Happy Saturday stampers!  It is a gorgeous weekend here at the beach with perfect weather.  For today’s card I am playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge #396.  I did a couple techniques for this card including emboss resist watercoloring and ink blending on a stamp.  The challenge colors are peach, raspberry, and plum.  

I decided to use the stamp set A Nice Cuppa that was in the previous Occasions Catalog.  I haven’t used this stamp set yet and thought it would go perfectly with this color challenge.  I got out my MISTI to stamp the stacked tea cups but wanted to stamp the image in the three colors for the challenge.  The MISTI makes doing this technique super easy.  I inked up the top cup with peekaboo peach and then stamped it onto the cardstock in the MISTI.  I cleaned the stamp and then inked up the middle of the stack of cups with flirty flamingo ink and then stamped.  I repeated the process for the last cup on the bottom using sweet sugarplum.  I repeated the stamping a couple times so the colors were saturated.

I cut down the stamped piece and layered this onto a piece of vellum.  To create the watercolor layer, I stamped the heart images from the same stamp set in versamark ink and heat embossed those in clear embossing powder.  I smooshed the same color ink pads onto a craft mat – peekaboo peach, flirty flamingo, and sweet sugarplum – and added some water.  I wet the entire piece of watercolor paper with water and then started dropping in the color letting the water spread the ink around.  I then added some black and gold ink splatters.
I then cut down the watercolor piece to be 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and layered this on a top folding A2 card base  of flirty flamingo cardstock.  I adhered the vellum and stamped teacup piece onto the card front with some Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  I then added some black hearts I cut out from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit and the Owl Punch that I covered in Crystal Effects.
Well it’s time to head back to the beach!  Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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