Sunday, June 20, 2021

Squashing it using water color

 Happy Father's Day to all Dad's, both still with us
and in Heaven!

It's a lazy day here at Chez Dring. The hubs is
catching up on his Z's, so I decided to make a card
whilst he snoozes. LOL!

 and the inside:

I'm playing along with the current Let's Squash It challenge #9.
The prompt is to use both a nature themed embossing folder
along with water coloring of some kind. I dug in my box-o-embossing-folders
and rediscovered this Leafy Branch EF by Cuttlebug. I started by
rubbing Peacock Feathers DI directly onto the EF, giving it a good
spritzing of water, then ran the water color panel through my
Grand Calibur. I let that dry then smooshed some Fossilized Amber DI
onto my craft mat, and using a water brush, gave the embossed image
some shading. I wanted the panel to be the star of the show, so I heat embossed
a simple sentiment in gold onto a strip of black card stock, adhered, and added
a smattering of rhinestones to finish it off. 

This was a lot of fun to do, and I want to experiment with other embossing
folders now. LOL! Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Simple Strips Background, In & Out Birthday
Ink: Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber; Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Strathmore water color paper; TE
Accessories: GC; Cuttlebug - Leafy Branch EF (37-1168), water brush, MISTI; Stampendous - detail gold EP; heat gun; Recollections - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Recollections - tacky tape


  1. So happy to see you join the fun at Let's Squash It! Chris. Your card is a total stunner and I love the colours and EF you've chosen, Jo x

  2. Beautiful card, great colours and awesome use of the EF.

  3. There is nothing sleepy about your The inside sentiment is spot on! TFS.

  4. Lovely effect with the embossing and the Fossilized Amber was the perfect choice with the Peacock Feathers - a beautiful combo!

  5. Gorgeous card. Love the embossing folder you used and the way you coloured then added shading. Very pretty. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

  6. Congrats on being a top pick at Let's Squash It, Chris - love how you colored the embossed leafy branch!!


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