And here is my card (which pales in comparison!):
How serendipitous was it that I had just been playing around with my Twinkling H2os on this oil canvas paper? I love this paper as it has such a marvellous texture. The colour I was experimenting with - "Blue Zircon" - happens to be the same colour as the butterfly that Mariana coloured, but her butterfly is much, MUCH prettier than my flowers!
I stamped the flowers on top of the dried T.H2os with versacolor and left them overnight to dry. In the morning they still wasn't completely dry so I sprayed them with 2 coats of matte fixative to stop the ink from smudging/transferring. Next time I'll try versafine instead and see if that gives better results.
I stamped the background on the kraft using versamark ink. The trick I've found is to leave it pressed down for about 5 seconds. This seems to leave a much more defined 'watermark'.
And I have to say, this is the first truly Hero Arts card I've made for a long time! I took a bit of a hiatus there because I've been doing the digital thang alot lately, but every so often my meagre stash of Hero Arts stamps calls to me and I have to obey!
Size of card: C6 (A5 folded in half)
Card/paper - kraft cardstock, Quill black paper, Eraldo di Paolo Oil Sketch Pad
Stamps - Hero Arts "Blossoms", Hero Arts "Truly Appreciated"
Ink - Versacolor "Black", Versamark
Extra - Twinkling H2o "Blue Zircon"
Tools - Carl rotary trimmer, Helmar glue runner, scissors, Eraldo di Paolo matte fixative, paintbrush, Fiskars scallop punch
Challenge: CASE Study Challenge #7
Thanks for looking!