Tuesday, July 29, 2014

May All Your Dreams Come True


Edited Aug 5th:  Thrilled to have won an Honorable Mention for this card!
 

Oh, this week CAS-ology Week 106 Rainbow is right up my alley!  I love rainbows!
I've also entered this card in Less is More Anything Goes and Addicted to Stamps Anything Goes

I used a technique I call Watercolor VersaMark Reveal which I think is super cool but I seem to be the only one excited by it!  I haven't seen anyone else do it, have you?  You can watch my video on this technique (with a different card where I smooshed instead of painting on the watercolors) on my blog here. Or on YouTube here.  
 

I stamped the large row of circles from PTI Polka Dot Basics III with VersaMark onto watercolor paper then dried it with my heat tool.  Then I smooshed out my rainbow of distress inks onto my craft mat, spritzed them with water and painted on each color with a brush over where I stamped the circles.  The VersaMark absorbs the color more intensely than the paper so the stamped image really stands out with multiple colors blended beautifully over it!
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Dandelion Dreams.  I finished the card off with a strip of black cardstock across the top and rounded the bottom corners.

If you like this card, please let me know by leaving a comment or following me on Bloglovin' by clicking on the link on the sidebar!  (I'm the only one following me right now!)



Thanks for Looking!
Karen

28 comments:

  1. Wow! I have not heard of this technique but I love learning and actually teach cardmaking. My favorite latest technique is the distress ink/embossing folder/water and it is so much fun. I love this card and will put it on my Pinterest boards.

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  2. You did an excellent job on your first You Tube, and I will definitely use this technique. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks so much for checking out the video and for putting it on your Pinterest board!

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  3. I love your card and how the colors blend together! ...I'm even more interested now that I see the technique you mentioned. Super cool. I will have to give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration! :)
    I'm clicking to follow you now! Hugs!

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    1. Yippee, my first follower! I just followed you right back. Thanks for checking it out.

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  4. Love this!! I'm a rainbow freak myself... :)

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  5. ABSOLUTELY lovely !!! WOWZA!!! I ADORE!! Thanks for much for joining us at CASology!!!!

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  6. Great technique and your colourful card looks fab !

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  7. This is such an awesome design! I love it!

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  8. Very clever display of rainbow colors!

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  9. Wow, Karen, this is such a stunning card ... love the subtle difference the versamark gives! It's so pinned! Thanks for sharing such a great technique ... it's gone onto my list of ones to try! Anita :)

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  10. Came back to say thanks so much for popping into my blog earlier, Karen (I only just checked out my comments for today!) ... and for leaving me some sweet words ... it's much appreciated! Anita:)

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  11. Wow~ This technique is so great and fab! and your design catch my eye!!! Thank you for shareing at ATSM!

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  12. Super vibrant card Karen, will have to check out this technique!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Anne
    Less is More Designer

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  13. Fabulous rainbow - thanks for the versamark tip, I will give it a try!

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  14. Stunning and beautiful rainbow.
    Fabulous technique
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  15. Wow, Karen - what a fabulous technique you've showcased here; I'm pretty sure you'll be seeing more if it around, now that you've given us the insights! Such an inspired way to create a rainbow effect with the circles within the circles. Now, if only I could get the hang of water-colouring down better, I'd be re-creating this in a nano-second. Incentive to try, for sure! Thank you for sharing this gem - and your wonderful video - at ATSM!
    ~c

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  16. A fabulous technique, Kaen! I'm definitely going to give it a try! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  17. KAren this is so fun, love youru design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

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  18. What a super technique. So effective! Brilliant design.

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  19. Never heard of this technique but will definitely be giving it a go! it show off all the colours perfectly and love how they blend into each other x

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  20. Awesome card, and I have never heard of this technique. I will need to come back and watch your video, because I would like to learn how to do it. Thanks so much for sharing and playing along at CASology this week.

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  21. This is lovely and thank you soooo much for making the video so that those of us who are visual learners could see it in action.

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  22. This is a new technique to me, I can't wait to go check out your video. Gorgeous colors, perfectly executed! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  23. I'm sorry this comment is so late, but I was on holiday in Spain last week and wifi was a little limited and slow!
    This is wonderful, what a fab effect you have achieved.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  24. love your colors melting into each other - thanks for the tip.

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