Hi! I’m Niki, the lady behind cardstoq.com, and I’m thrilled to be sharing this card with you today. When I saw this lovely bold floral stamp set called Inked Flowers, I knew I wanted to try something a little different. Instead of the usual fall favorites or traditional floral colors, this is what I came up with!
Don’t those flowers just pop? I love ‘em!
To get this card started, I stamped my floral design with Versamark ink (don’t forget to prep your paper with an anti-static pouch before you start). Then, I heat embossed the pattern with clear embossing powder.
I also added a smaller image in between the florals, to close up any gaps and create a more cohesive design. To make them look as if they are behind the flowers, I used a piece of a Post-It® note to mask off the area I didn’t want to be stamped. Then, I embossed these images with clear embossing powder, too.
Now, the fun part! I started with gray ink and blended down from the top to almost the bottom, leaving the lower half of the card front white. Then, I used black ink and blended that down in the same direction, except this time, I stopped roughly around the halfway mark on the card.
After I cleaned up the embossing with a cloth, I used the Uppercase Alphabet Outline stamp set to heat emboss a sentiment flag for the lower right corner of the card. I cut the flag myself, but you can easily use your favorite flag die if you like. Then, I popped it on my card front with some foam squares.
I felt like the flower centers needed something special, too, so I rummaged through my sequins and gems and found these pretty frosted adhesive pearls. They were the perfect embellishment!
Here’s another look at the finished card.
Thank you so much for reading today. Be sure to come on back tomorrow for more fun with Brutus Monroe!