All this week, the Penny Black Design Team is showcasing the background stamps from the last release, Bloom.
Today, I thought I’d share a card using the die, Petals (51-042), as my background. Instead of using it as a die, I thought I’d emboss it for my card.
Using a die to emboss is very simple. These large dies are great to use for this technique. With my Big Shot, I made sure my multipurpose platform was on Tab 1. I then laid my die over my cardstock as usual. But I had a embossing pad under my paper as well as a embossing pad over the die. I used my die cut machine as usual. To add a change to a basic white background, I sprayed 2 shades or red dye ink as well as a gold spray. Once colored, I fussy cut the image.
I also wanted to include one of the sunflower images from Sunny Hello (30-230). They are just gorgeous and the one where the flower seems to be opening up to the sun is stunning. Love all the petals just going every which way. I decided to emboss this image on Bristol paper with white EP and watercolor image. I just bought the Koi watercolor palette and decided to use that. For shadow, I usded my Inktense pencils. I lifted the color off directly from the pencils.
I then assembled the card. I decided to put the flower on a angle to reflect that it’s leaning towards the sun. I added a bit of bakers twine and added a sentiment from Special Wishes (30-229) on one of the dies from Tagged (51-007). Sequins were added to complete the card.
I’m sharing the day with Jill. I hope you get to check out her stunning work as well!