Saturday, June 6, 2015

You Make Me Smile

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Hello once again!




I have a card to share with you today, inspired by the latest Virginia's View Challenge, to use ombre or monochromatic, as well as Paulina's Watercolor Blog Hop over at Pretty Pink Posh. Both challenges are inspiring, and go well together! I love this type of media, it lends so much artistic freedom.


I used Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock, and the Highline Ironwork background stamp from Hero Arts and Basic Gray to emboss a resist onto the panel. I added Picked Raspberries, Squeezed Lemonade, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks to create a blended rainbow of color.


I adhered the panel to a white card base, and added the Simon Says Stamp Smile Circle die cut that I layered and adhered to a black cardstock circle. I also adhered a strip of vellum heat embossed with my greeting from the Happy and Smile stamp set, over a wad of black thread. I finished it with some Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh! 



I even created a little video showing how I made the panel. I previously shared a picture of my new video set up on instagram, and FB, and hope to make more videos soon. You can check out the stand I use, here!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend.






62 comments:

  1. it's really pretty, love the courage you found to make a vid too

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  2. Your background is so stunning!!!

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  3. I just bought the new Kuretake water color pens so I am new to watercoloring. Thanks for showing me a new technique. I am learning so much from this hop. Beautiful card.

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  4. Wonderful card! Great video! Love the smooshing technique!! And love your card! :)
    (from experimentswithcardmakingetc.wordpress.com)

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  5. Great card and love your smooshing video.
    Great work and a fun card.

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  6. What a gorgeous background ..Your card looks fabulous !!

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  7. This IS FABULOUS!! I love the primary with the black. Awesome card!

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  8. Stunning card! Thanks so much for the video. Love the smooshing technique.

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  9. LOVE this technique and your card!

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  10. Wow, this a real stunner, love it!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  11. Gorgeous!! I love doing this technique thought I've not done it using a background stamp!

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  12. WOW WOW WOW! So stunning! I LOVE it!

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  13. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love that embossed & watercolored background!

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  14. Quite a masterpiece, Lindsay!! Love love the gorgeous water-colored background! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Ombre/Monochromatic” Challenge!

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  15. Wow! Love every single thing about this card.

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  16. Congrats on the Virginia's View Challenge Facebook page feature! :)

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  17. beautiful card! lovely watercoloring!

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  18. Awesome card, I also loved your video, thanks for that!

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  19. I LOVE this card, it's super cute :)
    Sally ¦ wheelingalong stamps

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  20. Love your smooshed background colours!

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  21. Lovely. I too often just get mud when I tried to make splotches, so maybe this smooshing will help with that. And yes, Laura Bassen ROCKS! Thanks for the video!

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  22. This is stunning! I'm sorry I'm not sitting across from you at the table today. Hopefully I'll see you guys in August!!

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  23. The watercoloring loves amazing over the embossing!

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  24. That is just beautiful! I love the effect you got with the smooshing technique.

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  25. Such a fantastic background, the colour mix is perfect!

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  26. Wow this is just beautiful!!!!!! I love colors and then black! :D

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  27. I absolutely love your background!

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  28. This card is so pretty. Love it!

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  29. Oooow Lindsay this is fabulous - love that stamp,looks sooooo good used in this way:)

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

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  31. Fantastic creation! I just love the colours you used and the embossing!

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  32. I do love a rainbow and this looks particularly good, love it

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  33. Such a beautiful card! Love the control you get with Laura's acetate method.

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  34. What a fantastic and bright card!

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  35. Ohh love this!! The colors are fantastic!:)

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  36. Love this! What a super fun card. Great colors and love the embossing ♥

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  37. Gorgeous! Thanks for the video... bookmarking for future ref!!

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  38. Beautiful card, I love the colors.

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  39. Stunning card! Love the embossed background and those gorgeous bright colours.

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  40. I L.O.V.E. this! My favorite card on the hop!

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  41. Love the colours you chose; this card is simply stunning

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  42. Awesome card with gorgeous colors! Love it!

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    1. One of my favorites too, by the way! Awesome job!

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  43. This is absolutely gorgegous and love the background you created!

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  44. Gorgeous smooshing, Lindsay! Love the pop of black from the sentiment!

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  45. what a gorgeous card, i love it.x

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  46. I haven't been around visiting you for a while, Lindsay, and it looks like I've missed a lot. Congrats on getting video equipment. I loved watching you make this glorious background. I'm going to have to go back through and see what else you've been up to.

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  47. Such a GORGEOUS card!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  48. Gorgeous card, so colorful, and love the sentiment on black!

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  49. thanks for sharing the video - what a great technique! can't wait to get home and try it out :)

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  50. Amazing - had to pin it! Gotta watch that video later, once I am at home...

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  51. You have no idea how long it took me to find the directions on how you made this card! I first saw it on a blog hop, but it didn't take me to your blog. I ordered watercolor powder, but that didn't work. FINALLY I found your site! I have been a SU demonstrator for 10 years and a stamper for 20. This is one of my TOP TEN favorite cards! It's so beautiful, yet so simple...my kinda card. :)

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  52. Such a pretty card and a great technique!!
    Thanks for the video!

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