I enjoyed creating the card I shared on my blog yesterday so much that I carried on playing with it yesterday. Eventually, I made today’s video showing how I did this technique. The first card I made yesterday was a test to see how this technique reacted to different coloured cardstock and ink. My first choice was to use Real Red with Crumb Cake. It worked really well but I was very surprised to see that some of the White Embossing became stained pink with the red ink!
I’ve always said that if I get in a mess with ink, it’s always a red one, so I shouldn’t be surprised. Initially, I added red rhinestones to the centre of the flowers and on the sentiment, but I decided I didn’t like them! I changed them over with small pearls which really improved the look of the card. As I was writing yesterday’s blog, I said I wondered what this card would look like if I put the design across the whole of the card rather than just down the left-hand side.
I decided there’s only one way to find out so I went for it! I love the finished card which I’d made using Sahara Sand and Purple Posy Cardstock (CS). It’s a great colour combo and I think the colours are so soft! At one stage I thought maybe the colours were too light, so I decided to darken them slightly for the video. I stayed with the Purple Posy CS but changed the Sahara Sand CS for Crumb Cake CS. To darken the flowers I coloured the images twice.
This certainly made the colours a fair bit darker but when I put them side by side I couldn’t decide which one I like best. I’ve now made up my mind! I definitely like the Sahara Sand card best of all. You may have noticed another small difference between the two cards?? I used the small single rose image from the Lasting a Lifetime Stamp Set on the sentiment of the Sahara Sand, and the blossom bud, from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set, on the Crumb Cake card.
There is no doubt in my mind at all that the two roses look heaps better than the blossom buds. Don’t you agree? I hope you like this technique as much as I do. I shall certainly be looking at other stamp sets to see how else I’ll be able to use this technique, and with which stamp sets. I think that’s about it from me today. I hope you have a very blessed Sunday.