Saturday, August 3, 2019

Vintage Botanical

I created today's card to play along in some super fun challenges posted this past week. It uses LOTS of Tim Holtz products - inks, dies, and stamps!

To create my background I:
  • painted a piece of watercolor paper with tea, and embossed it with the 3D Botancial die inked with dusty concord distress oxide
  • next I tapped my versamark watermark ink pad over the paper and lightly sprinkled gold embossing powder over top before heat setting

I created my flower by:
  • die cutting watercolor paper with the tattered floral die
  • inking the paper with dusty concord ink - spritzing with water, and heat setting
  • tapping my versamark watermark ink pad over it and sprinkling it with gold embossing powder
  • adding punched and scrunched tiny suns to the center
  • the vines are inked with peeled paint, lucky clover, and walnut stain oxide

Supplies and tools:
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Tea (for staining papers)
  • 3D Botancial Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Tattered Floral Die (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Garden Greens Thinlits (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Crochet Thinlits (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • French Market Stamp Set (Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz)
  • Small Sun Punch
  • Dictionary Page
  • McGill Craft Molding Mat 
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Metallic Gold Embossing Powder
  • These colors of Distress Oxide
    • Dusty Concord
    • Peeled Paint
    • Lucky Clover
    • Walnut Stain
    • Black Soot

This post linked to:
Funkie Junkie Challenge - Marvellous Metallics
Simon Says - Work It Wednesday - Tim Holtz Products
A Vintage Journey - Use Tea
Krafty Chicks - Embossing
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Bright Colors (Sizzix, Tim Holtz dies)
As You Like - Favorite Flower
 (I love ALL flowers - but today it's purple daisies )


sarascloset said...

Oh, my, Esther! this card is STUNNING! Love the colors and your design! Happy Sunday!

sarascloset said...

PS I'm so happy to see your shared this at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, too! The sprinkling of gold embossing powder is so clever!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

The light sprinkling of embossing powder adds a neat and different look and texture. This is so pretty!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The embossing and metallic accents sent this gorgeous flower over the top, Esther!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow, stunning and elegant, love the rich colors and all the touches of gold to it, great center for flower!

Jennie Atkinson said...

A great card using tea dyed watercolour as your base - there are so many wonderful textures and colours which all work so well together. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey this month for our Cup of Tea challenge. Jennie

Darlene said...

Oh Esther ... this is just GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Nance said...

Gorgeous, Esther! Love all the layers with different textures and mediums. Glad you played with us this week at Krafty Chicks Challenge! xx

Birgit said...

This is such a sweet card Esther! I love all the texture and that beautiful bold bloom. Thanks so much for linking up to the Dies R Us "Bright Colors" challenge. Best of luck to you.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love that hint of gold sprinkled into the background! Thanks for sharing this with us in "The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge" - Marvellous Metallics!

Words and Pictures said...

Love those golden flourishes, and the postmarks look perfect on the tea-stained paper. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Sibylleherbe said...

This is stunning. Thank you for sharing how you made it.