Saturday, April 13, 2013

Make It Monday: Watercoloring Embossed Images Take Two

I am back with another take on the MIM challenge to watercolor an embossed image on a project. The details of the challenge and Heather's tutorial can be found on Capture the Moment.

I stamped and heat embossed the World Map using VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder, then watercolored the image with a few different shades of Distress Inks. The birthday ticket stamp from Just the Ticket and Destination ticket stamp were made the same way.

Can you guess what we promised our daughter for her 16th birthday?

The letters are cut using the Headline Alphabet dies and we are heading to New York City!

We live in an area where there are lots of people (like us) not from here - a few years ago friends were taking a trip to their birth city when their kids turned 16. I thought this was a neat idea, but we head to our kids' "birth city" every summer to visit family & friends anyway. My daughter said she would pick New York if she could go anywhere, so this trip has been planned, revised and gone through a few configurations over the last three years, but it is happening.

I am deep in the final planning stage right now, so feel free to share any tips or favorites things to do and see!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. This is a great card--you should also enter it in CASology--travel this week. You will have an amazing time in NY. There is so much to do. We go there every couple of years with our girls, because both I and DH are from there and we have family. I'm jealous...

  2. I love this. And I love the idea of a "birth city" visit.


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