I love trying to find new ways to use my stamps so today's card is a result of that. I took out my Hero Arts Flourish Pine S5247 and thought about how I could spice it up a little.
This is what the stamp looks like:
In the past when I've used this stamp, I would heat emboss the entire stamp with some embossing powder and leave it at that. This time I took the rubber stamp off it's wooden block and attached it to my MISTI. This allowed me to heat emboss part and color the rest with markers. I colored the pine branches with a Peeled Paint distress marker and the berries with a Festive Berries marker.
Next, I left the stamp on my MISTI and used a VersaMark embossing ink pen to color over the flourishes and other dots, stamped it on the cardstock, then poured on some gold embossing powder. I was surprised how well it all came out after heat embossing the gold powder on all those tiny dots.
The VersaMark pen has two tips: one for fine detail and the other that is similar to the tip on the distress ink pens.
After mounting the stamped image on some green burlap, I assembled a poinsettia by Impression Obsession (DIES 322 and 323) cut out of red foiled cardstock by DCWV.
I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge: Anything Goes.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann