Another Watercolor Lift Technique Card

Good evening. Since I was playing around and there are still a few hours left to hop, I thought I’d go ahead and post this.


No, I didn’t pick up the same card and re-post it (from THIS post). : )

I’m leaving it small because it’s even more pixilated than the previous one.

When I started this, back in February, I’d hoped to post some more about the process of the watercolor lifting technique, and compare the results with Distress Inks and Tombow Dual Brush Pens.

Here is how they started out. Distress Inks are on the top and Tombow markers on the bottom. Then, after adding clear embossed images…

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  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks : Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 985, 933, 905, 845, 856

Next, I took a wet paper towel and lifted off some of the color that wasn’t under the embossing. On both I had to watch myself as I had a tendency to lift off to much ink. On the left is the one with Distress Inks, On he right, Tombow Dual Brush Pens


Yesterday my crafting partner came to visit and we were looking at the one on the left and thought It might have looked better with the ribbon extending to the left. So I tried that today. Other than that fact that I couldn’t get the ribbon perfectly straight (definitely over-tired! I don’t know why?!! lol!), which one do YOU like best? Extended ribbon or short ribbon?

Materials used:

  • Taylord Expressions Teacup Bouquet stamp set & Little Bits Teapot die
  • Inkadinkado stamp sets: Asian by Design, Damsk Motifs, Gem Stone Flowers, Gemstones Insects, Happy Spring Day, Nature,Pretty Flowers, Utopiary
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 985, 933, 905, 845, 856
  • Tsukineko Brilliance pigment ink – Robust Red Gold
  • Versamark Ink
  • Inkadinkado embossing powder – Linen White
  • Craftin’ Desert Divas pink heart sequins
  • Core’dinations cardstock – white
  • Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Angel Crafts 1/2″ double sided adhesive
  • Misc. ribbon

Do you want to join the fun? Just click on the highlighted names below for more information on the hops and challenges I’m playing along with today, but you’d better hurry!


Well, dear crafty peeps, it was a fun hop! I’m exhausted and still have a lot of commenting and browsing to do on the rest of your entries – which have been outstanding so far! I think I’ll work on that tomorrow. Thanks, again, for stopping by and for all your kind comments! It will be a while before I recuperate and post again. For those of you who only stop by during the hops, see you in three months. For those of you who follow my blog regularly, I’ll probably see you in a couple of weeks.




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Hello – Hero Arts Floral Card

Happy Friday! You say goodbye and I say hello! Hello! HELLO!! Ok, enough of the Beetles song stuck in my head. Here’s the card I have for you today:


Jessica over at AllTheSparkle is celebrating her 2k Instagram followers and has a challenge going using these colors:


I’ve been playing with a watercolor lifting technique that I saw over on Jennifer Mcguire’s blog. (You can get the details here.) First I scribbled my Tombow markers over watercolor paper and blended with water, then clear embossed my Hero Arts background stamp.


Then lift the color with a wet paper towel.


The part under the embossing stays dark and the rest lightens. I thought I’d try to save that lifted ink and tried just laying a damp dryer sheet or a damp paper towel over the image and pressing down, but it really needed rubbing to lift off the ink, so my little idea of getting some extra mileage out of it didn’t work. I suppose if you did enough of the same color, you could saturate the paper towel enough to re-use it in another project. That wasn’t happening today, though. I’ll have another post on this, soon, comparing the technique with other mediums.


Materials used:

  • Hero Arts Antique Brocade and Asian Frames stamp sets
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh die
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens:195,  243, 673, 676, 685, 703, 723
  • Versamark ink
  • JoAnn Craft Essentials clear embossing powder
  • Recollections Ebony Detail embossing powder
  • Hampton Arts green embossing powder
  • Core’dinations cream & green cardstock
  • Neenah Astroparche cardstock
  • Nicole Spangles flower sequins
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Ranger Inkssentials glossy accents
  • Misc ribbon

I’m playing along with the following challenges if you’d like to check them out:

I hope to be back soon with more cards as they get finished up. Thanks for stopping by!



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