Thanks for coming back … here’s my second card of the day …
At the Papertrey Blog Hop this week, there was a wonderful photo full of embroidered images … one in particular of poppies on a circular black background that was simply delicious. I didn’t get to play along because ‘stuff’ got in the way … so, when Chrissie’s sketch (below) at Less is More popped up in my Feedly yesterday, I knew where I was going to look for inspiration! I’m also playing along at CASology again, where the Cue Card is Garden, and linking up to Simon Says Stamp Monday‘s Big Stamp challenge.
So here was the issue … how to keep the colours of the flowers from disappearing into black cardstock. Answer … after some brain strain … don’t use black cardstock, use emboss/resist. So, with a negative circle mask over a white card panel, I stamped the leaves, overstamped them in Versamark (what a fab tool a Stampamajig is!) and clear embossed them … then did the same thing with the flower heads/centres. With the mask still in place, black ink was sponged over the top of the embossing (an eek moment!) … happily, it resisted the black and any excess ink on the flowers just came off with a damp paper towel (phew!). To add some depth to the ’embroidery’, I covered the whole circle with Versamark and clear embossed it. Even when the Avery Elle sentiment was stamped, the card panel looked too stark left completely white (even for me!), so I used an Annabelle Stamps background with the lightest grey I have to add just a touch of interest, and used foam dots to pop the panel up on the card base.
I’m so pleased to welcome another couple of new friends and followers … Bobby from Bits and Pieces, and Ileana from Ileana Plesan. Most (if not all) of you will already know Bobby and her fabulous creations … if not, go and check out her blog, you’ll be inspired! Ileana is an established artist (paint and ceramics) and has just launched herself into the wonderful world of card making … have a wander over and explore! You’re very welcome, ladies … and thank you 🙂
It’s getting on time for dinner here, so whilst there’s more to come, I’m going to stop for a bit to take on sustanence! I’ll return, fully replenished, in a while! Thanks for coming by again … as ever, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂