Feb 22, 2013

Expression of love!!!

Hi friends!!

Here I am with a card... I am not sure if its beautiful but i loved making it using distress ink pads, watercolor paper, mini misters and my own VARNA's Stamps..... 

Here i have explained how i made the card....

I stamped those florals from VARNA's Floral Fantasy #1 with versamark watermark inkpad and added white embossing powder and heat embossed it.... I dabbed 3 colors of distress inkpad (picked raspberry, mustard seed, shaded liliac and dusty concord) randomly in the craft sheet and sprayed water generously over it from my mini misters and just placed a water color paper on it and gave it a shake... after taking it it was awesome, initially it was very light color.... it was wet throughly i dripped the excess water and dried it using mt heat gun then to give a extra detail and effect i pressed it the paper here and there with the left out ink in my craft sheet.... in this process i over did so got a stronger and darker color.... but i actually wanted a lighter version of this... but achieved it in my next attempt, I am also sharing that picture here... But water color paper and distress ink does magic..... its a must try technique...

the problem i faced is in stamping and embossing the sentiment stamp (which is also from the stamp Floral Fantasy #1), as i wanted my sentiment also above the flowers and not as a seperate layer so i had a hard time heat embossing as the water color paper had moisture and i long time cleared the embossing powder in other areas....

And also i found fact that once we stamp it wid the watermark ink pad, it stays for a long time, even wiping it wid wipes or kitchen towels... great finding... lol:P

finally i adhered the water color sheet to scored and folded cardstock card....

Hope i am not boring with long post....

Supplies Used: CS: Recollection White, Essential Watercolor paper, 
Floral and Sentiment Stamp - VARNA's Floral Fantasy #1,
Distress inkpad - Picked Raspberry, Dusty concord, mustard seed, Shaded liliac
EK Success powder applicator tool, Darice heat gun, Ranger Craft sheet, Mini mister

 A closeUP picture!!

This is wat i came up in my second attempt.... i love this more... planning to use this pcs soon.... 
In this i used Shaded Liliac, Mustard Seed, Picked raspberry....

VARNA's Floral Fantasy#1 stamp set
I think Aditya "Imaginations" have a stock of it.... 

Challenges Entered:

Crafter's Corner - Expression of Love
The Perfect Sentiments - Floral Fantasia
Crafty Cardmarkers - Blooming Images
Paper Playtime - Sentiment Stamp



  1. Its a beautiful card Varshita...i love the way you have created the background using inks..it really looks awesome !! the heat embossed image and the sentiment look so perfect too !!!

  2. Hey Varshitha. Awesome card and even better stamp. Your work with the distress inks is super
    Crafting Till The Crack of Dawn

  3. Very beautiful card and I love the colors..:)

  4. Awesome work....Thank you for joining the crafters corner challenge#5

  5. The background looks gorgeous! Loved the effect it gives!

  6. Hi Varshitha,
    Just dropped in to say Thank you so much or playing along "Crafter''s Corner" # 5 & Best of luck! :)

  7. Fab technique, looks lovely! Thanks for joining in the challenge at the Perfect Sentiment this week and hope to see you again.

  8. Love your smashing card. It's totally stunning! Thanks for joining us over at the Crafty Card Makers this time and my blooming challenge.
    Love n hugs

  9. The white flowers look fab against the inky background. A super card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  10. Wonderful card! Love how you did the inks. Love all the colors together. Great flowers. Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  11. varshitha it really looks very pretty the way u have used the stamp along with such floral colors....wow...thanks for palying with us at crafters corner challenge # 5 ---expression of love....all the very best.


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