Skipping Stones Design blog hop

Hi stampers! 
Welcome to the first Skipping Stones Design Tip/Technique blog hop! I am so excited to be hopping over the other team member's blogs and seeing all the wonderful creations and tips and techniques. 
If you started the blog hop from the Skipping Stones Design blog, then you probably ended up here from Anja's blog and her wonderful project. 
I have another project to share with you, for my card I used the Heartfelt stamp set and did watercolor wash background. This technique is pretty easy, all you need it watercolor brush, watercolor paper, heat gun and some watercolors. For mine I used Kuretake watercolors.
I taped my watercolor paper with Frog tape to my working surface and applied generous amount of water using 1 1/2" watercolor wash paint brush. Then using smaller round brush I applied the colors and let them run into each other, then using my heat gun I dried the background. Then using small brush and some more watercolors I did some splatters and let it dry. When it was completely dry I stamped my image and sentiment and embossed it with white embossing powder and then added the sequins and the ribbon. Lastly I adhered my panel onto my card base ;)

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Now, it's time to hop on over to Giovana's blog and check out what she has prepared for you, and trust me you will not be dissapointed. 
If you want to start the hop from the very beginning head on over to the SSD blog first. 

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"glow" said…
sweet card:) love the layout and that bird is so cute!
New Creations said…
So cute in purple hues, love the watercolor effect against the bird image, so inspiring!
Teresa Kline said…
gorgeous Ilina! I need those watercolor This is amazing!

sparkle & shine *~*
Wonderful bird with the purple tone background! Your watercolouring is very pretty! Thanks for the tip!
Giovana said…
It turned out beautiful!!
Barb Schmidt said…
Beautiful card, I'm still working on my Backgrounds...
Karen Hasheck said…
Beautiful card! Love it!
Heidi said…
This is so pretty, love the colors. I have not done water coloring in a long time. But the look is so pretty and I feel like such an artist when I do it. Thanks for sharing.
Denise Bryant said…
Pretty color combo on your beautiful card!
Jean Bullock said…
I love the color palette you choose. the heat embossed stamping looks wonderful against the background. Well done.
Beautiful Card! Love the colors!
Barb Turpin said…
Very nice...I haven't tried the watercolor wash, very pretty.
Karenladd said…
How beautiful this is! The splatters added to the watercolor wash adds the perfect detail!
SHartl said…
Oh, the colors in this are so pretty and the embossed image really stands out! I just love this one
MarĂ­a Pilar said…
wowww, awesome card!!!!! that colors are great!!!!!!!
Gorgeous. That bird really stands out and I love the concentration of color!
Lucy E. said…
What a pretty background! Lovely card!
I really need to get my watercolors
out and play more :-)
Daria said…
I love the look you achieved. The white embossing looks great against your beautiful background.