Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ombre Watercolor Card

Hello and welcome to my blog!  

I have been doing a lot of experimenting recently with watercolor backgrounds.  I haven't made many completed projects, but it has been fun to play around with my pan watercolors.  The project I am sharing today is one that I wanted to make after I felt I had the hand of the Ombre look.  



I did heat emboss my stamped images first on the watercolor paper and then did the Ombre technique with watercolors.  The basic idea is to add concentrated color where you want it, and then continue to blend it out with more and more water.  

Supplies:  Gina K Designs Sending Love Stamp set, Versamark ink, Versafine Ink, Recollections White Detail Embossing powder, Gina K Passionate Pink cardstock, Koi Watercolors

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
CAS MixUp Challenge May - I picked Heat Embossing, Stamping and Watercolor


13 comments:

Loll said...

Wow ... gorgeous card Heidi. Love the elegant flowers and flourishes embossed in white. And your ombre pink sponging is beautiful over top. The butterfly is icing on the cake! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, this is so pretty Heidi! I LOVE those beautifully sponged corners with the pretty flowers and the butterfly sets it off prettily! Have a very lovely week! Hazel xx
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lostinpaper said...

Love your double ombre, it has created such a serene and elegant design!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Pretty card! I think your experiment it's absolutely beautiful! love the background with white embossing! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

Bonnie said...

This made a gorgeous background, Heidi! You've done an amazing job of blending the watercolor! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Heidi, this is a gorgeous background, and I love the delicate outlined flowers that are embossed. And what a sweet little butterfly to bring a lovely greeting on a special day! A beautiful card, sweet friend! Keep up the watercoloring! Hugs!

nancy littrell said...

Love your soft and pretty background for your butterfly and wonderful sentiment. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up.

scrappymo! said...

Your ombre pink inking over your stamped image is stunning! I thin this is a wonderful card.

scrappymo! said...

Your ombre pink inking over your stamped image is stunning! I thin this is a wonderful card.

Aileen Ryan said...

Ohhh my goodness so beautiful.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Heidi! The ombre inking looks lovely with the embossing.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Lisa Tilson said...

Hello Heidi, I popped over from Darnell's blog and have been wandering through your cards enjoying myself immensely. I particularly loved this ombre watercolour card, it is a stunner and I shall be trying this out myself at some point (we never have enough hours do we?)

Ali said...

I love watercolor backgrounds and you did a fabulous job! Thanks for joining A Blog Named Hero's tone on tone challenge!