No tricks from me, just 2 cards to show you, both featuring the Awesome Orchids clear stamps and the same vintage inspired colour combos, but with different results.
On the first card, I'm using the orchids to create a background that really stands out. With the partial retiform technique in mind, I masked off segment on a piece of alcohol marker friendly paper with post-its and inked the edges of each segment separately with TH Tea Dye Distress Ink. Then I stamped the orchids in each segment, but making sure there are no overlapping into the neighbouring segments. You will need more post-its to mask the areas. Then I coloured the images with Graph'It alcohol markers.
The greeting is from Birthday Words, stamped with VersaFine Imperial Purple and I finished the card with a couple of Pretty Pink Posh Lemon Merengue sequins.
Here's a closer look at the inked segments. They look like bits of patterned paper, cut into random pieces and put together - but it's all done on one piece of card stock.
Here's another look at the flowers. They are gorgeous. By masking off the segments before stamping, the images don't overlap. The result is a clean and crisp segmented look.
For my second card, I started by dry embossing plain white card stock with WRMK Whimsy embossing folder and inking the background with TH Tea Dye Distress Ink. Then I stamped, coloured and fussy cut several of the flower heads and leaves from the Awesome Orchids set.
I wanted to fill the card base with random clusters of the orchids and that meant some snipping, pruning and training to get the orchids to grow as shown below! :)
The greeting from Loving Sentiments, heat embossed with WOW Ebony embossing powder on vellum, is a great way to obscure the "modifications" while still allowing the artwork of the stamps to come through.
Here's a closer look at the card. Those orchids are so delicate against the trellis background.
There you have it - 2 cards that started off with plain white card stock! Feels good to fill it with colour. I am so NOT a CAS girl! :)
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Thank you so much for stopping by today. We're so close to Easter... and I so want to be excited. But with Rosie being so ill, I'm just not in the mood, you know... and for not lack of trying. It's hard ... harder these days. Anyway, we soldier on, regardless. Have a beautiful Wednesday, friends!