Flower Power: Ink and Embossing Powder

If you have paid any attention to the meanderings and layouts featured on this blog its pretty obvious that I gravitate towards floral patterns. There is just something so beautiful and lovely about showcasing florals on layouts and crafts projects. Now, this could all be me over compensating for the fact that I have the worse green thumb imaginable. My only true gardening success was by happenstance and just plain ole dumb luck. One of my favorite design elements is to incorporate die cutting or stamping of flowers that mimic the floral patterned paper. Now, here is the caveat- I am no technique diva. So I am so happy that my embossing and inking florals turned out beautiful. The My Mind’s Eye Now and Then Collection had some serious gorgeous florals in my all time favorite color scheme of dusty pinks and teal.

So full frontal:


Cover 2


And a couple of detail shots to see the flower power up close and personal.  The MME Paper had these rose florals that I mimicked with an old die cut from Quickutz and these scribble stamp set from Papertrey ink. I stamped and embossed in white and then used the Tim Holtz Distress Inks to ink over the die cut circle and the embossed scribbles resisted the ink. With a light swipe with a baby wipe to take away any ink these florals came out a perfect match to the background floral paper. I did the same die cut, ink and emboss technique on the daisy and leaves. For the stem and berries, it was quick work to find a Silhouette cut mirrored the background paper with a little Wink of Stella glitter pen to give it that extra…umph!

Detail 1


Detail 2


Detail 3

I added the journaling behind the photo with a pull tab.

Journal 1



Title: This Moment. Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Calypso); Neenah Classic Crest (Natural White); Core’dinations (Crushed Olive). Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye- Now and Then Mildred (Hello Loved, Girls Garden, 6×6 paper pad), Collectable Remarkable (Day Daily), Collectable Unforgettable (6×6 paper pad), Necessities Teal (6×6 paper pad). Stamps: Freckled Fawn (June 2014 kit); Papertrey Ink (Scribble Circles, Leave it Be); Recollections (Heart Background); Technique Tuesday (Sentiment Tabs). Die Cut & Punches: Lifestyle Crafts (Hello. Goodbye.); Papertrey Ink (Leave it Be); Silhouette Design (12 Posies #39579, Branches and Berries #19185); Marvy Uchida (5/8 Heart punch); EK Success (Scalloped Scallop); Studio G (Mini heart punch). Embossing Folder: Stampin Up (Ampersand). Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye- Now and Then Mildred (Brads), The Sweetest Thing (Enamel Dots), Cut & Paste (Enamel Dots); Glitz- Love You Madly (Giant Rhinestones); Crate Paper- Flea Market (Frames); Studio Calico-Color Theory (Coral Bay letter stickers). Inks: Stampin Up (Pistachio Pudding, Blushing Bride, Pool Party); Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive); Versa Mark (Watermark).





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