Thursday, August 8, 2019

How to Use Shades of Blue for Cool Winter Cards

Hello friends! I'm playing along with Impression Obsession's latest challenge, called Moody Blues. I decided to make a winter card with some shades of cool blues, although i couldn't resist throwing in a little purple and green because it all flows so well! 
To make this background, I began with a large acrylic block and a piece of watercolor paper. I added stripes of FSJ Liquid Colors (liquid dye ink) onto the block, and then i misted it heavily with water.  When the colors all began to flow together, I placed the watercolor sheet face down on top to pick up the color. A little splatter of Beach Ball Silk finished it off, and then I let it dry under a stack of books to get nice and flat. 
Meanwhile, I heat embossed this sweet Nordic Town stamp onto black cardstock and adhered it with foam squares plus a length of Sparkle Tape. 

The simple sentiment and a few sequins finished off this card and I think it's really fun for winter! 

 I hope you'll head over to the Impression Obsession blog where you'll find links to the other designers' projects, as well as the challenge rules, and a place to link up YOUR Moody Blues challenge card. Seriously - y'all need to get in on this! It's a great chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store!

Card Supplies: 
Impression Obsession - Nordic Town Stamp | Holiday Words Stamp Set
FSJ - Color Splash Watercolor Sheets | Liquid Colors | Beach Ball Silk | Pool Play Sparkle Tape | Splash Zone Sequins

Looking for more watercolor inspiration? (And more blue inspiration too!?) 
Check out this blog post featuring Impression Obsession stamps:

1 comment:

TLady said...

OH MY, LAURA!!! WONDERFULLY DONE!!! LOVE that you used water color on your first card (& the addition of a bit of purple too!),& the little strip of glitter tape! STUNNING WORK!! AND your second card, is LOVELY AS WELL! I ALWAYS LOVE a NICE IMAGE to color & you've done WONDERFULLY on this one! A SUPER JOB!!! ;)<3