Inspired by you


This is "Inspired by you".

Something a little different today for the Scrap'n Stamp Random Act of Cardness Day. Today's prompt is "Flowers".

For this card I am using Neenah cardstock, along with Hampton Arts embossing powders and distress inks. The flowers are stamped on vellum.
When I started to make this card all I knew is that I wanted to use the Honey Bee stamp and embossing powder.  How I would apply those to my card I was not sure about.

As I thought about it I decided I would try something different, i.e. using a die to emboss a pattern on my card. I did not want it to appear perfect, I wanted it to look a bit rough, which I achieved by adding brush detail to the embossed area before adding the embossing powder.
Once I was finished with the ink and brush work I added the blue embossing powder and heat set using my heat gun. I then trimmed the piece to the die size and added edging ink in Seedless Preserves.

The blue embossing powder is very close to Broken China distress ink, which I think looks nice with the Seedless Preserves. From Neenah cardstock I cut the centre piece from the die to the set. I then attached the panel to my card base using foam tape.With the left over ink on my brush I added the Seedless Preserves to the die cut centre piece, then attached it to my card using foam strips.

In my mini Misti I stamped the flower pieces one at a time, first using the Seedless Preserves ink, then using VersaMark embossing ink, and embossing with the clear embossing powder.I fussy cut both of the flower pieces at the edge of the embossing and glued them in place using EZ Runner Vellum tape, and finished by stamping the sentiment with VersaFine Clair ink on a piece of white card, trimming for placement.

I enjoyed making this card, and I hope you have enjoyed it as well. I thank you for your visit today.

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1 comment

  1. Wow, this is so pretty! Your description of your process is very detailed but I don't think I would be able to attempt it without a you tube! It seems very difficult. You did a beautiful job.


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