Friday, 22 June 2018

White Heat-Embossed Vellum Flowers

Hello, Crafters.

What a fabulous week it's been for me! I'm still on Cloud 9! 
My card today is definitely what I call a Topsy card i.e. it just grew
 (Uncle Tom's Cabin). And because my card grew, I finished up 
using four stamp sets, which I always consider to be a bit excessive. 
 It would have been three sets if my first choice of flowers had
 followed through, but hey ho, these things happen! My original 
flower choices were the two outline flowers in the Oh So Eclectic 
Stamp Set. I stamped the open flower image onto my top layer
 of Blushing Bride Cardstock (CS) using Blushing Bride Ink.
I stamped three images of each flower in Versamark on Vellum CS
 and then heat-embossed them using Whisper White Embossing 
Powder. I painted the backs of each flower using my Light 
Rich Razzleberry Stampin Blend'.

 I die-cut the flowers using dies from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits 
Dies, but whichever way I tried to arrange the flowers on my 
smaller piece of Blushing Bride CS, they were just too big! I decided
 to try the two outline flower designs in the Cake Soiree Stamp Set. 
Next I created three Whisper White heat-embossed flowers 
of both designs on vellum, but left them unpainted!
After I'd die-cut them using the Sweet Cake Framelits, I found I had 
plenty of options as to which way I could arrange them. I used the stem
 image from the Touches of Textures Stamp Set, and stamped three
 images at various heights, using Granny Apple Green Ink. 

I adhered one large, and two smaller flowers on top pf the stems using
 Dimensionals, and I was really pleased with theresult! Before I adhered
 the image to the card, I wrapped a piece of our gorgeous 3/8" Mini 
Ruffled Ribbon in Powder Pink around the image. To keep things simple,
 I tied the ribbon into a knot!
 I struggled to find a sentiment I liked to fit in the small space just above
 the flowers so settled for JUST FOR YOU which is from the Rooted 
in Nature Stamp Set.Inside the card I added a layer of Whisper White CS 
and then a top layer of Blushing Bride CS. One of the large 
heat-embossed flowers disappeared - and I still haven't found it! - so
 I adhered the remaining two flowers in the bottom right-hand corner.

 At this stage I think I lost concentration for a while because I normally
 have a Whisper White CS layer on top inside my cards. Although
 it wasn't  planned, I think the card looks really nice with a Blushing
 Bride inside, and it's cetainly light enough to stamp and/or 
write a sentiment on! 

That's it from me today, and until tomnorrow, happy crafting.


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