Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs / August Release Day 3

Amy_ModernMandala_EverWordDie

Hello!  We are starting off Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs August Release!  This release is FULL of amazing dies and stamps.......what do you think of the release?  You should have arrived from the Lil' Inker Designs Blog.   Guess what??  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!  


I have to confess a little about this card today.  I watched an incredible video by my friend Nichol Spohr where she embossed a similar image onto dark cardstock and then used Metallic Watercolors to fill in the areas.  You can see here post HERE.

I went with this same technique but used inexpensive Metallic Pastel Watercolors from Michaels to color in my Modern Mandala stamps.  I first white heat embossed them and this makes it so easy to keep your colors separate in your image!  Once my images were all colored (with a waterbrush), I flicked some of the wet watercolor onto the panel for some added shimmer!  To keep this simple, I added a white glitter Ever Die cut over a strip of vellum and added a sentiment banner with a sentiment from the Ever Stamps.  Here's a closeup of the detail with some of the black cardstock still showing through!
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Now for the fun part!  There is a HUGE giveaway for one lucky commenter......the ENTIRE release!!!

Amy Kolling



41 comments:

Tracy A said...

I love how those colored mandalas just pop against the black background.

LaVon Hall said...

I am in love with this gorgeous stamp and your card is such a wonderful inspiration..

clavell said...

Wow...amazing mandala card!

Sharon said...

I loved Nicole's card too. I think your version is just as stunning. Thank you for sharing.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my word Amy, this card is BEAUTIFUL! I just got my Gansai Tambi metallic wc's yesterday! Eeeek! The Mandala is GORGEOUS done this way, very good job!

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Amy! LOVE!!!

Chris said...

Love the mandala stamp - your card is beautiful and I can see many options for those stamps!

Melanie Cowart said...

Absolute beautiful!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, lots of pretty coloring on those gorgeous Mandalas. And they really look stunning against the black BG.

D.Ann C said...

Oh those mandalas on black are delish! Love the vellum across, too!

Mary Holshouser said...

I call them doilies but they are
beautiful. Love the shading of the
colors.
thanks for sharing.

Natasha said...

Wow! This is stunning!!

Chrissy Larson said...

I'm going to need some of those pencils! WOW!! I love the look on the dark card stock. AMAZING!

Shelly said...

This is gorgeous, Amy!

Angela said...

I am in love with the mandalas! I love how they pop on the black card stock!

Katherine R. said...

Love that colorful mandala!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh gorgeous!!!!!!

McStamper said...

What an awesome card. Beautiful coloring and I love the vellum with that great Ever die. Thanks for all of your wonderful inspiration this week.

Pam D. said...

Gorgeous card, what a neat technique. I will have to give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

OMG I didn't realize there was such a thing as metallic watercolors. Your Mandala card is so pretty. Thanks for the tips.

Nancy said...

Completely fabulous Amy!!! WOW!

Sue LD said...

Very dramatic against the dark background.

Janet D. said...

Your card is stunning!

Janelle said...

OOOHHhhh...so pretty! Looks like embroidery on black fabric!

Elise Smith said...

Your card is stunning!

TracyM #6773 said...

STUNNING card!
Your Mandalas are MAGNIFICENT and your sentiment EVER-so SWEET!
LOVE IT ALL!

Arianna Barbara said...

Love so much your stunning card!!!

Nandini said...

Wow! So elegant and beautiful!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!! I love how you colored them on that black cardstock!!

Parker said...

Your coloring on the mandala card is so soft, even though it's on black. Super job.

Kim Faucher said...

Oooo I love this design on the black!!! ❤️

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Wow, Amy, this is absolutely gorgeous!!

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! I love the mandala in white on the dark background! Looks fabulous with the metallic watercolors!

Amy C. said...

Stunning card! The black background reply makes these medallions pop.

Serendipidade de Papel said...

I really love these mandalas!

Renee Milner said...

Lovely card--these mandalas look like they're so much fun to color!

Sandy S. said...

I love the "Ever" set!

Jessica Pascarella said...

I never thought about using a waterbrush on black cardstock. I have been inspired! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous card Amy! Love the Mandala set! Fantastic release! 🙂

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTFUL Card!! I LOVE New Release!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Judie said...

What a stunning card! Love the black background!

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