Orchids and Roses

It Must be Spring,
It’s Daylight Saving Time already!

There is very wet, drippy snow outside, so I decided not to go photograph today’s flowers to show you.  Instead, I thought I would post this photo of some of the orchids that share space with my stamping studio.
How is that for inspiration?!
I wanted to share a new card with you that we will be making in class in a couple weeks.  One of my customers recently bought the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set, and I told her I would include a project using the rose in my next class.  
I don’t care how many times I see the rose with this watercolor technique, I always love it.  Here the Shimmery White card stock on which the rose is embossed  is complemented by the embossed Rich Razzleberry that was first sprayed with a mist of White Shimmer Paint in alcohol.  Unfortunately the photo doesn’t show the shimmery bling, so you will have to use your imagination.  
In case you are wondering how to do the rose, it is stamped with Versamark on Shimmery White card stock and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  Then I sprayed it with water.  I dipped the Aquapainter in re-inkers and applied to the wet image.  Just a drop of color spreads through the water and fills each petal, but doesn’t cross the embossed lines.  The wetter the card stock, the more the color spreads.  Using two colors as you see here gives a very pretty effect.
The supplies:  
Designer Series Paper:  Shades of Spring
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Shimmery White, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry
Half-Pearl from the Pretties Kit
Scallop Trim Border and ScallopTrim Corner Punches
I hope spring is inspiring you today.  The equinox is only a week away.


Sage Kimble

 Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time!

Sage Kimble
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