Hi there everyone!
I am sharing two cards with you using the Fancy Blooms Stamp Set. Both cards are different looking from each other because of different mediums used and the different colour tones.
I will start by heat embossing the image in gold on watercolour paper. In the video I say that I used the distress stains, I am sorry about that, I meant to say distress ink reinkers. I used the reinkers because they are thicker in consistency and hence vibrant. After watercolouring, I die cut the image and set it aside.
Next, I used the Folklore Die to get an impression for my card front. I will not be cutting this through and through. Just need to emboss the pattern for interest. It is such a gorgeous pattern that I wanted to have it as a subtle background.
On this background, I blended some Antique Linen distress ink start from the center of the panel and moving outwards, keeping the inking softer around the edges.
Then, I adhered the watercoloured diecut onto the embossed panel with foam tape and also adhered the sentiment label. The sentiment "Merry and Bright" is from the Great Joy Stamp Set.
My second card has cooler tones using the same red and green colour combination but switching the warm Antique Linen colour with greys.
For this, I used alcohol markers to colour my image. I started by laying down the darkest colour first near the flower centers and added lighter colour towards the tip of the petals.
After I was done colouring the image, I added rough. vertical strokes to colour my background. I kept this more concentrated where the floral spray was and lighter around the two edges (top and bottom).
Next, I added a lot of fine, black paint splatters and after they were dry, I drew two black lines horizontally. I tried to make it look like as if the lines were behind the floral spray, just to ground the image so it doesn't look like its hanging in the air. I also gave these two lines a slight shadow to add to the faux dimension.
In the end, I stamped the sentiment from the Folk Mandala Stamp Set and added a bit of white gel pen detail to it.
That is all for today. You can watch the video below or on YouTube to get a better idea of how I coloured the images.
Thank you for stopping by!