Hello! Today I have a pair of embossed wildflower cards to share with you. I really love silhouette stamps, because they are typically so easy to work with and give dramatic results in a short time. The Silhouette Grasses set by Sheena Douglass is a perfect example.
I started with brayered backgrounds (which is another tip if you need a quick but dramatic card). One I brayed in apricot and pink; the other in blue and greens on to a coated semi-gloss card stock..
Next I stamped the sentiments in black. I did the sentiments first; that way if they turned out crooked I didn't waste a lot of time!
Then, I shadow stamped the wildflowers - one in a pinkish-plum and the other in turquoise. When that dried (give a little extra time on coated card stock), I stamped the wildflowers a bit lower down with Versamark ink, and sprinkled with silver embossing powder. Use your heat tool to melt it. The shadow effect is an easy way to add depth.
I'll let you in on le booboo that I made. I accidentally sprinkled some gold powder on to the turquoise card. I decided I liked it and went with the flow. In fact if I did it again, I would be more liberal with an intentional mixed metal look!
I finished the cards simply with a black mat and then mounted them on to coordinating folded A2 card bases. Enjoy!