Sometimes, simple is best. That’s the way I feel about today’s card. I was looking around my mess of a craft space for inspiration for a quick card for today’s post. I had this nice piece of Pear Pizzazz left over from supplies for a card swap later this month. I thought it might be a good starting point. I also had the Butterfly Basics stamp set out for something else and realized I hadn’t inked up the floral image from the set yet.
Making the most of colored card stock. I stamped the image with versamark and then heat embossed it with white. White embossing powder is a great way to make your images and sentiments pop on colored paper. It looked ok but I really wanted to highlight the blooms of the image. I thought about stamping again and heat embossing with Blushing Bride embossing powder and then fussy cutting them out but opted not to because the image is really intended, in my opinion, to be colored in.
In order to show off the color, I first whitewashed it with my aqua painter and white craft ink. I hit this with the heat gun too, just to be sure it was dry. Then used my aqua painter again with Blackberry Bliss and colored over the blooms. I also stamped the Happy Birthday Sentiment using Blackberry Bliss. Notice the difference in the color between the sentiment and the blooms. They really stand out over top of the whitewash.
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