I did the smooshing technique on a watercolored paper using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I prepared the watercolor paper for embossing. I stamped the crystals onto the smooshed watercolored paper, strategically selecting the area I wanted the crystals to be. I poured Wow! Gold embossing powder to this, then heat embossed it. I fuzzy cut the crystals and inked the edges with gold marker to hide the white core of the watercolor paper.
After I planned the layout of the crystals. I stamped a twine, stamped the crystals again, stamped the chains, and stamped the ribbons. I stamped and embossed in between elements that the cardstock showed signs of warping. Good thing, the Bazzill cardstock stood up to the challenge of repeated heating. I stamped the sentiment on the lower right side of the panel.
I flicked white watercolor from an acrylic block towards the panel, concentrating on the area below the stamped twine. After this has dried, the crystals were adhered using foam adhesive. To add a pop of color, I adhered red enamel dots to the bow.
I adhered the panel to a white note cards with a fun foam sandwiched in between the panel and note card for added dimension. For the final embellishment, I squeezed some red Stickles to the edge of the black panel to tie in with the red enamel dots.
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Maria Giselle B.
Stamps: Hero Arts Christmas Crystals, HA Holiday Sayings, Mama Elephant Confetti
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