Freshly Made Sketches 284

Happy Friday peeps! Thankfully it only rained in the morning and the sun came out for the rest of the afternoon! The first day of Card Class went well and I’m looking forward to day two! I was on my own for dinner again last night, the Parent’s were watching Daniel and Tristan. I can see where I fall on the importance list! LOL! My evening was spent watching TV again to distract my little brain! Good times! πŸ˜€

Today’s card is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I haven’t watercolored in a while and I have these new to me Pearl Watercolors from FineTec, I needed to give them a try! The flowers are from the Altenew Botanical Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set, I heat embossed them in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto some Arches 140lb Watercolor Card. They are then colored in with the FineTec Pearl Watercolors and my Aquawash Brush. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out. Next I used the Altenew Happy Die to cut out a piece of Kraft and two pieces of thin chipboard (left over packaging!), some Multi-Matte Medium adheres them to each other. While I waited for them to dry I created my card base with a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I covered the front with another piece of Kraft and adhered a piece of Gold Glitter Card Stock down the center. The happy is then smooshedΒ into my Versa-Mark Pad and heat embossed with Hero Arts Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder, I did it twice to give it a really nice shine. To finish the card I adhered the flowers and happy to the card with 3M Foam Tape and added a few Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold Sequins. I really like the FineTec Pearl Watercolors, they have a nice sparkle to them, it looks so much better in person! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for spending a little of your Friday with me! Enjoy the rest of the day! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Botanical Garden Photopolymer (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold and Clear Fine Detail (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Pearl Colors (FineTec)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Kraft (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: Arches Cold Press 140lb Watercolor and Gold Glitter Card (American Crafts)

Dies: Happy (Altenew)

Embellishments: Rose Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Aquawash Water Brush (Pentel)

18 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 284”

  1. Love this card, Justin, with the pearl colors and the gold glitter card. Of course, the gold sequins help to may it very special. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Glitter, glitter, glitter – happy, happy, happy. My kind of card for sure! I didn’t realize that you could emboss multiple times but boy, that really does make things shine. Another day another learning experience from Justin. Just love it.

    Rainy and cool here today. Kind of bites you when you go outside. A good day to stay in and play catch up. Our first Daffodil of the year has just bloomed and we can’t see a single patch of snow left. I guess Spring may actually be coming around. You have yourself a Fantastic Friday and be sure to share the cards you make in class with us.
    Love & Hugs to you my friend. XXOO πŸ™‚

    1. LOL! I thought you would like tis one Grace! I love multiple embossing, it evens everything out nicely! Thank you!
      It is going back to cold here too and has been overcast more than not. I glad that all of your snow is almost gone and that you are seeing flowers! Hope you had a great Friday my friend! Love and hugs to you! XOXO πŸ™‚

  3. What a beautiful card Justin! I love those flowers and all of that beautiful gold! So rich looking! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Gorgeous… I love that set, and of course the water coloring.

    LOL, are you just a little jealous! I’m sure you can manage your own dinner

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