Hello friends. Today I’m bringing you some end of summer sushine in the form of sunflowers with The Cat’s Pajamas and the last week of our Embossing Challenge. I have two designs to show you, because once I got started I had another way I wanted to colour up these pretty flowers.
First off is the black embossed multi-coloured sunflowers.
Sketchy Flowers is one of my favourite new sets from The Cat’s Pajamas. It’s got so many pretty blooms in it, and it’s so versatile, because of it’s sketchy feel. I stamped all of these pretty sunflower and leaf outlines onto watercolour paper and heat embossed. This gives the watercolouring a bit of a “resist” for the water to move around.
I coloured up the blooms with my Inktense pencils, because I really wanted some nice deep pigment.
For the sentiment, I stamped and embossed some more of the flowers onto another piece of watercolour paper and then used my Hello There CutUps Die from TCP. All I did was trim off the “there” from the sentiment and then cut it again in Crafters Foam so that I could stack it up. I LOVE this crafters foam because one side of it is adhesive, so it works perfectly for little word dies.
For the next sunflower design I went with a more impressionistic design.
On this card I spritzed some watercolour paper, stamped the solid stamps for the sunflowers and leaves, then moved the ink a little with my water brush. After the whole panel was dry I embossed the gold outlines of the sunflowers on just a few of the flowers.
For the sentiment I used the Sending CutUps Die, and embossed it by squishing it in a VersaMark pad and adding gold embossing powder on top. I offset the Pool Party cardstock so that it would add a little colour behind the letters, and then added the Sunshine sentiment from TCP’s Sending You set. A couple of sequins and some gold twine finish it off.
There are lots of ways you can use embossing, so we hope you join us on the challenge as there’s only 1 week left!
Pop on by to see some more TCP Embossing inspiration here:
Christine Okken (you are here)
and Alma at the TCP Blog!