Anyway, following the theory that practice makes perfect (or at least acceptable!) - I used it to make a card for a colleague and friend who has courageously moved to a new home in a new country!
|Timeless Textures creates a background for the Birthday Bloom|
I thought I'd make life a little easier for myself by also using Birthday Blooms - a set that I'm totally in love with!
It's come out a bit busy but overall, I'm not too unhappy with the result.
I stamped the flowers first with Versamark and heat embossed them with black embossing powder. Then I masked them and stamped the flourish with bleach.
With the flower still masked, I stamped a couple of the denser textures at the bottom of the card and then removed the mask.
I bleached the flowers and leaves and then watercoloured them with Blushing Bride, Elegant Eggplant and Pear Pizzazz inks.
At the end, I stamped the bravo, ink splashes and wine glass stains (that's how I like to think of them anyway!) and finished off with a light sponging around the edges.
I used gold Wink of Stella for the stamens.
'Til next time.
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