I know its my second post today, I'm getting early as its babysitting day tomorrow down the coast and this will take the pressure off. Also I have been trying to get this card finished so I can enter the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge. I don't want to miss out and on Wednesday I head off to Canberra to spend Easter with my parents and Elysha goes to stay with her sister for a week.
I absolutely love using this flower stamp with my Kuretake paints. If you look back through posts I think you will find I have only ever used this flower stamp. I know I need to branch out but
a) these flowers are just perfect for dropping colour in at one end and then another colour at the other end of each petal. These paints are so rich and creamy and I love them.
Also b) when I did my stamping and embossing, its like everything else I do. I stamped and embossed in white, gold and silver in different formations and on different card stocks, watercolour paper, vellum so I end up with so much pre- prepared stuff. I have to make myself stop and use it.
The only down fall of this was that I was using cheap watercolour paper at that time which is fine with this paint but you can see it is no where near white enough to go on a piece of white card so I have to try different ideas.
Here in the close up you can see the paper is not the best but I hate waste specially after all the embossing. Okay this one was done with the red wine, a wee bit of black for depth. I then added white from the other end and a bit of silver that gives that brilliant sparkle. Its lots of just playing around till your happy or let it dry then add some more. Like all watercolours start light and add.
Then I did the leaves and stems with turquoise green and olive green.
When I stamped the flowers in the first place I masked off a rectangle so not all the image was stamped.
I finished it off by die cutting with my stitched rectangle die. Then I used the same die to cut out a rectangle from the pink card front, as its double sided stitches it leaves a lovely look on the cut out and the card base.
Stamped the sentiment and added a wee little butterfly I coloured with copics. All done and finished with and hopefully CAS enough for the challenge.
Love embossing, heat embossing the most. Especially in gold and silver and white but also in black. Ut adds a crispness to the image or sentiment, defines the lines better and is ideal when using watercolours as it acts as a natural barrier for the paint. If I could have my embossing stuff set up all the time I would heat emboss everything (well in card making that is, not so sure the kids or my husband would look so great heat embossed :)
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