On a whim I signed up for the interactive Clear and Sheer class from Online Card Classes; I’ve always stuck to the self-paced classes before. It will be interesting to see everyone else’s creations at the same time as making my own.
I started by stamping the rose twice with Versamark and heat embossing it with fine white embossing powder. Then I loosely watercoloured the roses, adding a very pale blue background and a blue outline around the main rose. I used some of the silver paint to create some fine splatters over everything.
I die cut a banner from vellum and the smile sentiment from a scrap of silver card. I worked out where I wanted the banner to sit on the panel and used a paper piercer to create an even line of holes through both the vellum and the watercolour paper, then I hand-sewed the two together with some silver thread.
After gluing the silver smile to the vellum and hiding a couple of dots of glue on the back of the vellum behind the letters to stop it flapping around too much, I attached the whole panel to the card base.
Online Card Classes – Clear and Sheer
Simply Cards & Papercraft – beautiful rose
Avery Elle – dotted elle-ments
Impression Obsession – smile
- embossing powder:
Wow! – super fine – white
Gansai Tambi watercolours – 34, 36, 51, 95
- paper and card:
Papermill Direct – luxury artist watercolour paper
Papermill Direct – plain – dark violet
Pergamano parchment paper 150gsm
silver card scraps