Hello crafty friends. I’m back with another floral card today, and I’ve realised it’s a bit similar to yesterday’s offering, even though I’ve used completely different techniques! Regular readers of this little blog won’t be surprised to see ‘TIna’s floral spray’ from Claritystamp featuring given the theme of ‘favourite flower’ from Less is More. I’ve taken the colours from Color Throwdown and the bottom row of turquoise/splatters/embossing from TicTacToe‘s grid. I’m also going to share this as a second offering for Time Out‘s ‘make your own background’ theme
So I started again by creating a frame around the edge of a 6×6 card blank with one of Clarity’s square embedders – just attach the square to the front of the card with low tack tape and then run an embossing tool around it on the reverse side.
I inked up the medium stamp from Clarity’s ‘by the sea’ texture background set, using ‘twisted citron’ Distress Oxide for the lower part and ‘salvaged patina’ for the sky area, then stamped it into the right hand side of the enbossed frame. I thought the splatter effect in blue made a great sky.
I then added ‘Tina’s floral spray’ using Versafine Clair ink in black. This doesn’t dry as quickly as Archival ink, so gave me time to add clear embossing powder and then heat it. Top tip – make sure the Distress Oxide ink is competely dry before adding the embossing powder, so it doesn’t stick to that area as well (ask me how I know…!)
I used a waterbrush to colour the floral spray with the inks, then used a sponge and torn copy paper to add some shadow to the ground beneath it. It wasn’t quite dark enough, so I also shaded it with a grey pencil.
And that was it – a one layer card. Here’s the full version for you. Apologies as it doesn’t look quite straight on this photo – not sure what happened there!
Thanks for dropping in. I’m disappearing off for a few days again, as I’m back in my home town for my aunt’s funeral. Every cloud has a silver lining though, and I’m spending time catching up with my cousins who I haven’t seen for a few years. I’ll be back blogging next week