Stamps: Bearded Iris 889
Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers
This is one of the new March Releases from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Bearded Iris. Using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, I stamped both the image and the sentiment onto watercolor paper with a Nuvo Hybrid Ink Pad (Safari Green). I immediately added Clear Detail embossing powder to the sentiment and heat set it.
The image was watercolored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Colored pencils were used to add some highlights after the piece was dry. Butterscotch microfine glitter was also added to the center of the throat on the iris.
Bronze Mica Flakes were randomly added to the watercolor paper and were adhered using the Nuvo Smooth Precision glue pen.
A Tonic Studios die (Sweeping Pampas die set) was used to die cut my embellishments. The two dies in this set are large! I used one of them and cut it into two pieces for this project. Butterscotch microfine glitter was added to the die cut using the glueless glitter technique. I use the Tangerine die cutting machine for all my die cutting. I've tried most of the die cutting machines on the market and I like the Tangerine the best, by far!
I wanted a non-traditional card base for this card, so I cut the cardstock at an angle and then applied VersaMark over the entire surface. Cerulean Star embossing powder was added and then heat set. The focal image and the embellished die cuts were adhered on top of embossed card base using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. I've found this is one of the best glues to use when adhering to glitter or embossing powder.
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