Wednesday 27 January 2016

Timelessly Textured Birthday Bloom

I promised myself that I would use Timeless Textures more often than I have.  It's one of those sets that I love but when it's time to ink up, I go a bit blank!  Do you have any stamps like that?

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!
SU, Occasions Catalogue, stamping with bleach, bleaching images, handmade card
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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  1. You are on fire, Stephanie ! I haven't checked your blog for a while and I didn't know I have missed many beautiful creations of yours. I should bookmark your blog. Thank you again for your gorgeous card !!

  2. You are so welcome Satomi! I'm glad you liked it. If you like, you can follow my blog by email (top left of the page) so you don't miss anything!