Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Using my Oriental Orchid Stamp Set

I have been on a bit of a watercolor kick lately.   My *new to me* Altenew Oriental Orchid stamp and die set was just screaming to be used.  I decided to make a set out of the various attempts to get it right.

I started with stamping and embossing with gold the stem and flowers.  I didn't do a stellar job of masking, thinking I could get by adjusting as I went.  I think these cards are passable, but will probably mask differently next time.  After completing all the embossing on watercolor paper, I painted the images using my Mission Gold watercolors.  Again, I think I could have used a more subtle technique, but I like the final result.

Some sequins, a watercolor frame cut with my stitched rectangle die and a white embossed sentiment on vellum and this card set is done.  I'm linking this card up to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge Simon Says Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday's Challenge Weeks 236-237: Anything Goes

Come join the fun!


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    1. Lin - I accidentally removed your comment. I truly appreciate the time and effort expended to brighten my day. Thank you!

  2. This is a lovely stamp and the colouring is lovely. Water colouring is so on trend and I love how this turned out. Elegant and chic!


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