I like to challenge myself into making my own background paper to coordinate with the stamps I want to use when making a card. So often I find that the patterned paper is often so busy, that it competes with the images I want to use. So, for this card I made my own background paper.
I started with a base paper of a light olive tone. I then stamped a small hibiscus from clear set CLR002A. I stamped flowers randomly with Versa Mark and white embossing powder. I then heat set. Next, I pulled out my watercolor set and painted the whole surface with a deeper olive paint. I painted randomly so it would look modeled. Then I painted the petals with a light shade of pink. Once dry, I went over the petals with a deeper shade of pink.
Next, I cut two panels one Olive one Burgandy that measure at 5.25 by 1". I then cut one CLD (B160 Queen Anne's Lace border) from a lighter Olive paper. I layered as shown and adhered the border to the back. Attach to card front once complete. Stamp Thinking of You (CLR002A) with black ink.
To create the Hibiscus and leaves cut one flower and three leaves out of olive card stock, using PPRS D002. Stamp flower and color the same way as the background. Stamp the three leaves with white pigment ink. Layer and adhere all as shown.
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