First of all, thank you to everyone who voted for my card a couple weeks ago, which enabled me to participate in Kylie’s Top Ten Winners Blog Hop today. I’m keeping with the same theme of sending someone encouragement by letting them know I’m thinking of them.
The sentiment, “Our thoughts are with you,” is the message I want to send.
To go along with the sentiment, I decided to make some vellum flowers with heat embossing.
The flower is from the Botanical Bliss stamp set, which I stamped in VersaMark on Vellum cardstock. Then, I sprinkled the three flowers with White embossing powder, and used the Heat Tool to set the powder.
Happy with the shiny outlines, I began coloring the flowers on the backside with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. You’ll find the Stampin’ Blends colors I used in my Product List below.
TIP: It does not look pretty on the side you are coloring, but looks terrific when you turn it over.
After coloring, I fussy cut the flowers with my Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips, the best scissors around! I discovered that cutting around a heat embossed image is especially easy, because the raised line provides a nice cutting edge.
Wanting a clean and simple look for my flowers, I kept the background Whisper White with Subtle Textured embossing, and adhered this to a Thick Whisper White card base. The two white branches were cut with a die in the Botanical Tags die set, and glued on an angle. The flowers are attached with Mini-Dimensionals at their centers.
The sentiment is from the Lasting Lily stamp set, a Sale-A-Bration stamp set, FREE with a qualifying order and available through March 31st.
“Our thoughts are with you” was stamped in Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, and cut with a Layering Ovals die. It received the Subtle Textured treatment also, and was placed on Dimensionals.
In case you missed my card from a couple weeks ago, here it is:
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Now off you go to enjoy the projects of the other Top Ten Winners in Kylie’s International Blog Hop.