Both cards are made using the emboss-resist technique but I've stamped more and gone heavier on the ink on the right-hand one. I can't decide which I prefer. I really like the layout though and will definitely be using it again.
Here's a close-up of the paler version. First I masked off the bottom of the card base. Then, for this one, I inked up the plant image with versamark, went over just the stems on the stamp with an Always Artichoke marker, then stamped and clear-embossed. After cleaning the stamp, I stamped a couple of the plants in Pear Pizzazz ink and then sponged over the top of the stamping in Pear Pizzazz ink then Bashful Blue above it.
Here you can see the background and the punched flowers on top. I gave the flowers a simple centre with a Poppy Parade marker. You can also see the bits in the Confetti card stock - I love the way these add to the natural look of the design.
The sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade too - it's such a lovely, summery red! I scored lines above and below the sentiment to add a bit of detail and to give the sentiment a good home!
This is the darker card. It's made exactly the same way except I didn't keep the seed heads and the stems separate but just stamped the whole plant image into versamark and ink before clear embossing. (I'm not making much sense am I? Please do ask me if you want to know any more!)
This close-up shows that the background is a bit more detailed than the pale one. Oooh I do love those four-petalled flowers over the top!
And the sentiment is the same as before except that it gets only one scoreline above and below the sentiment.
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Just Believe (sentiment)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, versamark
Card stock: Confetti White
Other: Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, markers, clear embossing powder, heat gun, scoring blade for Fiskars trimmer, stamp-a-majig
I woke up last Wednesday morning with these cards in my head and dashed downstairs to make them and see what they'd be like. I could've spent hours coming up with different flowers, different colours, different layouts... but of course I was supposed to be getting ready to go on holiday! I shall definitely come back to this though.
Thank you so much for popping in today - I've really appreciated your visits this week. Don't miss tomorrow's post when I'll be showing you how I rescued one of my disasters from the bin! Hope to see you then,