Hello again. I’m back today with one more card before the Clearly Besotted February 2015 release goes live tonight at 10pm BST. Today I’m featuring the amazing Sketched Blooms stamp set and it is beautiful. I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it and knew it was screaming to be watercoloured. This time I went with distress ink rather than water colour paints. I used Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry (I think they’re probably my two most used distress colours), dabbed them onto a craft sheet and then spritzed the ink with water. I stamped two large and one small flower in Versamark onto Tim Holtz water colour paper and then heat embossed them in white before die cutting them. I then coloured the flowers in quite loosley to give a pretty, delicate tint. I repeated this for the leaves using Peeled Paint distress ink. For my card base I wanted to have more than just a plain base so to echo the softness of the flowers I cut a panel out of an A2 Neenah white card base and “joined” the front of the card back together with a panel of thick vellum. By anchoring the flower cluster over the gap the card is given back it’s strength and so doesn’t collapse.
I stamped the Hello sentiment also from the set (LOVE that font) in Fog pigment ink from Avery Elle (such a gorgeous shade of grey). To finish the card I added a few splatters of Mister Huey Calico Shine and a few wee sequins (because … sequins).
Thanks for visiting – I really hope you’ve enjoyed this release and I can’t wait to see the cards around blogland once they start shipping. Don’t forget to check out Steph and the rest of the design team for lots more inspiration.