Thursday, August 28, 2014

{Mama Elephant} Designer Series: Watercolour Resist with Sentimental Borders + Video!


I'm on the Mama Elephant Blog today showcasing the Sentimental Borders stamp set. I stamped it with Versamark ink on an angle on watercolour cardstock die cut from Index Card Creative Cuts. After heat embossing it with a faded edge, I watercoloured over it with Gansai watercolour paints.



On the scalloped card base, which was die cut from Femme Frames Creative Cuts, I used the heart and triangle borders from Embellished Tag Creative Cuts to create my own stencil for embossing paste backgrounds. Femme Frames and Embellished Tag are also sold together in the Basic Set, along with Dainty Bow and Bold Banner.


I knew that the twin recipients of these cards were celebrating their third birthday with cupcakes so I added the yummy cupcakes and adorable animals from Carnival Cupcakes (+ Creative Cuts).


I embellished the embossing paste corners with gorgeous sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Teresa Collins' Something Wonderful and Urban Market collections.


As I mentioned in my video, a large blue sequin fell off the boy's card before I photographed it. Then I didn't realize it 'til I gave the card away so I couldn't re-photograph it. Sigh. :)


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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13 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards :)

Bethany Stellpflug said...

Love these Emily! The watercoloring is beautiful! :D

Tracey McNeely said...

Emily these are both just too adorable, once again you have sent me shopping.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are wonderful! I love the stenciled parts on the base, just the right bit of texture!

Lindsey said...

These really are adorable! I love both of them, although adding purple is always a good thing. :)

Lorraine Marasigan said...

Awesome video, Emily. Super helpful. I think I need to get those ME stamp sets and gansai paints now:)

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Lynn said...

Great video! I love watching you work. It is so entertaining. My favorite part is listening to the reasons your decision making. I am going to try the embossing paste idea....love the look!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love these!!! So cute - LOVE how you made the background with the water color - so fun!

Haley Cross said...

Beautiful! I love those new watercolors! What a great resist!

Wendy ten Hove said...

I loooove these, Emily! So gorgeous! I'm also in the love with the watercolor technique, and I'm curious to yty it with the emboss resist, inspirational examples with you here. And you always know how to use the Mama Elephant stamps soooo good! Been ordering quite a few today, hope they will arrive soon! :D Unfortunately the cute cupcake set was already sold out... Back again soon, I hope!
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Wendy

Wendy said...

So so cute! I can't wait to get this set!