Welcome to Wednesday! I had some ‘happy mail’ delivered recently, so of course I had to rip open the package & play! I just had to order the new Studio Katia Flourishing Note stamp set and coordinating die. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could actually open an envelope, and out popped a bouquet of gorgeous flowers?!
On a piece of white cardstock, stamp the image in Versamark ink. Cover it with gold embossing powder, and set with a heat tool. Next, choose your medium to colour with. I chose my alcohol markers. I know that some people say that using these markers against embossing can ruin the marker tips, but I haven’t had that problem. If you’re concerned, then you can just stamp in a light colour, colour, and then stamp & heat emboss afterwards. I might try that next time, just to see how it works!
I have an assortment of alcohol marker brands, so I just chose the colours I wanted, from what I have. If you’re interested, these are what I chose. Leaves are in Copic YG07 Acid Green and YG25 Celadon Green. The pink flowers are in Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Bright Pink. For the yellow, I used the SN Tri-Blend Citrus, plus the SN Illustrator in B03 Amber and G43 Gold. SN Illustrator PL1 Soft Purple and PL2 Violet are used for the purple flowers. I love the gold outline, because it reminds me of fancy invitations, with gold edging on the envelope & envelope liner.
Here’s a close up of those gorgeous flowers.
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
After colouring, use the coordinating Flourishing Note die to die cut the image. Included in the die set is the die for the ‘hello’. Die cut that from a piece of purple cardstock. Next, layer the image onto a small piece of light yellow cardstock with foam tape. Attach that on an angle to a dark pink card base. Now, attach the die cut sentiment, and a few gold enamel hearts. I felt like I wanted a bit more texture to the card, so I splattered some alcohol ink in pink & purple onto the card front.
Do you have a favourite flower type, or colour? Or are you like me, and enjoy the beauty and scent of pretty much any flower! Be sure to check out Studio Katia, this Flourishing Note set, and the other wonderful stamps, dies, stencils, etc. that they offer. I love to support smaller companies, especially when they’re here in Canada!
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