These cards might look like I spent all day painting and working with alcohol inks... but thanks to Nicole Wright... I didn't!
I used the following sheet of paper from Nicole's Media Assemblage paper collection, to create focal points for all four of my cards.
Nicole describes this paper as being made for layering on extra paint and mixed media elements, so I started by splashing my card pieces with a little bit of gesso. *hint... the packing box that Wild Whisper's paper comes in is perfect for small jobs like this!
This first card I created by heat embossing Nicole's beautiful Botanic stamp set with clear embossing powder. (I meant to use white!) Once I realized I had used clear, I needed to think of a way to bring out the flowers on the stamp. I took a white chalk marker I had on hand and coloured the parts of the flower, and then I went over it again with the same marker, using a dabbing motion to get the "dotted look". It turned out to be one of those "happy accidents" because I really liked the effect when it was done! The front panel is popped up to give it some depth.
This second card is clean and simple. I accented it with Strength of the Season sequins and some pretty purple foil mirror card that I had on hand.
Isn't this paper pretty! It stands on its own with barely any embellishing. (Of course more sequins from Strenth of the Season did add some sparkle!)
This following card, made use of some flower bits I had left over from this project.
These cards are all 4.25"x5.5", so they didn't use up much of the patterned paper. I still have lots left to make more cards... maybe you'll see that white embossed one yet! ;)
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That is really very effective Linda! I actually thought you had used alcohol inks – beautiful cards! ~Elle xx