Hello everyone!! It's Nichol here!! Today I'm creating a striking background with the new Enveloper Little Birdie Stamp Set flower border images and water colors. I stamped one of the borders along both sides of a Bristol smooth cardstock background using Versamark Ink and heat embossed the images with white embossing powder. I watercolored the images with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors, giving the images rich color and then added a light aqua watercolor wash to the background to really make the flower borders pop! To keep the emphasis on the gorgeous florals, I stamped a greeting from the Enveloper Choice Stamp Set on vellum, heat embossing with white embossing powder and wrapped the vellum around the panel. I love being able to still see the pretty background through the vellum greeting strip! This technique is so fun that I created an additional card only using one border and watercoloring over the embossed greeting for a horizontal landscape design.
[In the Details] Creating a Striking Background by Nichol Spohr