It is my turn for a bonus project over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today and I want to share all the details with you here. I remain obsessed with the quilled designs in the Beautiful Spring stamp set and I wanted to focus on the flower today.
The art work on this series of stamps (Beautiful Swirls) is really stunning and I thought that stamping on vellum might be a great way to show off the art within the images. I stamped in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I colored on the back side of the image using Copic markers. It is hard to capture on camera but in person you can see the shading on the flower and leaves a bit more. The coordinating dies make quick work of cutting this out and all I had to do next was figure out how to show off the flower! I first tried it against white (and I’ll admit, it is really pretty) but I wanted something a bit bolder. So I pulled this gold tag from my stash and I knew I was moving in the right direction. I chose a sentiment from Happy Little Thoughts. Apparently this is becoming one of my go-to sentiments! Love that whole set! I chose this patterned paper from Stampin’ Up and added some colored rhinestones to coordinate with the red flower.
I hope you are having a fabulous week so far. I have been working busily on the March release that is coming up next week for Newton’s Nook Designs. Oh, you are going to be in love! Suffice it to say I have made multiple cards already for some of the sets because I keep getting distracted with them! Maybe today will be the day I stay on track…..or not! Either way, I can’t wait to share with you! Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches. Thanks so much for stopping in. See you soon!
Stamps: Beautiful Spring (Newton’s Nook), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook); Ink: Versamark, Copic Markers; Paper: White Vellum (SU), Thick Whisper White (SU), Pop of Pink DSP (SU); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Beautiful Spring Dies, Basic Rhinestones (SU), Basic Black Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals, Gold Tag, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder