Swan Lake with silver heat embossing

Do you find yourself working on a project and then side tracked by another idea? I was recently working on a card and then came across this paper. It reminded me of how Monet painted water and I had to stop and give it a long look. Then I could picture swans a-swimming in this water and I remembered that I have a stamp set with swans! Sometimes ideas are inspired from what we see at just a glance.



Being as the background paper is so busy, I wanted to give minimal effort to the swans, thus I chose to use silver embossing powder for the outlines. I stamped onto Watercolor paper and used the Watercolor Pencils to give just a highlight of color. Once dry, I fussy cut them with scissors and popped the mama swan onto the card using Stampin Dimensionals.

To get the colors I needed to use from a pack of limited colored pencils, I scribbled a few colors onto a scrap of Watercolor paper. I then muddled the colors with the water brush and brought the ink to the paper. Mixing colors in this way can lead to loads of new colors.



Measurements for this project are:
-Card Base of Thick Whisper White card stock: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (scored and folded from 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″)
-Mint Macaron card stock (for the layer) cut at 3 3/8 ” x 4 5/8″
-Blooms & Bliss DSP (for the card front) cut at  3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
-scraps of Watercolor Paper doe stamped images



Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂




Using a large piece of Designer Series Paper can make an easy card design. Try out this design and share a photo with me so I can give you a shout out on a future blog post. I would LOVE to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by today.

-Jenny Hall

YOUR Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

My boys and I have been growing a flower from bulb in the kitchen window. I want to share the excitement and progress we find each day, until she blooms! Here is our flower (as Trip calls it) which we believe will bloom as a lily of some sort. We will all discover it together!

There are leaves and this one seems to have turned into what will be the flower. Today it has separated and looks like it will open soon! Trip is SO EXCITED!

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