Yay! So excited for the new Stretch Your Stamps, 2 class. I'm also excited for my friend, Carla Laureano, whose debut novel, Five Days in Skye, won the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Fiction at the recent Romance Writers of America convention. I wanted to send her a card to celebrate.
The background is a long-ago retired CTMH stamp called Chinese Tulip. My plan was to emboss in clear, watercolor, then iron away the embossing powder. Then I looked at the stamp again and thought, "Why not emboss in black to match the way the image appears?" So I did.
Now, I must be honest and tell you that I did this on watercolor paper and could not get a solid background image, so I went over it with a black Copic marker at the end. If I wanted to make a bunch of these, I would invest in the Tim Holtz watercolor paper that has both a smooth and rough side (and use the smooth, of course).
The sentiment is also a retired CTMH stamp embossed in black on vellum and then wrapped around my 4x5.5" colored panel and secured with tape. I mounted the top panel on foam mounting tape to add a little dimension (which is also why it looks like the left side of the car has more of an edge than the right, but they're even...honest, they are!)
Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.
Until next time,