Thursday, March 15, 2012

flowers (velveteen stamping)

Finally got around to creating cards with flowers for this month's Hero Arts challenge.

Wanted to try the velveteen stamping technique. Shari used white pigment ink and Hero Arts inks.  Must not work optimally with chalk inks.  You can see my swirl BG on the white areas (stamped with white pigment ink), but not shimmering through the flowers (stamped with chalk ink).


Love the color combo at CR84FN #50.  But I struggled with the assembly of this card.  Tried various CS colors to mount it on and some ribbon here or there, but came back to simplest of simple.  One  little vellum butterfly.  And pale yellow for the back panel at least!

Went with the Hero Arts colors for this month on this card made with the negative of card #1.

Had actually tested the chalk inks on this negative before stamping card #1.  Saw that the velveteen effect didn't really work, but wanted to go with the colors anyway and I only have them in chalk inks.

Love navy blue so decided to keep this simple by heat embossing the flowers in white.  Can you tell I don't own an anti-static sack?

Do you have a trick for avoiding the stray embossing powder effect?

Thanks for looking (again) today.

Supplies See the flowers smiling  :
Paper: CS Neenah and American Crafts, vellum TPC
Stamps: swirl,flowers and sentiment Hero Arts, butterfly Stampendous
Ink: white pigment Adirondack, Versamagic chalk, Versamark
Tools: die Spellbinders
Other: embossing powder Zing

Supplies Sending sunshine  :
Paper: CS Neenah and American Crafts, kraft stash
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: white pigment Adirondack, Versamagic chalk, Versamark
Tools: die Spellbinders
Other:   embossing powder Rayher


  1. Two beautiful cards, love them both.

  2. Neat technique ! Both are very pretty, beautiful butterfly and I love the navy one with the dragonflies. I just bought a dragonfly die, and love it!

  3. The colors on your flowers just scream SPRING! Pretty card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  4. Cute cards! Love the little spring flower garden! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  5. Fabby cards--never heard of the velveteen flower technique--now I need to try it! :) Lovely work, loving all the flowers!!! :)

  6. Lovely cards - the border of spring flowers is just fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!


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