I have been playing with Maker Forte’s Kalaidoscope powders lately and just discovered that you can water color with them. They make a beautiful shimmering element to any card!
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For this card, I am using the beautiful stampset called Thankful Everything by Maker Forte. I started out by heat embossing the flower wreath with Hero Arts black embossing powder on Strathmore Water color paper. Sometimes getting a good impression on watercolor paper is difficult, so used my Misti to repeat the stamp a couple of times.
Once the image was stamped I used a small watercolor brush to place water down on the paper in the small sections of the design. Working in small areas at a time helps since you want the paper to be somewhat wet when coloring.
Then I used the same brush and dipped a small amount of the powder onto the brush. You do not need a large amount of powder. A little goes a long way. Then I colored each flower and used different colors. And finally colored the leaves.
Once the paper was dry, then I sprayed it with a fixative to make sure the powder would not come off.
For a background, I used a stencil that Maker Forte makes but I think it will not be released in late January. I thought it was going to be released in December, but got my lines crossed. You can use the same technique though.
I sprayed one side of the stencil with Pixie Spray and laid it down on the cardstock. Then I used the color hive ink and pressed it all over the card. Once the image was inked up, I removed the stencil and heat embossed clear embossing powder.
I finished the card with a Happy Birthday sentiment on a die cutted stitched cirle and embellished with some beautiful rhinestones.
About the designer
Brandi Mahon is the creative owner and card maker for StampMeSomeLove.com. She teaches card makers how to create beautiful cards one card at a time. If you would like to see some of her other free tutorials, fill free to drop by here.