Felicity

Today’s card looks like it was created with a background stamp, which is practically the case, but not quite. I used the new slapstick cling stamp, ‘Felicity’ and stamped it twice to more than fill a card front. The stamp is actually longer than my average card but a bit narrower. The organic arrangement of the flowers made it easy to stamp it twice and make it look like one big image. I stamped in versamark ink then embossed in silver powder on hot pressed watercolour paper. I taped it down then spritzed all over the panel with water. It wasn’t soaking wet but it was wet enough that the brusho I sprinkled on next started reacting straight away. I picked up some more brusho colours the other day to expand my collection and three out of four on this card are new to me. I sprinkled orange, sandstone and rose red over the flowers, spritzed again, tilted the panel to move the water and waited to see if I needed more. I did this a few times then switched over to sprinkling the olive green brusho over the rest of the panel. The olive green was more intense and the leaves on the panel are small so some areas got very dark, very quickly. I used a folded paper towel to remove liquid and colour where there was too much. I also tilted the panel so colour would flow down towards the closest embossed barrier which makes for nice dark contrasting areas next to some of the silver embossing.

I let the panel dry naturally then trimmed it and matted with orange cardstock. I cut a curved banner from the new set ‘birds & banners‘ and embossed one of the co-ordinating stamps from the ‘banner sentiments‘ set in silver. The die cut banner looks folded so I used a marker to add a little shadow to the areas which appear to be behind the main section. I cut the same banner from orange fun foam so I could pop my sentiment up on the floral panel.

When I looked up the name of this new stamp, I was delighted to see it is called ‘Felicity’. I have a dear cousin called Felicity who I haven’t seen in many long years but I have fond memories of. I am going to try hard to actually send a ‘felicity’ stamped card to her, maybe this one.

Supplies

Stamps: Felicity, banner sentiments (PB)
Dies: birds and banners (PB)
Inks: versamark
Papers: hot pressed watercolour
Paints: orange, sandstone, rose red, olive green brusho
Added extras: Zing silver embossing powder

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16 Comments on “Felicity”

  1. Shauna Todd says:

    Simply stunning! … as always!

  2. Liz in NH says:

    Wonderful with rich color. Looks like cloisonné. Thank you for sharing, once again, Heather.

  3. happycrafter says:

    beautiful card, love the colors you used and nice technique. Stop tempting me all the time with those beautiful brushos, I really don’t need more stuff in my craft room 🙂

    hugs from France

  4. creatingincolors says:

    This is beautiful! I love the colors you used… you are so good at getting the colors where you want them!

  5. Wow that is just gorgeous, I have done a little playing with my colorburst, would love to try something like this 🙂

  6. Anne Sweeney says:

    Wow Heather !! Beautiful !!!! I would love  to see a video, on how this color was laid down ! Amazing TFS .. Anne

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  7. Dee says:

    I love your work! This is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing what you do!!

  8. Clelie says:

    Oh…so beautiful! Did you work in small sections to manage the color placement and spread? I can’t ‘see’ how you kept the color in its ‘place’. 🙂 The richness is wonderful and love the shading for 3-D effect on the banner. As always…beautiful, clever, and inspiring! ♥

    • Heather says:

      I sprinkled just over the flowers first and let that colour spread and blend and soak in. When the colour doesn’t stay in its ‘place’ I can sometimes remove with a paper towel.
      Thanks for the lovely comment.

  9. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Wow. What an absolutely spectacular card. I would love a video, too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration.

  10. lollthompson says:

    This is amazing, Heather. Great job with Brushos. The colours mix beautifully and create a work-of-art in a card. xx

  11. Karen Jackson says:

    Another stunning card Heather. I love the silver embossing. What do you use to sprinkle your brusho Heather? I use either a cocktail stick, which is very slow going or a lolly stick which sometimes is too much. You appear to get it right each time. Fabulous Felicity. I think all of us who can’t get to your classes would appreciate a video masterclass. Thanks so much for sharing your work.

  12. Pat says:

    This is fabulous Heather and you have used just the right amount of water so that the colours move but not too much. The colours are gorgeous, so rich and beautiful and I love that banner for the sentiment. I have resisted buying Brushos because I don’t have the storage space for them but everytime I see them used I just long to give them a go as the colours are fantastic. x

  13. Lois says:

    Stunning!


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