Monday, 18 June 2018

Blossom Branch

I have couple of cards using my Penny Black 'Blossom Branch' stamp...I love this stamp, and am enjoying trying out lots of different techniques with it. This time, I stamped the image using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I then stamped a sentiment (from the 'Fabulous Birthday' set by Hero Arts) in black ink, then heat embossed that using clear embossing powder. I made a couple of identical panels, and blended different combinations of Distress Inks over the top of the embossing on each, before distressing the edges a little, and adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


I went for pastel shades on one of the cards using the colours Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw & Bundled Sage.


And gave the other a more tropical feel using Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean & Peacock Feathers.


Challenges for these cards:


10 comments:

Marie B. said...

Hi Helen, I saw these cards in a challenge I entered, and popped over to read about them. They are GORGEOUS!! :)

Liz said...

Love these cards, Helen. The effect of the white embossing is beautiful. xx

brenda said...

Great resist stamping Helen and looks good in both colourways, thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations June challenges.

B x

Viv's Visuals said...

Loving both these colour combos Helen and your emboss resist is fab! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

Kathy Barnett said...

Your card is very pretty and you did a great job. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges} Hugs, Kathy

Ine Creaine said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Angela Radford said...

Great way to include the embossing and love the colours used. Thanks for joining in over at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

Sally H said...

two beautiful creations! I love them! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!

Lin said...

Two beautiful cards, but as I am a sucker for mauves and turquoises combined that's my favourite!

Thank you so much for sharing in our 'wet or dry embossing' challenge.

Lin
Crafty Cardmakers

Denise Goeldner said...

Lovely embossed cards, love the PB stamps. Wonderful layout. Thanks for entering Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you again.
Denise (Owner of LPOCF)