Thank you Loll for all your time and expertise. I am totally thrilled with the results and I can't thank you enough! I made the card below with Loll in mind.
I used this Violets stamp by Sheena Douglass from her Floral Fantasy range, and in fact I don't think I have used this stamp here on the blog before, so this is by way of being a NBUS (never before used schtuff). I bought a whole set of her stamps but for some reason this one has never had an outing.
I found a snippet of smooth white card and stamped and embossed the image using Versamark ink and WOW Opaque White Embossing Powder. I then coloured with inks using a waterbrush. I used Adirondack inks in Eggplant, Sunshine Yellow, Lettuce and Bottle, and Distress inks in Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac, Mowed Lawn and Walnut Stain.
I decided to cut a strip off the side of the stamped topper cutting round one of the flowers and a leaf which is now hidden under the vellum, and used a snippet of dark green down the side which stands out nicely against the white embossing and the white background card. I found a piece of white vellum to place across the front of the card with the sentiment repeated across it which has been stamped and heat embossed with the White EP, although in the photo the vellum doesn't look that white. I used a Lawn Fawn set of Stitched Scallop Borders, the smallest one of the three, and die cut it on both edges. I cut it a little longer than I needed so I could wrap it round the back before adhering it to the card. I then highlighted each of the scallops with an embossed dot using a fairly large ball tool and a parchment embossing mat, and then added Mowed Lawn Distress ink to the edges.
It's great having this new look now as next month the blog will be three years old and it can be a double celebration, an anniversary and a fabulous newly designed blog.
Thank you again Loll.
Thanks for dropping by and see you soon.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 243 where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - It's Hip To Be Square.
WOW Embossing Powder August Challenge - Flowers.