Easy Miss Your Smile Watercolour Card

I can’t seem to stop playing with this stamp set from PinkFresh Studio, called Miss Your Smile. I just love it. It also has a coordinating stencil you can purchase although today I just used the stamp.

For this card I stamped the image using Versamark on some watercolour paper and heat embossed it in white. I then sprinkled the flowers and leaves with Nuvo Shimmer powders and sprayed them with water.  Note you use the tiniest amount of these as they are highly pigmented. A small tap of the bottom of the bottle is ample pigment. If you squeeze the bottle you will end up with way more than you need and likely have a hot mess on your hands. I used a light mist from my mister to dampen the powders so the powders did not blow away and then added more water once the powders were dampened. I then walked away and left it alone to do its thing.

This was probably the most difficult part as I wanted to fuss with it. This was my first ever attempt at the Nuvo powders but everything I read said to resist mucking with it even if you didn’t like the results and just to let the colours meld on their own. So I resisted my urges and did. When I came back I was pleasantly surprised with the results, the shimmer is quite gorgeous in person I think and I did my best to capture it on the camera but it never really does it justice. You can that there is a couple places where the powder went outside the embossed area but I am choosing to embrace it instead of stressing about it. This is one of those techniques where some of it is out of your control. I can’t wait to play more with these and I already ordered more colours.

I went around the florals with some distress ink using a watercolour brush to give the background a light wash of colour. I then framed the whole thing with a frame die cut from Picket Fence Studio Slimline Scalloped die set and added a small foiled sentiment using my Glimmer Machine and a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps small card hot foil plate set. I mounted the whole on a pink slimline card blank made from a 8×9″ piece of cardstock folded in half at 4″ to create a 4×9 slimline card.

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