I'm here to show you the card I made for the new ABNH challenge--it's a doozy!
So basically, you have to START with white cardstock/paper ONLY. NO patterned paper, no coloured cardstock etc. And go from there :)
I've done this 'challenge' before and had absolutely no problem with it. This time, I'll admit, I tried about three times to get it right. Persist persist persist.
When the card FINALLY came together, it was pretty quick.
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So I started with white watercolour paper, and I heat embossed the Hero Arts Roma Background stamp with clear embossing powder.
Then sprayed it with water (plain) to get it 'ready' for the colour. Then I chose three Glimmer Mists (you could use Dylusions inks too) and I sprayed around the watercolour paper, dabbing off the large puddles of ink. (I wanted a fairly smooth, blended look. If you want that great splotchy look, leave the puddles and droplets alone).
After waiting approximately 15 seconds for it to dry, I got too impatient and I heatset it with my heat gun (lol). I gently wiped over the embossed image with a damp baby-wipe to clean off any excess ink.
It was a bit warped (the paper, not my sense of humour...ok that too) from all the liquid and heat-setting, so I 'stretched' it over the 'sharp' edge of my desk and sat it under a heavy book for a while. (again, the paper--not my sense of humour. I hung that out to dry. LOL ok I'll stop now.)
It has a lovely shine thanks to the glimmer mist.
To finish it off, I stamped a sentiment on a banner strip (handcut from white cardstock) and adhered that down with dimensionals, added a Studio Calico Wood veneer plane (LOOOOOOOOVE!) and some gorgeous Mossy Made ribbon!!
I mounted the entire cardfront onto some nice crisp white cardstock :)
That's it! all in all, it took me less than 20 minutes in total (if you don't count me fussing over which wood veneer shape to use, and the straightening under a book time).
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