Flirty Flamingo with Delicate Dahlias
Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart 2021-2022 Colour Creations Blog Hop.
I started by creating a water colour background using Flirty Flamingo, Cherry Cobbler and a little Gray Granite Classic Stampin' ink on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. I used a wet on wet water colour technique and rather than leaving the edges in white I very lightly took Flirty Flamingo to the edges. When it was almost dry I ran the coloured panel through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.
The dahlia flowers from the gorgeous Delicate Dahlias stamp set were stamped in Versamark Ink on to Basic White Card-stock and heat embossed with Gold Metallic Emboss Powder and a Heat Gun. I specifically chose these gorgeous Dahlias for this project as you are able to acquire this stamp set for free with the purchase of $180 worth of Stampin' Up! products during Sale-a-bration. This offer finishes in a little over a week so if you are wanting this stamp set - time is running out.
Some of the Flirty Flamingo Metallic Ribbon was folded in half and added across the centre of the card. A sentiment from the same stamp set was gold heat embossed on Basic White card-stock. Trimmed and then mounted on a slightly larger off-cut of Flirty Flamingo card-stock. This label was positioned with Dimensionals. A piece of the Gold Trim from the Simply Elegant Trim pack was tied in a bow around the folded end of the ribbon and some clear Wonderful Gems added for that finishing touch.
The card inner was decorated with an off-cut of the water-coloured & embossed panel and fine strips of Gold Brushed Metallic paper and Flirty Flamingo card-stock. I had 2 little flowers remaining that weren't needed for the front design so they were perfect to add inside the card. I ran out of time to decorate a C6 Basic White envelope so that will be a task for another day.
I love playing with water-colour and embossing in its various forms. While I loved creating this to share, I'm not 100% sold on the final effect. Do you have some ideas of what I could do to give it a little more oomph?
There is more Flirty Flamingo creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of the lovely, Christine Blain. As always, I am looking forward to checking out Christine's creation and everyone else's. I do love seeing everyones' projects - so many ideas and such great creations
Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Garden Green; and don't forget the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop goes live every Monday evening at 8pm AEST until mid-December.