beautiful white heat embossed orchid bouquet
When I saw the Orchid Rose Bouquet stamp set, firstly I knew I wanted to paint it and second, it was the perfect set for creating two cards from one painting.
I stamped the Orchid Rose Bouquet set in Versamark ink on a watercolour card I had pre-treated with an anti-static powder and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I loosely painted the flowers and the card around them with Daniel Smith paints before liberally splattering with white gouache.
Once dry, I die cut the piece twice with a Slimline Nested Rectangle die to create two panels. I also die cut two Slimline Scallop Frame dies from Ivory card. I cut and scored two card bases from Neenah Desert Storm card. I added the scallop frames to the two card bases with foam tape and then foam mounted the watercoloured panels on top.
For the sentiments, I stamped a couple of greetings from the XL Greeting Set in Versamark ink on Vellum I had pre-treated with anti-static powder. I white heat embossed the sentiments before die cutting with their matching dies. I added tiny pieces of foam tape behind the lettering and added the greetings to the cards. I finished with a sprinkling of pearls and sequins held in place with Gina K Connect glue.
sunflowers for peace
My thoughts are with the people of Ukraine and those in Russia who oppose the war. My heart was heavy as I saw the news and as my Instagram feed filled with sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine, I felt the urge to pick up my paints.
When you Google the meaning of sunflowers, you come up with
I have seen all of that during the last week. I hope love and peace win out. All people affected by war, I keep you in my thoughts.
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Debby, I’m sure it was you that first introduced me to water coloring an embossed image. Still a favorite with me – your cards are stunning, your sunflower divine!
Beautiful, as always. I have to say, that sunflower is stunning! The textures and colors are amazing!
Wow Debbie both are beautiful,however your sunflower is spectacular
Love both projects! You have a great eye for color and texture.
The orchid bouquet cards as well as your painting from the sunflower are stunning.
The light and airy watercoloured bouquets do me think of Spring.
I hope and pray also that love and peacy will win.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.
I love your dreamy images and this flower card truly inspires me to try to copy your style. Thanks so much for the inspiration.