Good morning! Emily here with you today for another round of Bling it Up with Studio Katia! We are combining our beloved Hero Arts stamps with the beautiful stamps from Studio Katia. I was lucky enough to get to work with the stunning Together We Bloom set from Studio Katia, and I’ve got another watercolored flower card for you today in shades of peach and blush. Let’s get started!
I started with a panel of watercolor paper that I heat embossed with white using the Lia Griffith Woodgrain background stamp from Hero Arts. I then used the “smoosh” technique to create a pretty wash of watercolor on my background. To do this, I simply “smooshed” my Distress Ink pads (in Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, and Dried Marigold) onto a piece of acetate, sprayed it with my water bottle, and laid my heat embossed panel over the top, lifting it directly up and letting it dry. The result is a very pretty, subtle wash in which the colors blend beautifully. I die cut this panel using the Dotted Frame die from Studio Katia.
Next, I heat embossed several of the blooms from the Together We Bloom onto some watercolor card stock, then tapped some of the same Distress Inks onto an acrylic block to use them as watercolors. After they had dried, I fussy cut them out and arranged them in a cluster, using the Press ‘n Seal method to pick them up and add dimensional adhesive to the back. I laid down a strip of rose gold glitter card stock in the center of the smooshed ink panel.
The final step was to die cut the pretty, scripty “thank you” from some gold shimmer card stock and adhere it to my floral cluster. A few pretty sequins from my stash finished it off.
Thanks so very much for joining me today! If you haven’t already, be sure to hope along with our A Blog Named Hero Birthday Celebration Blog Hop! There are over $500 in prizes up for grabs, and some seriously amazing eye candy along the hop. You can find the full hop lists for Day 1 here and Day 2 here. You have until Tuesday, March 28 at 11:59 pm EST to leave your comments to be entered to win.
Have a marvelous day!