Hey Roadies! I have a super easy technique to share with y’all today that gives stunning results! Let’s get started!
Materials: Black card stock, blue card stock, antistatic powder tool, gold embossing powder, embossing ink, heat gun, vellum, DAYS-E Bouquet stamp set, IR flat back deluxe gems in Aurora Diamond, liquid adhesive, foam squares.
I started off with a piece of blue card stock but you can use any color you would like. Before I started heat embossing I prepped my surface using an antistatic powder tool. I decided to use my stamp platform in case I needed to double stamp since it’s such a large image but this stamps beautifully! I only had to stamp it once using VersaMark ink then I poured some gold embossing powder and heat set.
I waited for my embossing powder to cool then I wiped all the anti-static powder away using a dry cloth. I decided to add some shading to the gorgeous bouquet using a shade of blue that was a little darker than my card stock. I wasn’t mindful of lighting or where shadows should go I just did what I thought looked good, lol. Just go with the flow, Y’all!
Once I was satisfied with my super simple coloring, I fussy cut my bouquet leaving a bit of a border.
I started to layout my card and think of a spot to place my sentiment. I decided to use “Courage, dear heart.” split into two separate sentiment strips.
I mounted the sentiment stamp on to my stamp platform (you can also use a stamping block) and covered the second half of the sentiment with some washi tape. I inked up the stamp with Versa Mark and then peeled up the washi before stamping down on the vellum.
I repeated the sentiment embossing process with the second half of the stamp and heat set them. I trimmed each of them down into strips with fishtail banners.
Once I was happy with the placement of the sentiments I folded over the vellum and secured it to the back of my card panel using some random washi tape. My card panel is a piece of black card stock that I ran through my die cutting machine using an embossing folder. I wanted to give the black some texture and dimension.
I added my panel to a piece of the same blue color card stock cut to 5.5″ x 4.25″ then mounted that onto a white A4 sized card base made with 110lb card stock. I decided on a white card base because I knew I wanted to stamp this gorgeous bouquet on the inside of my card using some blue ink.
I placed my card base upside down in my stamp platform. I laid out the bouquet towards the top left, and when finished it will be on the bottom right. I stamped it using a shade of blue ink to match the card front.
I flipped the card over and centered the “You’ve come so far!” sentiment and stamped using black ink to finish off the inside of the card.
I added some extra sparkle using the gorgeous IR deluxe gems in Aurora Diamond. These gems are so beautiful in person and pick up some of that blue in the card stock. This card came together very quickly but the results are just stunning! I hope you try this technique yourself, I would love to see what color combos ya’ll come up with!