I am still trying out the layering technique that Shari shared over on Hero Arts, with "some" success, but not total satisfaction! I actually think that my watercolour paper is too thick and it's simply not absorbing the ink, the ink just sits on the paper!
However, I did manage to create this birthday card:
Paper: Note card (Hero Arts), Neenah Solar White, Watercolour paper
Ink: Victorian Velvet, Broken China, Peeled Paint & Tea Dye Distress Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Gem (Hero Arts), White embossing powder
For the centre panel, I first stamped the Old Letter Writing stamp using Versamark and embossing with white embossing powder. Then I inked the background with Tea Dye ink using my acrylic block and pearlized water in a spritzer. I then inked up my Fabulous Flourish stamp with the 3 different inks, spritzed it and stamped the panel. Once dry I stamped the envelope background over the entire panel with Tea Dye and then inked the edges with the same ink.
I matted the panel on a piece of white cardstock which I had inked up with Victorian Velvet Distress ink. I finally added a little punched butterfly, a gem and the sentiment. (I think I am so clever that the sentiment goes with the name of the Flourish stamp!!!)
I think the card is ok, but I am going to try some thinner watercolour paper and see what kind of results I get.
Wishing you all a Happy Day!