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Hi Everyone!!  Happy Tuesday!
Are you ready for another fun challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!?
This week we have an amazing color challenge for you!  I fell in love with the colors in the image as soon as it was shared with me!  I know you are going to absolutely love it as well!  But first, let me share my card with you.
I tried a new technique on this card...can't say it turned out exactly the way I wanted it, but it was still pretty.  It's a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared a few weeks ago called Watercolor Lifting.  Now, I didn't use watercolors for my card (shocking, I know!) but I used distress inks and blended them onto my watercolor cardstock.  Once they were blended the way I wanted them, I clear embossed some gorgeous flowers from the Hero Arts Flower Garden set around my panel, making sure to fill the whole space.

After heat setting those images, I took a baby wipe and wiped away some of the color, but the clear embossing helped protect the ink underneath so those areas stayed nice and dark.  It's a gorgeous technique and I know I will give it another shot someday, I'm just not sure it totally worked on this card.  Maybe I didn't fill enough space with the images so the washed out background takes over too much?  I'm not sure...

But to help pull it all together, I blended the same blue I used on the background around my sentiment and then mounted that onto a scallop cut black frame.  I lined the back of that with some fun foam and then did a little silver string nest underneath before securing it to the card front.

Since there is so much clear embossing on this panel, I decided not to add any more embellishments since I feel it would have over cluttered the card.  I mounted all of this onto a black panel and the card was done.

I hope you will join us at Tuesday Throwdown for this fun challenge using these colors and neutrals:
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Creative Fingers #105-Anything Goes
    The Crazy Challenge #218-Flowers
    The Paper Players #287-Clean and Simple

Thanks so much for visiting!! <3


  1. So beautiful Emily.The background effect is fabulous :D

    xx coops xx

  2. Oh my, what a beautiful background--so dreamy! Gorgeous colors and I love the pop of black. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  3. Yes just like Nance said, dreamy was my first thought as well!
    Beautiful card!

    Thanks for sharing at the Paper Players!

  4. This is so gorgeous - the colors all blended together are just so fabulous to look at. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)