Thursday, March 3, 2016

MFT green texture card

Since it is officially March, lots of challenge have to do with green.  That is why I am able to enter this card in so many challenges.  What a break for me.
I will get right to it as this may be a long post.
I watched Jennifer McGuire do a technique called watercolor lifting with heat embossing.  Check it out Here
I did a piece of watercolor paper from Tim Holtz.  This is what I got.
 This is how it looks.  After completely drying the paper, I proceeded to complete the technique with clear embossing the leaves and heating it.  After lifting off some of the color, I cut a tag die.  The Distress inks that I used are:  Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, and Bundled sage.  I place the tag on a base of Fresh Asparagus card stock that was dry embossed with a Sizzix folder, called leaves.  A bit of gold twine on the top, sentiment is from MFT, Sunflower Sweetheart, and Tropical Flowers.  I used part of a die on the lower corner washed with green Zig Clean Color Brush, for interest. 

Notice the tiny red heart.
Here is a close up of the water color lifting with heat embossing, from Jennifer McGuire.
I used the sketch from this week's MFT sketch challenge.
I will enter this card in these challenges:
MFT Sketch challenge. here
Double D Challenge  Feeling Green here
Sparkle and Shine Challenge here

Simon Says Monday Challenge  Take a leap into the unknown. here The Color lifting with heat embossing.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  Touchy Feely, use texture. here

Ok, That is all!  I think!  Thanks for stopping in and taking a peek.


  1. This technique came out really well for you. My attempt went straight to the bin as they say in England. Another great embossing folder. Love the tropical feel you got with this card.

  2. Very pretty and looks like a very fun technique! LOve the cute 'pop' of red you have added, too! Thank you for joining our 'Feeling Green' challenge at Double D.
    Diane DD DT

  3. Very cool technique ... I'll have to give that a whirl! Awesome creation and I too love that tiny pop of red! Really grabs you! LOL! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Feeling GREEN’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.


  4. Oooh loving all of that green goodness! AND that tag! lol Great accents and elements, love that sentiment, super texture too! I really like that water color technique (haven't tried this one of Jen's BUT love her distress ink lifting one--super cool) I also love that gold chording, it's a perfect accent to all of your gorgeous greens! March 4th!!!! Yay!

  5. I love it. I have been meaning to try it myself. I sure hope I can get it to work out as well as yours did. Yours is so beautifully done.

  6. This technique is fun and I love your green version and the texture of the background.

  7. Love the tag!! What a great technique! This would make a great entry over at the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

  8. It's lovely! I tried this but mine didn't turn out as good as Jennifer's though... Thanks so much for playing along at Double D challenge!!

  9. Wow that may have beat my record with the amount of challenges entered! I think mine is four. I love your green card! I especially like that tag! I will have to check out the video too! Sun ins't shining yet here as they promised, hope it is to the south! Have a great weekend!

  10. Well, this is fun! I love the background on your tag. Love your pretty leaf embossing too!

  11. Lovely card and I adore the embossed background and the textures that you've incorporated into this piece, it looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  12. Wow...what a gorgeous tag card...I love the embossing and your lift off technique looks great...thanks for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  13. Beautiful textures and techniques going on here. Love everything about this card, it's great for all the challenges you have entered. And I have not seen that Leaves embossing folder before, it's perfect here! Well done, a feast for the eyes!

  14. Beautiful card Barbara! Love the embossing folder that you used and great job on the watercolor lifting technique!

  15. Gorgeous, beautiful card and I love how you made the tag sit withthin the corner die cut.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  16. What a beautiful creation using green!

  17. Such beautiful texture on this card, Barbara, and I love the peaceful, organic feel! Thank you for playing along with us at Sparkle & Shine!

  18. I really like the water color lifting on your tag! Very pretty card!