Hello everyone! This is Yana Smakula, and today I’m going back to the flowers. Even though Fall is here and Holidays are approaching fast, I still want to play with florals before I jump in head over heals into holiday cardmaking (even though, in a way, I already have).
The card I am sharing today features a stamped floral cluster and a heat embossed trellis-like background. Both were made by using absolutely no masking
This card is almost a one layer project (I can never make true one layer cards as I always end up adding just that one extra layer on top) and I used WPlus9 Oatmeal card stock for my stamping today. I had no idea WPlus9 had cardstock and I was very happy to discover this oatmeal one along with a few other colors. I think the fibers embedded into the paper make it perfect for simple cards.
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To create my card I started by stamping flowers and leaves from the Freehand Florals stamp set using several colors of ink. I’m sharing a simple concept that I use when stamping patterns using layered images like these flowers and leaves in my video. The idea is to first stamp the main layout using just the base layers (first layers of each image) and next come in and add detail.
The largest flower, the one stamped in yellow, has 3 layers to it, but I only stamped the first two as I felt I had enough detail on my card. And I often skip layers for my images to somehow alter them.
The trellis background was created using an X patterned stamp from the Dockside Backgrounds stamp set, I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder onto sections where there was no stamping. The key here is using a non watermark embossing ink. I used Distress embossing ink and it seemed to have done the trick. If you use watermark embossing ink it will leave a watermark over your stamped image, and you want to avoid that (I did get a little bit of that watermark ink on the bottom of my card, I messed up and used incorrect embossing ink - so check that part of the card to see how much it matters what kind of embossing ink is used).
The X pattern is designed so that you can either stamp something where the lines intercert or adhere something. I used white enamel dots and added a bunch to pretty up the background of my card. Think about adding little pearls or even sequins.
Thanks for stopping by and have fun stamping!
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