Hi stampers! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I'm sharing something today that may not look like a typical "Mindy" card. I figure I really need to expand my range with this Artisan gig looming;-)
I'm really trying to get better at watercoloring so I finally bought basket of wishes (you KNOW it was the succulents that really got me, right?) to play with. I have had some trouble stamping on our watercolor paper with our basic black ink (and stazon too, for that matter) so I did some asking around for advice and used it to come up with what I found to be the perfect solution. I first inked up with versamark and then my basic black. It worked like a dream! I think the VM really helps pick up and stick down the black ink. I went a step further then, and heat embossed with clear powder. It looks great and it helps the coloring a bit since it separates the colors slightly. I highly recommend you try it!
I have also been thinking of using this pop of pink for a while and always seemed to forget. I really like the bold look of it and I think it would look really good with quite a few ideas! It's kind of unexpected in a "fall" card but I think it works! I also love the combo and black and dijon!
I added a little bow of our gold twine from the holiday catalog and some burlap ribbon. The sentiment may be a little occasions sneak peek that was an all attendee give away at OnStage called all things thanks. And look closely and you'll see a tiny bit of a doily peeking out under it.
Don't be afraid to try new things, ok????