I know I promised to show you the card for technique class, but I couldn't wait until tomorrow to show this one. I got the idea from fellow demo Helen HengLiu. She posted a bunch of these in different colors, and I had to copy her design.
I used Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum as the color scheme. The embossed flower is from the Fifth Avenue Floral set, and it's on sale at 20% off the retail price through Friday as part of our "Two-Step into Spring" promotion. Other sets on sale are Greenhouse Garden, Flower Fancy and Trendy Trees. This is a great time to order them! And you can also purchase a new set that will be in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, Awash with Flowers. More details are on my web site.
Here's how to do the big flower (so easy!!). Stamp the flower on Shimmery White card stock (it's going to be rather wet, so you need card stock that will hold up to the water) and emboss. I used white powder, but you can use whatever you want depending on the look you'd like.
Then, spritz the paper with water. You want pools in the embossed areas, so make sure it's really wet. Put a few drops of refill in a shallow container or on a palette. I used Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum. Then, touch your aqua painter to the refill, then touch it to the pool of water. That's it. The water spreads the color around like magic!
Here's the complete supply list.
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Versamark; Basic Gray classic; Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum refills
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Shimmery White card stock
Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves embosslit, Manhattan Flower embossing folder, aqua painter, white embossing powder, heat tool, punches – corner rounder, large oval, wide oval, scalloped oval
This is one of the few flowers that isn't making me sneeze! This has been the craziest year. People who have never had allergies are fighting it this season. Something mean and nasty is blooming out there…