I love the way this card turned out. It's hard to tell in the photo but all the ferns are different colours. I embossed them with Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Embossing Powders. They have a black base but as you move the card they turn a different colour. The left one is Lava Red, the middle one is Arctic Black and the right one is Lapis Black.
So, I started with the fern image which is from the Creative Expressions Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set. I stamped it using Perfect Medium and added one of the Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powders. I did this 3 times, using a different powder for each one. I cut them out using Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight and inked with Black Soot Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.
For the background, I randomly stamped the flower spray image from the Studio 490 Botanical Art stamp set using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. Then I randomly stamped the German script from the same stamp set using Black Soot. I did not mount the stamp on to a block but used it straight from my hand. I edged the background with Black Soot using Cut n Dry Foam.
I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Cobalt Archival. I did not emboss it. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags One inking through the die with Black Soot.
I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.
Thanks for stopping by.
Morning Julia, This is a truly beautiful card, it's gorgeous. I love the different coloured embossing powders you have used on the fern stamp, they show up beautifully in the photo, but I would love to see the difference in 'real life' I bet they are really striking. I adore the script you have used in the background with the grasses. Such a simple card, but so very effective. Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyDelete
Morning Julia, a simple style that is so effective. The different coloured embossing powders give it that wow factor and your background is stunning. I think you should be crowned queen of background designs! Beautiful card. Love Christine H xxReplyDelete
Oh Julia, what a beautiful card, I love the way you have stamped and embossed with the 3 different colours. Wish I had this stamp set...one day. BxReplyDelete
Morning Julia, I couldn't stop looking at this card, it really is beautiful and I really have to try these embossing powders! Carole Z XReplyDelete
Stunning card loved it when it was shown on C&C .MelanieReplyDelete
Lovely card Hels, saw it shown and c&c and liked it instantly xx hazelReplyDelete
Hi Julia , really love this card, it is right up my street, so to speak. Simply stunningReplyDelete
Hi Sorry Julia, popped off half way through and thought i was on Hels blog when i came back. gorgeous card Julia love it xx hazelReplyDelete
Beautiful card - love the ferns.ReplyDelete
A beautiful card, very striking!ReplyDelete
beautiful card the different imbossing colours show up quite good
but you know it must be shimmery love these powders and the background
great, one of your speciallities I think as you do them so well.
Fabby card Julia, I love this 490 stamp set and have used it rather a lot of late. I've also just got the Dandelion Wishes set which is really beautiful. I can't wait to get going with it.ReplyDelete
Hi Julia, stunning card, just perfect for this time of year and the run up to Christmas. Really like the different cours and embossingReplyDelete
Hi Julia, this is a gorgeous card....:)..xxReplyDelete
Morning Julia, this card is stunning, love everything about it, i have these embossing powders which are fab.ReplyDelete
Can i ask a question please. I put creative expression stamps onto umount and cut them out, but i nearly always end up with a line around the edge when i stamp, i cut them at an outward angle. Is it because im not cutting close enough to the stamp image or what?
Many thanks Emma
Yes, if you find you get lines around the edges, cut a little closer. I find this more of a problem with sentiments. Also, try not to press down so hard with your ink pad - lots of light tapping.
Hope that helps.
Thanks alot, definately think im not cutting close enough then, and will also try the light tapping.
Thank you so much
This is fabulous Julia what a super card you’ve made I love all the details on the main image what fab stampingReplyDelete
Well done Hugs Elaine
Hi julia love this card I especially like the background as I tend to make my own too as not too good at matching papers together!! Lol thanks love lesleyxxReplyDelete
Very elegant Julia, simple but stylishReplyDelete
Very pretty card Julia love it.ReplyDelete
Loving this Julia. I have been lusting after these embossing powders as they are so lush. Great background too. Hugs, Buttons xReplyDelete
This is lovely Julia - love the way you have stamped the background paper. The embossing powders are so pretty and make such a difference to one simple stamp. Really gorgeous colours as well.ReplyDelete
Hugs Sue P xx
I remember saying wow when I saw this card on C&C as the different coloured embossing powders really stood out. You have taken a very simple stamp and made it quite stunning.