A special friend has a birthday coming up and I wanted to created a card for her using a stem and flower stamp set. The stamp I had in mind is not a CTMH stamp set but everything else is from CTMH.
I started out with a piece of White Daisy cardstock and three shades of green - Emerald, Lagoon and Sea Glass. Blending the colours, I ended up with my background. I masked the stem part of the stamp and stamped the image in black and then stamped the flower parts in Versamark ink so I could emboss them in white - at least that was the plan. After adding the embossing powder, it stuck to almost the entire piece of paper! I spent a LONG time with a fine tipped paintbrush, trying to remove the embossing powder from between the flowers and the rest of the paper, When I finally did use the heat tool and embossed the flowers, they did not turn out well at all - it looked like a blurry mess.
Back to the drawing table to start again with my already green fingers... I inked another sheet of cardstock and this time, I decided to stamp the flowers separately and cut them out instead. Small as they are, it was a challenge but it worked out better. I stamped them in two colours and added them later.
So, the finished card is below - with the stamped and cut out flowers with a hint of shimmer (that still doesn't show in my photograph). I love the background and the wood grain frame adds so much to the card.
Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:
Paper; Happy Times Paper Pack (ret.), White Daisy Cardstock, Emerald Cardstock
Stamps: Rose Wonder (SU - not CTMH), Wild About Flowers (SU - not CTMH)
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Saffron, Lemon, Sea Glass, Lagoon, Emerald
Accessories: Artistry Cartridge, Whisper Twine, White Organdy Ribbon (ret.), Bitty Sparkles, Foam Tape, Shimmer Pen