Mixed Media background card with lots of embossing: embossing paste dots sanded back to white after applying gelato colour, sprays and stamped stripes, embossed label tape and white heat embossed then watercoloured images. I chose the background colours from the Card Concept's inspiration photo and sanded the embossing paste back to white as a nod to the vase in the photo. But how did I go from flowers to postbox, I hear you ask! When your thinking of someone you might send flowers, but mostly you'll send a note through the post (or email through the internet) and as our postboxes are green and all spring like it was settled!
I've used the CAS(E) this sketch but, as the card involved lots of steps, fussy cutting and messing about with gelatos and sprays, it doesn't fall under their CAS theme. It does contain dots, stripes and lovely Lawn Fawn images so perfect for the Lawnscaping Challenge and three types of embossing for Virginia's View Embossing Challenge which is one year old this month. Embossing was one of the first techniques I tried as a cardmaker and I still love it in all its forms.
Media: Distress markers, pigment ink, gelatos, Memento marker, sprays; cardstock, watercolour card; embossing paste, embossing powder, Stickles, glimmer mist, wink of stella, staples, wooden peg, label tape, thread, glass beads & sandpaper.
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Polka Dot Party Stencil, Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil
Ink: Memento London Fog, Versamark
Paper: Watercolour & Grey Card from stash
Colouring: Momento Tuxedo Black marker, Gelato- Aqua Dolce, Butter Cream, Banana, Guava, Bubble Gum, Lavender, Squid Ink, Distress Markers- Mowed Lawn, Old Paper.
Highlights: Stickles, wink of stella, seed beads, white & pearlescent embossing paste, Heidi Swapp Gold, dylusions white linen ink spray, glimmer mist, embossed label, gold thread, wooden peg, staples.
Anyone following me on Instagram will recognise the postbox. I originally coloured this as part of Kathy Racoosin's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Colouring Challenge. It's lovely to see the coloured image on a card!