Embossing and Watercolors- a Hero Arts and Mama Elephant Card

Hey y'all! Hope you are having a great week. I have had a recent burst of creative energy and I whipped up a bunch of cards over the weekend. I wanted to play around with embossing and watercolors, and I was inspired by two challenge blogs I've talked about many times here. The challenges for this week:

I bought this background stamp over Christmas (on clearance-woot!) and knew it would be perfect for embossing. I used White Zing Powder. I don't own a set of watercolors, so I just used a few colors of Mr. Huey's watered down.  I didn't know how the colors would look, I just started with the green, added the yellow, pink, then decided it needed a little more blue. I love love how this turned out! I put it all together with one of my favorite sentiments from Mama Elephant. I don't know what you cal this kind of card, with a flappy thing holding it closed?? lol. 

I'll be back later in the week to share a few other cards I made using the same technique. Make sure to go over to the blogs at Simon Say Stamp and A Blog Named Hero