Today is the Monthly Blog Hop for Papertrey Ink. The inspiration image is from Izziyana Suhaimi who combines embroidery with paper crafting to create some incredible images. If you'd like to see more of her work, follow this link!
For this challenge, I created a card that used a few different techniques on it including the one that Danielle Flanders showed in her "Make it Monday" for this week. It's Emboss Resist with Ink Blending which you know is one of my favorite techniques. To begin with, I partially stamped this background stamp called "Filigree" (a way old SU background stamp) over the lower right hand side of a piece of watercolor paper using Versamark. Then I rotated my paper 180 degrees and did it again. To create the resist, I covered the stamping with Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder and heat set it. Once the ink is dry, go over your embossing with a baby wipe or an absorber to keep it nice and white.
To color the background panel, I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool with Papertrey's Perfect Match Lavender Moon Ink and applied it using circular motions. My, how I love this color! When you start your ink blending, you always need to use a light touch and then increase the pressure with additional layers to deepen the color. I also inked all the edges for a more defined look to my background panel.
I die cut a few of each size flower in the Embroidered Blooms coordinating die collection called Beautiful Blooms II. Then using my negative as the place holder, I stamped them in Lavender Moon and Plum Pudding Inks. I just love both of these colors although I am partial to the Lavender Moon. Let me just mention here that I hadn't realized it before, but there is only one correct way that the positive fits into the negative. Keep rotating it until the fit is perfect. The petals seem identical, but they are not. I didn't get the stamps lined up perfectly on the smaller flowers, but they remind me a bit of pinwheels which I thought added to the whimsical feel. For the leaves I first die cut and then stamped the solid image from Turning a New Leaf Stamp Set in Mint Julep and then stamped the "embroidered" image from Embroidered Blooms. I love that these two stamps set work together with the same set of coordinating dies. What a fantastic idea and I hope to see more of this!
To finish up my card, I cut the Simon Says Stamp "Smile" circle greeting from some gold foiled card stock. I chose this greeting because people always smile when they realize that you've been thinking of them and just wanted to let them know. A note card is the perfect way. I mounted the ink blended panel to my card base made from Stamper's Select #110 White top folding card base, then took all of the pieces I had stamped and arranged them how I wanted them on my card front. Once I had them all arranged to my liking I applied small foam squares to the back of the leaves and in the center of the flowers. The top piece of the stem is glued down with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Since the foam adhesive is only at the center of the flowers, I could bend all of the petals slightly forward to give a bit more dimension to my project.
I've got a few other projects on my radar this week so be sure to check back! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment if you like!