Hi there, I hope you had a great weekend!
Today I’m sharing a card with the new Greenhouse Society stamp set from Technique Tuesday. The flower for September is the Chrysanthemum!
This pretty flower is available as a stamp and also comes in a bundle with the coordinating dies (the dies can also be purchased separately).
For my card I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and Hero Arts Super Fine Clear embossing powder to heat emboss the flower on Fabriano Artistico Extra White Cold Press watercolor paper. Then I got out some powdered pigments to watercolor. I’ve recently been playing with Brusho (which is very similar to Color Bursts) and was pleasantly surprised that their Violet has a pretty mix of colors in it that range from magenta to purple. I tapped just a bit of Brusho onto my glass work surface adn then added just teeniest bit of water. I applied the color to the flower with a 2 round brush and then pulled out the color with a water brush filled with clean clear water.
With such a fun mix of colors in a single powder, I didn’t worry about shading and instead just made sure that I had a nice distribution of pinks and purples. When the flower was dry, I used the coordinating die cut to cut it out and then set it aside to work on the rest of the card.
For the background I used an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White. I used the same black ink and then randomly stamped the flower to create a black and white pattern. While the pigment ink was drying, I cut another piece of Neenah into a smaller rectangle and then used a fine black pen and a ruler to draw the frame. I stamped the sentiment in the same black ink.
To assemble the card I adhered the flower to the sentiment panel with just three glue dots so that the flower pulls away from the panel a bit for a loose look. Then I adhered that panel to the patterned background with foam tape. To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.
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