Here is the card I created using the emboss-resist technique:
First off I have a pack of 8x10 water-colour paper that I decided was much more handy when cut to an A2 size. So I cut up that entire pack! It's so nice to have my water-colour paper just sitting there waiting for me. No prep required when I want to whip up a watercolored card. Gotta love that!
I used the Paper Wings Productions Solid Whimsical Alpha Stamps set and spelled out "U Rock" and heat embossed it as my background.
I just picked up some Peerless watercolors recently and WoW-ie! These babies are vibrant and so amazing to use! I have tried all of the water-colour options out there (my to my check books demise!) and I deem these my absolute favourite. I find them the easiest to use. I started with a yellow wash and added in some orange to deepen the colour in certain areas.
I originally trimmed out 3 cassette tapes from Paper Wings fun set "Vintage Technology" (I love this set!) but I only ended up using one since three just covered up my background more than I wanted. I glued on some yellow neon glitter (Martha Stewart) and waited for it to dry. I then added a second layer of Teal Neon glitter, scrapping some off to reveal the yellow beneath it. I just wanted a pop of colour to help bring some balance.
I finished off my card by popping up my cassette with dimensional tape and adding a sentiment with some alpha stickers. I like my subliminal sentiment of "U Rock" to counterbalance the cassette tape and overt sentiment. (Remember when that was a big thing? Kids were always talking about subliminal messages in songs. Maybe they still are, I would have to listen to pop music to know! I thought this turned out to be a funny take on that (but really, I just thought of it now. How's that for subliminal!). But I like the connection...
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