- Stamp – from Penny Black “Allegro” set
- Bling – Crystal Stickers by Mark Richards, Ltd. – Citron
- Embossing folder – Sizzix “Tropical Paisley”
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Twinkling H2Os
This is sort of a mixed media card. I used the Unscripted Sketch #255 for inspiration. I created the background from a monoprint I made using my Gelli plate. I applied some blue acrylic paint, mixed with pearl in a fairly thin layer. Then I pressed the embossing folder into the paint. I used both sides of the folder, which gives an one type of impression on the raised side and a reverse impression on the other–the difference when you emboss or impress/deboss (you can sort of see the darker color versus the lighter color). I pulled the print and used it for the background paper.
Then I applied Twinkling H2Os to the iris stamp and spritzed with water to get the color down, then once it was dry, I over-stamped with the same image with black archival ink. You can see a detailed look at it to your left and hopefully you can see the sheen of these Twinkling H2O watercolors. Thanks for stopping by.
May 7th, 2014 at 8:20 pm
The card is simply beautiful; I really like the iris. It is a lovely focal point.
May 8th, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at US!
May 10th, 2014 at 11:06 am
[…] in no particular order, for last week’s sketch #255 are Zella, M Stampin’ with you, and Yvonne!!! Congratulations!!!! Didn’t they do a fabulous job?!! We hope you’ll take a minute to […]
May 10th, 2014 at 7:35 pm
Very lovely. Cool bg technique. Thank You for playing with us at Unscripted Sketches this week! I hope you will join us next week!
May 12th, 2014 at 5:16 pm
I would bet whomever receives this card will frame it! Wow! The background is out of sight! and the flower is just wonderful! I use Twinks all the time and your Iris is elegant!
May 17th, 2014 at 2:01 pm
That is just Beautiful!!
July 14th, 2014 at 3:48 pm
We have all been wired from birth to seek this out.