Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Garden Sunset

While working on my watercolor post from a couple days back, I kept envisioning how the Flower Garden embossing folder might look with a brayered sunset.  Needless to say this card was actually completed before the watercolor ones were LOL.  I'm really happy with the results - the embossing folder adds so much texture and dimension to the flowers and the black really "pops" against the sunset. Here's how I did it.


Stamp sets: Nature Walk, Word Play
Cardstock: Whisper White, textured Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: Brayer, Big Shot, Basic Black marker, Top Note die, Flower Garden embossing folder, snail, dimensionals

Begin by cutting a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Top Note die. 
Brayer entirely with Daffodil Delight, then 2/3 of cardstock from the top down with Pumpkin Pie, then the top 1/3 with Cajun Craze.
Sponge Old Olive along bottom edge of top note to give the appearance of a grass line.
Heat set ink with a heat gun.  This step is important to ensuring your cardstock won't tear when you run it through the Big Shot.  Even if it is slightly damp your project will be ruined.
Line up your top note in your embossing folder as to how you'd like your flowers placed; run it through the Big Shot.  In the case of this card I ran it through twice so I could have an additional flower on the left hand side of the top note.  Make sure to use the embossing side of the folder, not the debossing side for this technique.
Color in the embossed image with a Basic Black marker.  The bee from the Nature Walk set and the sentiment from the Word Play set were added with Basic Black ink.
Assemble card.

Thanks so much for looking!

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