Everything is Better with Flowersby Stephanie Low
Flowers are the Earth's Glitter
Don't you think?! They make everything better. I especially love drawing flowers and leaves and cute little stems of berries. They make me happy.
So Of Course I am going to use and reuse the Bella Flora stamp set!
I learned a lot from these projects (I will list those at the end) and I feel like even though I was experimenting through this entire set I still managed to get decent results.
As always I start with considering my color palette and paper selection. Once I do this then I start to visualize what type of project it will end up being. I knew I didn't want to just stamp the flowers and color them in, that is gorgeous but predictable. I wanted to do something SUBTLE with these little blooms. Why not GOLD on GOLD!? Nothing subtle about gold but I think embossing them in a similar color to the paper added a lot of texture and character to my project.
Not One, BUT Two!
I decided to keep playing and created this little shaker card. I tried something that didn't SUPER turn out that great but I learned from it so what can you do?! I used the stamp set packaging to create the shaker "envelope" and even stamped and embossed onto it before filling it with cute little shimmering confetti.
The heat embossing rumpled the thin plastic sheet a little but I don't hate it - it feels a little like lace so I ended up continuing with the project instead of tossing it.
I taped it off with some coordinating washi tape and kept it simple on a card front.
What Did I Learn?!
Bear in mind - these are things that I feel like professionals like YOU and Yours have already learned but I am learning still. Also - I Don't have the patience to go on YouTube and learn from those amazing professionals so I just wing it!
* Embossing one layer and then stamping and embossing a second layer ON TOP of the original layer will result in some over lap and blending of the two embossing colors. You will see the purple and the gold embossing on the first project had some cute little blending moments happening. I am not mad about it but some people may not love this in their projects.
* super thin plastic is a pain to work with but can potentially lead to some interesting effects and help you break out of the box. I like to use random materials all the time, and you ALWAYS have thin clear plastic sitting around from packaging so why not experiment? It was fun.
* I gotta learn the most effective way to do a shaker card because after stumbling through this one I want to do it again but cuter!
"Tis it folks, that's a wrap, adios, I'm done...
I learned a lot, had fun, and made something pretty. That's a good day!
Tell me what you thought though, because I will be offended if you came all this way and don't impart your kind (or mean, I won't judge) words and opinions!