Thursday, March 19, 2015

IO Challenge- Happy Flowers

Hi everyone!  Has anyone seen flowers yet this Spring?  I am still experiencing all my flowers in greeting card format so, but I am hoping to see some blooms soon!

To make this card, I used a faus batik technique where I embossed the hydrangea on mulberry paper with clear powder.  I then sprayed the paper with purple inks and removed the embossing powder with a hot iron.  When I put white paper behind the mulberry paper, it really made the flowers pop.  To finish the card, I added a saying onto a die cut banner.

Items used:
Lg Solid Hydrangea Stem F8370
Banners and Tails Die DIE123-P
Warm and Fuzzies Sentiments CL492

Here is a close up of the floral card:

Need more floral inspiration?  Check out the work by the other designers:

On another note, if you are a fan of Impression Obsession, I am starting a new monthly Cover a Card Mini class at Angela's Happy Stamper in Herndon, VA.  Each month will be a different technique, and we will make one full card as well as two backgrounds using the same coloring technique.   The first class is this Saturday, March 21 from 5- 6:30pm. 

The first Cover a Card technique we will be covering is embossing.  Pretty much everyone knows how to emboss, but I will have tips and ideas of different ways to incorporate embossing powders with Cover a Card backgrounds.  This is the card we will be making:

Hope to see you then!


Carol Dee said...

OMG those batik flowers are stunning. Thank you for flower today as my yard is lacking flowers too.

Pattie J. said...

this image is so soft you want to touch the beauty of them, and smell their fragrance. Beautiful

SherylH said...

Even though I am not a purple fan, I love this card! I should dig through my stash to find some mulberry paper -- it gives such a different look to faux batik. Wish I was near you as I would really enjoy some classes using the Cover-A-Card images.

Sonia said...

I remember taking a mulberry paper batik class you taught at Angela's - still one of my all-time favorites! Gorgeous cards!