren’t I getting a bit too professional! LOL! Never!!! 😉
Have a happy day! Stampin’ Hugs xxx
What a sweet little card. Just love how you put the cats in a hat on dimensionals. Just gorgeous. I am sure the person it is intended for will love it.
Andrea adds: I haven’t used this set in aaagggeeesss!!!! It was fun to have a play! xxaxx
This is very sweet, Andrea, and I am sure your friend will love it. The colours are beautiful, the tiny tags are perfect, and I LOVE how you’ve got the “40” inside the hat!
Andrea adds: I didn’t want to make toooo big a deal of the “40” … I know how much I didn’t like turning 40! 😀 Thanks for the feedback … lovely to have you stop by! xxaxx
Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!!!!!! This is so beautiful Andrea…wow does not seem enough!! The soft hues and diff textures all go together so well. I totally love this card. One Q…thewee numbers u have used?? Are they SU?? Can’t see mention in recipe. Congrats on (finally) geting the watermark!! ooxx
Andrea adds: The “wee numbers” are hand drawn!!! LOL!!! But … thanks for thinking they looked professional!!! 😉 LOL … still trying to catch up … phew! Life is too busy!!! Thanks for your lovely email … will reply asap! Big hugs xxaxx
Oh I love this! I love all your little touches!
Andrea adds: Thanks Tania! It always brings a smile to my face to see new visitors returning! Thanks for saying hi, again! Will pop by your blog … as soon as I finish my blog spring clean! Hugs xxaxx
I love the soft pastel colours, the copper embossing and the 40 inside the hat. A beautiful card which your friend will cherish!
Andrea adds: Thanks for the beautiful compliments, Bronwyn! And … thanks for taking the time to stop by and encourage! Will pop by your blog asap! Hugs xxaxx
Gorgeous watercolouring! I keep looking at this set… you’re making it very tempting!
Andrea adds: I love using it! I notice they have a similar one in the US catty … perhaps you should wait and see what the new catty brings? But … then … what if we don’t get that one … and this one disappears??? 😀 😉 Oh … what to do???? LOL!
Neato! Great take on the embossing challenge, thanks for coming to play at Just Add Ink! xx
Andrea adds: Thanks heaps, Amanda! I really enjoyed this one! Hope to play more often! xxaxx
Oh, my….this card is so, so gorgeous Andrea. I have been away for a few weeks and I finally get a chance to come visit and you just blow me away. So much love has gone into this, there are so many beautiful details and I just know that she is going to love it. This is a masterpiece.
Thanks so much for your lovely email the other day, your words really meant a lot to me. I will try to email you this weekend to let you know how I’m going.
Take care dear friend.
Andrea adds: It is so GREAT to hear from you … and I am glad you are back! I have missed you! But … don’t stress about trivial things … I can do without comments!!! You just need to take care of yourself, hunny! Glad you liked this one … bet you guessed who it was for!!! 😉 ssshhh!!!
Oh Andrea! This is so pretty and fun! Love your colouring and the hat popping of the card. Lucky person to get this!
Andrea adds: Big hugs, Paula! I love getting compliments … it is a big encouragement to me! xxaxx
so pretty and i LOVE the kittys in the hat 🙂 thanks for joining us on the OCCSC this week
Andrea adds: Thanks Rose! It was fun to do this sketch … definitely one I will be using again! xxaxx
Oh wowwww, this is SWEEEET!
Andrea adds: Thanks Denise! I love having you pop by! I am sooooo keen to vist your blog … am having withdrawals. Almost there! Hugs xxaxx
This is just beautiful. Your colouring is just divine!
I can’t believe it’s been so many days since I last visited your blog. I have myself over my own knee giving myself a spanking! LOL. Promise to visit more regularly.
Andrea adds: LOL! For the record … I don’t keep a tally, Sonia! But … I do miss your smiling face! Don’t stress hunny … you just come when you have the time! Have a good week! xxaxx
Woo Hoo, it was for me!!!!!! Thank you so much for the absolutely gorgeous card & lovely sentiments. What a huge blessing you are. I am truly blessed by the wonderful people in my life. You did so well to figure out my address too.
Thank you, MWAH, xoxoxo
Andrea adds: LOL! A little mutual friend birdie told me your address! I’m so glad you liked it. And … can’t wait to pop by your blog to hear all about your party! Thanks for your email! Will reply asap! Hugs xxaxx
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