The base panel of this card is stamped all over with the Tossed Florals stamp, using Versafine Onyx black ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock and colored with Arteza real brush markers and a water brush. Then for the focal image, I made a mask for the flower bunch, so that I could stamp the tea cup and saucer with a little bouquet perched on the rim.
I colored the teacup, saucer and flowers with all the same colors as I had used for the background panel and then shaded behind the cup and florals with some grey and beige colors of pen to give more depth. Once finished, I stamped the hello (from the Hello & Thanks stamp set) with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
For the next two cards, I continued to use the florals from the Hello & Thanks stamp set, this time pairing them with the Fierce and Fabulous stamp set. Only, I didn’t want the “fierce” and “amazing” part to be stamped, so I positioned the stamp on the MISTI door, covered with washi tape, the two words I didn’t want stamped, inked up the rest of the stamp, removed the washi tape and stamped down with the part I did want to see, the part that says “You are Fabulous”. It worked perfectly and I covered it with Gold embossing powder, to match the pair of floral images on either side of the word.
I die cut the stamped and painted image with a stitched rectangle die this time; one that is the same width as an A2 sized card. Then I matted it with pink card stock and adhered it to a patterned paper covered card base.
This card was stamped in the exact same configuration, thanks to the MISTI, (I wasn’t confident I would love the result of my ideas and wanted to make sure I had a back up card panel, just in case). I did use a slight variation in colors choices from the first card, and used some of the same colors for the background that I had used on the flowers and leaves. I die cut the stamped and painted piece with a larger stitched rectangle die and matted it with some coordinating patterned papers.