pretty in pink….by melissa cash


Hi there!  This week the Tombow team has been sharing cards/projects with a pink theme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and all of the Warrior women who have had  breast cancer.
I think if you ask anyone, they will say that they have either battled breast cancer or held the hand of someone who has.
The card I am sharing today is for all of them.  This card has a bit of a vintage feel, yet soft and powerful with pink tones.
The technique I used for this card is one that I call Glazed Watercolor Technique. It is simple, fun and quick!
I started this card by pulling out the Noble stamp from Penny Black and applying Tombow Dual Brush Pens directly to the rubber.  The colors I used are:
Leaves:  126 and 098
Flowers:  772, 723 and 761
Shading:  N95
After coloring directly to the rubber, I gave the stamp a few spritz with some homemade shimmer spray (recipe below) and then I stamped it onto some 140# cold press watercolor paper and held it there for a count of 10.  Carefully lift the stamp and allow image to dry.
 Now here comes the fun….glazing part…okay it isn’t really glaze, but it looks that way when finished.  I inked the stamp with Versamark ink and overstamped the watercolor image (be sure your image is dry) a little to one side or the other as this gives a bit of a shadow. Emboss with clear embossing powder.   Use the Tombow N95 marker to add some light shading to the side of the image that is not covered by clear embossing.  See, I told you the technique was easy.
I would love for you to give my technique a try, if you do please come back and leave me a message so that I can check it out and show you some love!
Now, here is the recipe for the homemade shimmer spray:
In a fine mist spray bottle add a little bit of Ranger Perfect Pearls in whatever color you prefer and then fill with water.  Give the bottle a shakey shake and you are ready to go.  If you like a little sparkle, just add a little powder.  If you like a lot of sparkle, add a little more.  I always start with a little and adjust as needed.
I used Tombow’s Xtreme Adhesive and Foam Tabs to hold everything together.  This is a great combo when you are using heavier paper like watercolor paper.

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