Hi, welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you that I made using the Peaceful Cabin stamp set.
This card is fairly simple in the layers and embellishments, but features a couple of fun techniques to create depth and texture. I created the background using the emboss resist technique. First, I stamped the trees in VersaMark and then set with White Emboss Powder, then I used Blending Brushes to sponge colour onto the Basic White cardstock. The pink colours I used were Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, and Polished Pink. Once the colour was sponged on I used a tissue to remove excess ink on the embossed images.
Next, I used a Water Painter to drip water onto the sponged ink. For the smaller droplets I tapped the Water Painter against my Bone Folder, and for the larger droplets I simply dripped water directly onto the cardstock.
The sentiment was heat embossed in Gold onto a strip of Flirty Flamingo cardstock, and then adhered over the top of a length of White Glittered Organdy ribbon. To embellish the card I adhered three Flirty Flamingo From My Heart Faceted Gems using Fine Tip Glue.
This months sampler was made using the Poinsettia Petals bundle. I love that this set works so well for a Kiwi Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I do like snowflakes and reindeer for Christmas designs, but it is a bit funny working with those images when we are moving into a hot summer!
We embossed the main flower in Gold Emboss Powder onto Whisper White cardstock, and then cut them out using the coordinating dies. You can create fun texture to your flowers by simply curling the petals with your Bone Folder, or by scrunching up the flower in your hands. For this design we curled the petals using a Bone Folder, and we gave the leaves texture by scrunching them up in our hands.
One of the best features of the Poinsettia Dies is the fact that it has dies that will cut out the flowers or leaves, and a nesting die that will emboss texture onto the flower or leaf. We used this fun feature on the small white poinsettia in the top corner, and for the small red flowers in the bottom corner.
Did you notice the extra texture in the small red poinsettia flowers? It may not show up well in these pictures – but they were made using the Red Velvet Paper. This paper is just gorgeous, and adds dimension to any design.
The coordinating Designer Series Paper and ribbon were so easy to work with for this design – and no snow in sight!