23 June 2018

Life is a Journey - watercolour, die cutting, Oxides on glossy photo paper

Life is a journey, enjoy every moment. My card features an adorable stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, die cuts from Gina Marie Designs and Simon Says Stamp, Distress marker water colouring, and Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper.

Putting It Together

I have a car with a cabriolet top. I love driving with the top down.

I stamped the image with Fog on watercolour paper.

I watercoloured the image with Distress markers and water brushes.

I fussy cut the image with a narrow margin.

For the background, I smudged a bit of plastic packaging with Distress Oxides and Picket Fence.

I wet the ink liberally.

I placed a sheet of glossy photo paper on the ink. Since there was still ink. I squished another sheet on the remaining ink.

I heat set the ink on the glossy paper.  The inks have a chalky film when they're dry.

I then wiped the paper with a wet wipe to reveal the marbeling.

On the left is the first dip that I used on another project. The one on the right I used for this card.

I die cut the frame with road from glittered cardstock and dry everything.

I used foam mounting tape to pop up the image. I die cut the sun from watercolour patterned paper and the clouds from pearl paper. 

Inside, I stamped a sentiment and added some fish-tail banners with the colours from the front.



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday: Finish the Inside
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Transport It
Addicted to Stamps and More: Make Your Mark
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Bright and Cheerful
Creative Craft Cottage: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes


  1. A really cute card and fantastic techniques! I love that background! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  2. Love your inking work and coloring, Rijacki! You've paired lovely stamped images with cute stitched dicuts wonderfully. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


  3. Such a sweet card, loving the image and your layout.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean xx

  4. Love your cute card! I had a cabriolet before too but rarely had the top down cause it was too hot! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn

  5. what a cute Image and love your coloring and the clouds blue technique is great too...sweet card
    Many thans for joining us at ATSM this time, I am sorry I am late :)

  6. Fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage!


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