Monday, June 17, 2013

Make It Monday #121: Colored Vellum Flowers

I nearly didn't bother with this as I knew my only "outline of a flower" stamp was really fiddly and didn't come with a die. However, I decided to have a go anyway and I'm really pleased I did as I love how it came out.
The stamp was a single bloom so I stamped a number of images, embossing them one at a time so I could mask over the areas I didn't want to re-stamp. Cutting out was less hassle than I expected as the vellum is more forgiving than card stock.
I inked the flowers with PTI summer sunrise and terracotta tile - I started out lighter but discovered they didn't show up well enough on the yellow card stock. The leaves are inked with PTI Simply chartreuse and  Ripe avocado.
I stamped the flower image onto the cardstock with harvest gold to give a very subtle background and used a sentiment from PTI Mini blooms.
I used very thin strips of foam tape behind the stems and flower centers so they didn't show through.

12 comments:

  1. Very pretty; I love the colors you chose.

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  2. Beautiful. Love the gold for the background.

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  3. Very beautiful! I'm glad you gave it a try!

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  4. Wow - came out great! I like how you arranged those flowers!

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  5. You obviously have more patience than I do, to cut those flowers out by hand! It was worth it, as the card is gorgeous!

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  6. Your embossing and coloring are just lovely!

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  7. Beautiful, I love the image!

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