Sunday 14 April 2024

Sketched Flowers

Today's card features my lovely 'Sketched Flowers' stamp by Simon Says Stamp. I stamped it a couple of times on to a piece of watercolour paper, along with one of the sentiments from the set, using Versamark ink, then heat embossed it using 'Metallic Gold Rich' embossing powder from WOW. I watercoloured the flowers using Distress Inks (Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn & Peeled Paint), then splattered some gold Cosmic Shimmers mica pigment mixed with water over the top. I used my Cuttlebug 'Olivia' die to cut the '80' from some snippets of gold mirror card then added those to the card front. I matted the panel on to some more gold mirror card, distressing all of the edges a little, before adding it to a cream card blank.

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  1. It's beautiful. what a gorgeous stamp and it looks wonderful gold embossed. your water colouring has really brought it to life too. Thanks for sharing it with us at we love stamping this month and for following the theme xx

  2. Beautifully done Helen, the gold EP adds such a pretty finish, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sesations and We Love Stamping challenges.

    B x

  3. WOW - that’s a really vibrant and beautiful card. Love the heat embossed and water coloured flowers. A gorgeous card for a special birthday.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. X

  4. Wow! This is gorgeous. Maybe I need that Emb powder!

  5. Beautiful card, love the soft colours. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations. anesha x

  6. Stunning card Helen! LOVE the gold embossing and your colouring is exquisite. A perfect card for a special Birthday - all the touches of gold really make this card sing!

    Di xx

  7. Great bouquets of flowers and a really great layout. Great bouquets of flowers and a really great layout. Wonderful watercolor painting. I love the gold embossing and the fabulous, coordinated colors. The big 80 in the middle of your beautiful birthday card really looks so magnificent.
    Thank you for taking part in the latest Everybody Art Challenge.
    Hugs, Uschi

  8. Love this floral stamp embossed gold and the gorgeous watercolour look of the colouring … really beautiful xx

  9. Oh Helen, this is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  10. This is gorgeous, I love the gold embossing with the beautiful bright colours and design. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at We Love Stamping. Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  11. What a beautiful Birthday card, stunning!

  12. Your flowers are beautifully painted. This card is so pretty. Kate P.

  13. So wonderful card.
    Thanks for sharing at We Love Stamping;-))m


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x