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Next up is the second card from my April easy embossing class - using the beau-ti-ful Pleasant Poppies background stamp.
I used a technique I saw while blurfing, with a quick twist of my own to make it even quicker & easier. I'm not sure what it's called or where it originated, but I saw a card by Kim Cagle, who saw Sandi MacIver's card who was shown it by Amy Isn't sharing wonderful?
Anyway, this is what I did.
1. Stamped the poppy with versamark & heat embossed with white embossing powder.
2. Coloured the poppy flower heads with whisper white craft (pigment) ink. This gives a semi-opaque base, so you can add colour without the base card colour showing through completely.
3. This part is my twist - I coloured the flower completely with a pretty in pink marker, then added a little shading with a rose red marker & blended it with the aquapainter. All the other cards I've seen were watercoloured with ink pads with aquapainters or blender pens, but I was happy to see I could still blend the marker over the white ink base.
4. Coloured the stems with a celery marker for a little extra depth.
4. Finally, I sprayed the whole panel with champagne mist shimmer paint, but you can see it at all.
Here's a closer look:
The rest of the card is very simple - a baja breeze base with simple white, razzleberry & celery mats. I made this card just after the colour refresh announcement, so I was in my period of mourning celery & baja.
I really encourage you to try this technique, as it' looks so soft, pretty & very effective. I'll certainly be trying it again.
We did a third bonus card at the class - an impromptu design inspired by a card & embossed sample I showed. I'll share this next time. Until then, thanks for visiting & hope to see you here again soon.
Inky wishes, Di
Supplies Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Create a Cupcake Card: baja breeze, whisper white, rich razzleberry, certainly celery, whisper white card Ink: versamark, pad, pretty in pink, rose red & certainly celery marker Accessories: white embossing powder, champagne mist shimmer paint made into a spray mist, razzleberry stitched ribbon, basic pearls Tools: heat tool, embossing buddy, word window & modern label punches
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