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Watercolored, One Layer Wonder

Hi friends! I am playing along a fun challenge at Mod Squad, and they've challenged us to make one layer cards. I like making them so much that I wanted to create another one. This time I went for watercoloring over heat embossed florals. Please take a look:

Flourishes - Over the Garden Gate
Ranger embossing ink
Brilliance pigment ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder - Linen White, Glam Gold
Zap! heat tool
Faber Castell watercolor pencils - 010, 032, 031, 074, 071
Bazic two sided tape
Other generic materials
7/8" satin ribbon in peach
Eggshell white cardstock

Though this is a one layer card, if you are very careful and use very, very little water, your cardstock won't bend. I don't apply the dry color directly to the image, I do it on a scrap piece of paper that I use as a palette, and add the color little by little. I colored the flowers with two tones of peach and the leaves with two tones of green. I added a heat embossed in gold sentiment, a bow and crystals to the center of the flowers.

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by.

This card is participating in

One Layer Wonder
Mod Squad Challenge

Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge

Craft-Dee Bowz

Fabulous FlowersOne Layer Simplicity 


  1. I think this is one of my favorite colors that you work with Gracie! :) This is so lovely! I know that set & I'm glad you're putting it to good use! :) Perfect for this lovely spring day!

    1. Oh I'm glad you like this color. It's one of my new favorites! And yes, this is the set I won from your challenge dear friend! Wonderful stamps! Thank you!

  2. What beautiful colors! Great card!

  3. Beautiful card and the colors are so soft and pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  4. What a lovely card, and although it is one layer, you gave it the appearance of lace over print...what a great job.

  5. This is just gorgeous! I love everything about it!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous card, Gracie!! Love the colors and bow. Beautiful embossing. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge.

  7. Wow - what a lovely effect. It is a beautiful card - cheers, Dianne

    1. Thanks so much Dianne! I'm glad you liked it!

  8. Gorgeous! The white embossing really adds a touch of elegance!

    1. Oh thanks so much Angie! I really appreciate it!

  9. Wow! Beautiful design AND colors! AND coloring, love it! Thanks so much for playing along in the Mod Squad Challenge this week!

  10. Beautiful card and love the soft colors of it.

  11. Gorgeous card Gracie, so elegant and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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