With this stamp set, the bouquet arranging is completely done for you which is great for me as I'm not that good at masking with heat embossing. I tend to mess up one part before I can get the next part done. Masking is a tricky technique for heat embossing, but one I'm hoping to master sometime soon.
I did all of the leaves in this image by scribbling some ink onto an acrylic block and picking up the color from there. I have to say, that is not my favorite. I don't like all the hard edges that happened as a result of the water pooling but I know some people like it when that happens. I wanted to try it and it's okay but it's not my style really and I probably won't do it that way again. I definitely wanted that olive color tone that is shown in the inspiration image. The Worn Lipstick is definitely kind of a coral-y pink that I knew would look great with the Ripe Persimmon of all the buds. I tend not to use a lot of Olive Green, but I should do it more often as it is a natural complement for many floral arrangements. All the watercolor has a coat of Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer over the top to go with the metallic sparkle of the embossing powder.
Once the watercolor was completely dry, I stamped my greeting from Papertrey Ink's Scripted Stamp Set, also using Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. "Just Because" are my favorite kind of cards to send out. This one is really simple and straight forward but the watercolor really helps it to have high impact as soon as the recipient opens the envelope.
A dear friend told me yesterday, "You are using your God given talents to bless others. Don't ever think it isn't a blessing because it is." And that folks, is why I make cards. Have a great day everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back soon with another project to share with everyone.