Hello friends! Like everyone, I like to get more out of my crafting supplies, and today's Magenta card does just that as the textured background was created using a stencil.
Supplies: flower stamp, sentiment stamp & diamond stencil, Purple, Grass green & Jade Nuance powders (Magenta), Smooth Solar White 80lb cardstock (Neenah), Canson XL watercolour paper (Canson), Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger), Versa Mark (Tsukineko), fine white emboss powder (Simon Says Stamp), black cardstock (Bazzill)
I started this card by running the Diamond stencil with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock through my die cutting machine with an embossing pad to create a dry embossed textured background. I splattered it with Grass Green Nuance mixed with watercolour. Once dry, I trimmed off a 1/4" from the side and the top so that it would fit onto a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" cardbase. I added dimension by adhering it with adhesive foam to the base.
Next, I stamped the Azalea multiple times using Archival ink on to Canson XL 140 lb cold press watercolour paper. After watercolouring the flowers with Purple Nuance and the leaves with a mix Grass Green and Jade Nuance, I let them dry. Once dry, I fussy cut the flowers out seperate from the leaves being careful not to cut up the leaves. Next, I cut out the leaves. Then, I arranged some of each into a pleasing cluster and glued them such that they still had dimensional layers. I added some black glitter glue on to all the stamin centres. While that has drying, I white heat embossed the Thank You part of the sentiment stamp onto a thin strip of black cardstock and snipped it to form banner ends. Lastly, I added that with foam tape to pop it up.
I hope you enjoyed today's card and that you give stencil dry embossing a try.
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