Thursday, July 25, 2019

IO Challenge- Warm Colors

Greetings friends.  The heat has inspired a warm color card challenge (red, orange, yellow).  I had to take a picture from the side because I used metallics, and it is really hard to get the shine to show up in pictures.

To make the card, I started with 140lb watercolor paper and added random splotches of red, orange and gold watercolors to the paper.  I let the colors blend with each other and then dry completely.

Once the paper was completely dry, I embossed the Mandala design in gold embossing powder.  I don't know about you, but sometimes when I want a sentiment to be the focal part of the card, I am a bit at a loss of what to do in the rest of the card space.  The mandala designs work really well to provide a backdrop for your sentiment.

As a final touch, I added my saying with black ink and added some layers of cardstock.  I made sure to add a layer of gold metallic paper to really bring out the gold embossing and the metallic gold watercolor paint I used.

Want to see more warm card ideas?  Visit the Impression Obsession blog to see the list of participating designers.

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Mandala 3 L23065
Faith Love Hope C21232 


Helen said...

This card is stunning and the sentiment, beautiful. tfs

TLady said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, Laura! LOVE the water coloring & the GOLD! I SWOON whenever I see gold on cards! LOL ;) The sentiment is BEAUTIFUL AS WELL! A SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!! ;)<3

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and elegant looking. Wonderful bold colors with the gold.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.