Two cards today, both using background stamps and sentiment dies.
This first card is using a Hero Arts Background stamp I have used a few times before. Last time I did on watercolour paper and coloured randomly and sparingly. This time I have gold embossed on Vellum then coloured using Zigs.
I love using the Zig watercolours on vellum and find they work beautifully by blending a light colour with a dark contrast colour without water. I find I have no warping when used this way. In this instance I have used a light yellow zig and the red wine zig.
After I finished colouring I went back over the coloured sections with Wink of Stella ( getting very low, had to add water to the cylinder to get more use out of it). Love the sparkle.
I played around with a few different ideas for the panel behind the vellum and decided to keep it simple and went with white cardbase. Finished it off with a'Best Wishes' die cut out of gold mirror cardstock. Attached the vellum by leaving it slightly longer than the card front and tapped down at the back of the card. Also added some little dots of glue behind some of the coloured sections.
It really looks wonderful IRL but I feel the photo doesn't show it to its best.
This next card
Is a IO Impression Obsession background stamp. I was trying to get a rose background stamp from another company and overtime I tried it was sold out and then saw this one and fell in love. Love how this looks. I stamped and gold embossed on Multimedia paper (thanks Loll, fantastic suggestion) and water coloured with zigs. In this instance I have used water, so I just scribbled on each flower with a bit of colour then tidied up each with water and brush. In some instances I have combined a couple of colours in others I have just added a second layer of the same colour to some petals.
For some of the colours I used a much darker colour and then pulled with the brush to blend colours to add light and shadow. Of course once it was dry I then went over everything with my Wink of Stella to add a wee bit of glitter.
I couldn't decide what to do with the panel once coloured sit was large and I thought maybe I should cut up panel but someone suggested I use a large sentiment die. I had purchased this word die which was a very good price. But when it arrived it was one of those purchases I looked at and thought 'Aileen check the dimensions first'. It went in a draw as a decide what to do with that later, I couldn't see myself using it as it was so large. Well I'm glad it was suggested I use a large word die, I got it out and found it was not too big after all. It looks fantastic on this card and would also be great for other card fronts with washes colour. Its from Kaisercraft, isn't it fantastic.
I cut three times in white card stock, once out of the panel itself (to be used later) and once from gold card stock. Inset the die in the card front then layered.
Doesn't need anything else, perfect as it is. Even if I do say so myself.
Best Wishes card.
Best Wishes on your Birthday
Live Laugh Love card.
Live Laugh Love card
Live Laugh Love card
Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.