Saturday, December 2, 2017

Bamboo Rose Thank You

I had wanted to make some thank you cards to use after Christmas but didn't want them to look too Christmasy so I used the Altenew Bamboo Rose stamp set rather than a poinsettia stamp but stuck with the red and green colors.

To make the background, I first stamped some kraft cardstock with the Impression Obsession Wooden Plank  background stamp and Adirondack Espresso ink.

I thought the roses would be difficult to color in once I embossed them (I didn't want to get ink on the embossing) so I first stamped them with Hero Arts Granite Shadow ink then colored them in with pencils.

The only way I could do this was with the use of my MISTI.

After the roses were all colored in, I inked up the stamps again but this time with VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed with white powder.  The words "thank you" are by Dee's Distinctively, IME-106.

I was inspired to make this card by Lin Brandyberry.  She uses these two stamps a lot in her exceptional work.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

1 comment:

  1. very cool wood background and love the flowers against it!