Stamps: Hero Arts - Large Flower Background CG403; CAS-ual Friday Stamps - Casual Elegance, Bold Wishes
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Stampin' Up! - Pool Party, Pink Pirouette; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Black; Copics - G0000, RV000; Clear and Black Embossing Powder; Vellum; Gems
I used the soft, subtle colours from this week's Dynamic Duos - DD#86, and the layout is based on the sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL276.
I stamped the image onto white card in pale aqua and then again in black Versafine which I heat embossed with clear powder. I coloured the flowers and stems using Copic markers. Then I spent quite some time cutting out the coloured flowers and stems and adhering them to the aqua image. I love the way this gives a soft subtle background with the coloured images being more defined. I cut a mat layer of black card and attached the flower panel. I decided to stamp the sentiment on vellum as I didn't want to cover the pretty flowers. I finished the front with some gems scattered about. For the inside I cut mat layer in black and on the white panel stamped some flowers and vines, and a very bold sentiment.
Before I go, I have some new followers who I would like to welcome. Join me in say Hello and Welcome to Gemma and Asha - thank you ladies for joining me! I always appreciate the fact that so many people have decided to follow me and see my cards and read my ramblings, and all your comments are a delight - I do like to read them. Thanks to you all! That's all for now - I really do have to get the ironing done - I've been putting it off for a while now!