I am back with another birthday card for you today. Today is my friend Steph’s birthday. She loves Clearly Besotted stamps and actually has this stamp set, but hopefully she has not coloured her image in quite the same way as I have or she will find this card a bit dull lol.
I started by silver heat embossing the stamp to the side of some Tim Holtz Distress Watercolour cardstock. I haven’t used my Zigs much on this cardstock before so I wanted to see how they behaved. They definitely don’t blend as easily as they would on a smoother cardstock but you can still get quite a nice look with them, you just need to work a little harder and use a bit more water.
Hopefully you can see the silver embossed outline better below.
I used some purple/blue tones for the leaves as I thought that it would like good with the silver outline (and Steph likes blue). I then took about 3 different shades of green for the petals. As well as colouring within the image, I added some of the same colours to the outside just to give it a looser watercolour look. No rhyme or reason to my colouring, just laid the pigment down, added water and hoped it looked nice at the end!
I used a stitched rectangle die to cut the panel and I adhered it to a dark grey base card. I then white heat embossed my sentiment onto the same grey cardstock and popped it up with foam tape.
Lastly I added some clear sequins to finish the card off. A big happy birthday to Steph, I hope she has a fabulous day.
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