I've been working on a few mixed media projects behind the scenes. I love to add different textures with simple supplies I already have in my stash. Today's card is a reflection of where my creative mood has been lately.
This beautiful Lotus Flower by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was actually digitally stamped. (It is also available as a clear stamp and is currently on SALE here!) I printed the image on a laser printer and foiled it using a laminator with a beautiful Amber Watercolor Deco Foil transfer sheet. Once the image is foiled it will allow you to play with resist techniques since it works just as an embossing powder would. I went ahead and painted the flowers with Colorbox pigment inks, picking up the inks with a waterbrush. After the ink dried I added a few accents to the petals using Magenta and Pink Pan Pastel, applying it directly with my fingers. To soften and add a subtle shimmer to the images I applied a tad bit of Metallic Silver Pan Pastel too.
To make the flowers stand out I fussy cut them and adhered them to a very textured background. It may not show as much but there's a stenciled clear embossing paste pattern to which I added iredescent glitter. Additional textured on the corners of the card was created with drywall joint tape which I also colored with some Pan Pastel. I added depth to the background with a few splashes of Distress Ink Sprays. Finishing touches include foil washi tape and rhinestones from Eyelet Outlet, a die cut piece, ribbon and pape twine!
I hope you enjoyed today's post! This and many other sets including a background stamp I designed for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and on sale now (50% off)! Do stop by the shop and grab your favorites... Sale will be up while supplies last and these sets will be gone for good!
For more inspiration visit SNSS blog, where you'll find not only this card being featured today but also many, many more cards and bible journaling creative post by the design team (a super talented group of ladies)!
Thanks so much for stopping by. For more ideas on how to use foil on your cards check out my second post of the day here.