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Hello all!

We arrived the midway point of The Flower Challenge #10! And It’s time for a reminder card! 


One of the things that I can do with a flower stamp and heat embossing is alcohol ink coloring :)! The Ton has five big peony stamps with relatively big petals. It is an ideal condition for some alcohol ink coloring!!! This stamp is called Large Peony 5.

I gold heat embossed the peony and the leaves (one from Large Peony 4 as well) on glossy cardstock and started to color them by dripping the alcohol inks on the image. I used Wild Plum, Raspberry, Flamingo and Shell pink for the peony flower and Patina, Limeade and Botanical for the leaves. I die cut them all with coordinating dies and set them aside to make the background panel.

The background panel was created using a technique I’ve learned from our team mate Karen. She can make the most fabulous backgrounds. And this is one of the techniques she shares on her blog : swiping the colors using a credit card.
I rubbed oxide inks (Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, Broken China and Iced Spruce) on a acetate sheet, spritzed with clear water, dipped the edge of an old credit card into the ink and dragged it across the white panel. I then applied some gold watercolor on the edge of the credit card and made the golden lines onto the panel. I then cut out the rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies from the panel and blended Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet on the frame to make it little bit darker. The frame was foam mounted and the rest of the panel was glued flat on the card base. I then arranged the peony flower and leaves and mounted them. The sentiment from Penned Sentiments in Noir was stamped on the banner from Basic Banners set which was gold heat embossed and cut using coordinating die. I blended a little bit of Worn Lipstick on the banner and added gray shade using Copic C1,3,5, and then foam mounted the banner onto the card. Some clear Dew Drops were my finishing touch!

I was surprised how easy to achieve this gorgeous effect on the background! Big thanks to Karen :)!!!

Thank you so much for looking my card today! Hope I could inspire you to play along at The Flower Challenge! Please stop by The Flower Challenge blog to see the creations by my amazing and lovely team mates!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Post Author: TaeEun Yoo

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