Sunday, May 25, 2014

PTI Blog Hop Colour Combo: Aqua + Melon hello

I just love the colour combination this month - so springy and uplifting!  I decided to use some of my beloved pearlescent embossing paste with a stencil.  I used an old thick paper folder to make a stencil with the Diagonal Stripes cover plate.  It's a great way to recycle and make a sturdy stencil using a cover plate.  I then smeared the pearlescent embossing paste all over the front of a card and let it dry while I did some watercolouring.
I took some watercolour paper and messily painted some inks mixed with my aqua pen - Hero Arts Soft Granite, Studio Calico Coral Bay and Jenni Bowlin Speckled Egg.  I cut the paper with the Hello die and stacked it with two white die cuts to make it a little more sturdy.  I added some Wink of Stella glitter using the pen and adhered it to the card front.

A very simple sparkly card!

Check out my crafty sale if you like:
http://cardsbycara.blogspot.ca/2013/06/crafty-sale.html
I also have some Project Life cards from the Midnight collection as well.

Supplies:
Paper: Recollections 110lb white, Canon watercolour paper
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite, Studio Calico Coral Bay, Jenni Bowlin Speckled Egg
Misc: PTI Diagonal Cover plate, Hello die, aqua pen

5 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

One love design after another Cara! This one has such a pretty wash over the hello, love your shaker!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Cara I love the watercolor hello die over the striped background. It really pops. Great job. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Tonya Jastad said...

I love this Cara! I don't which I like better the background or the colored die!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

Steph Hilt said...

Ooh, I just saw this one Cara! I love that pearlescent paste background. Your watercolor treatment for your die cut is perfect, as it can stand up to that flashy background. Nice work!