Stippled Blossoms is one of Stampin' Up's two step stamping sets where you stamp a solid image then add a coordinating one over the top for a beautifully detailed result. I stamped my roses in this way then, after cleaning my stamp, I stamped the solid image again over the top using versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This made the images resistant to ink so that when I stamped the leaves over the top, they appeared to be behind the roses when I wiped the excess ink away with a tissue.
The flowers were surrounded with a little blue ink applied with a sponge and I added the fabulous sentiment using Early Espresso ink which was heat embossed with clear embossing powder too. I liked this CAS version but wondered what it would look like with more intense colour:
The deeper colour background does ground those flowers and makes them really pop! Which version do you prefer?
By the way, I used the ready-made notecards on page 162 of the annual catalogue for this card. They come with envelopes and are great for quick one layer cards.
This is the gorgeous colour palette I was using today:
Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Four You
Ink: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Early Espresso
Card stock: Whisper White notecards with envelopes
Other: Versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig
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