If you notice - or I should point out - well maybe you're new here, but it seems that I have a "problem" adding sentiments to the front of cards. Well, not a problem exactly, I guess I have a block about it. I will try in the future to be more "openly sentimental" - but don't hold me to it!!!!
OMG, why is this so big - I took this close up to try to show you that I rolled the edges of the flower in Elegant Eggplant and then gave the whole flower a coating of CE to make it pop a little more. That brad is purple not pink BTW.
Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Fabulous Flowers
Paper: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, VersaMark
Accessories: Brayer, Clear EP, Round Ice Brad, 5/8 Cert. Celery grosgrain, 1/4" Elegant Eggplant grosgrain, CE
There are only 3 colors used on this card (not counting the white background). You will notice that there are many different variations of the colors. This has to do with what is used to stamp them with and what is used to stamp them on. For instance, the flower embellishment is stamped in ink the same color as the paper which gives it a deeper hue. The leaves on the flower are colored with marker over paper the same color, giving it more variation (or a subtle attempt at texture). The little spider-like flowers that you see in the white areas are stamped both full strength and stamped off once - giving it the appearance of more tones of the same color.
The technique used on this card is called Emerging Color. The white paper is stamped with the colorful flower images first. Then dusted with the embossing buddy. The large blossom is then stamped in VersaMark over the colored flowers and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then you need to use your brayer and the darkest color to roll over the whole thing. Wipe away the excess ink off of the embossed image and this is what you get. You can find a great tutorial here on Splitcoast.