Today's card is for two challenges: 1) Pals Paper Arts (embossing); and 2) The Paper Players (sketch). Today was one of those days where I just wanted to spend extra time in my stamp room - it's a dreary day here in Atlanta - cloudy and rainy - and my stamp room was just the place to escape :).
So, I spent some time on today's card, but I'm happy with the finished result! I tried a few different things I haven't tried before. First, I dry-embossed the card base with the Square Lattice embossing folder, then took my VersaMark pad and lightly pressed it against the raised embossing. Then I sprinkled it lightly with gold embossing powder and heat embossed - it turned out beautifully!
For the focus of the card, I heat embossed in gold the flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral and tried my hand at watercoloring again - this time with markers and that might be my favorite way to watercolor! Then I cut out each flower with my paper snips and added them to the card with dimensionals.
The last thing I tried was adding the ruffled ribbon border to the edge of the Designer Series Paper - this was really easy with a little bit of Sticky Strip adhered to the back of the DSP. For the final touches, I added a little pearl to the sentiment and a little loop of ribbon behind it to tie it in with the ruffle. What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by today!
|Stamp Sets||Fifth Avenue Floral, Four Frames, Something to Celebrate (Hostess)|
|Ink||Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy, VersaMark, Markers for Watercoloring - Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango|
|Paper||Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Paisley Petals DSP, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper|
|Accessories||Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls Jewels, Gold Embossing Powder, Decorative Label Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals|