Did you see my card yesterday? Butterflies. (And a giveaway!) Well with rabbles on the mind and this cool card of Wida's up at CASE Study...
... and a nudge from Tracey M. to use this PTI Cutting Garden bloom, this is what I came up with.
Some stamping, heat embossing, dry embossing, washi taping, die cutting, splattering...
TIP: Best to do splattering before you've got your card done. Unfortunately, it dawned on me that splatters were one element of Wida's card that I wanted to CASE after I had everything else done. I had to fake them. Do I like my splatters? Nope. Do I like the two-toned embossing on the Ranunculus? Yep ;)
So with blooms on the mind as well as these challenges...
|A Sprinkle of Imagination - May|
I went on another adventure. With gelatos. Everyone makes them look so easy but they are definitely not my BFF. Watched this video and thought "looks easy enough." Ha! This is my salvaged card.
Heat embossed the CHF distressed diamonds BG. Knowing I wanted to stamp the CHF daisy, I applied gelatos in lime, turquoise, purple, orange and fuchsia roughly where the bloom would later be. Spritzed with water. Painted with a wet brush. And the darn blue (around the lime center - nod to Darnell K.) just kept disappearing. Crazy.
Kept playing with it until I finally decided it was time to give up and just iron off the embossing. I do like how the distressed nature of the stamp let some of the color through so that the emboss-remove diamonds were not totally white.
But then the next crazy. Stamped the daisy with purple Adirondack ink. Didn't work. Is there such a thing as "gelato-resist"??? Dabbed it up as much as I could and restamped with orange StazOn. Couldn't see it well enough so I stamped it again with black StazOn. Then added some more blue gelato where I wanted it to be. Nothing like force, eh? Geesh.
A heat embossed sentiment on vellum and a couple punched dragonflies decided to hop on board.
The purple layer behind the panel? That was my stamping off of the daisy stamp after stamping it on the panel and before cleaning it ;)
Happy weekend. I'll announce the winner of the STAMPlorations stamp set tomorrow, BTW.
Supplies for happy birthday A
Paper: CS Bringmann, vellum, PP Pink Petticoat
Stamps: PTI, sentiment STAMPlorations
Ink : Adirondack, Versamark
Tools: butterfly die Hero ARts, alpha die PTI
Other: Heidi Swapp spray ink, gold polka dot washi, white and gold embossing powder
Supplies for happy birthday
Paper: watercolor paper, vellum, old book
Stamps: CHF, sentiment STAMPlorations
Ink : Versamark, StazOn