Since pigment inks are perfecty for embossing, I knew I wanted to emboss, but wasn't sure how it would look with this stamp. So, I played, a lot. After a few practice pieces, I decided to go for it and make a card.
I created the background onto a piece of pink card stock by brushing some distress ink abandoned coral and worn lipstick onto the pink panel, concentrating color at the bottom, and fading it as I moved up the card. I used my Clarity brush to apply the ink.
Next, using the same colors of distress ink, I stamped the Penny Black Letter Background 1999L and Swirl Border 1969B intermittently onto the panel. I dried this with my heat tool before moving on to the next step.
For the image, I used the Penny Black stamp The Unfolding 40-450. I love, love, love this stamp! I placed the stamp and panel into my Misty, and inked the petals with ColorBox cat's eye shaped pigment inks in coral, pink, rose coral, chianti, and merlot. I inked the entire petals with the lighter colors, directly from the ink pads. I wiped off the areas where I wanted the deeper colors with a Q-tip, and used the edge of the ink pad to apply the darker colors to the areas I wanted it darker. I brushed some of the deeper color further into the petal, using very light pressure, to create a blended look. I did the same for the stems and leaves, using moss green, olive, and chestnut inks. I was going for a watercolor look, but using only pigment inks directly onto the stamp.
Since pigment ink does not dry quickly, I had time to create my scene and get all the stamping done before embossing. Then I embossed it with clear embossing powder. I wish you could see this in real life....the embossed shine and dimension really creates a dramatic look. I had some pieces from my practice session, so I fussy-cut one of the flowers and buds and attached it at the top right of the panel with foam tape.
I added some spatters by adding water to some of the pigment inks that I had rubbed onto my craft mat, and flicked it off a paint brush, and added the stamens with a fine tip Sharpie marker.
Here is a close-up so you can see the shine from the embossing, which really does not show up in the picture....
|The color is a little more true in this picture than the first one.|
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