Big & Bold thank you cards

I’ve teamed up with the Foiled Fox again, as I love to do and I’m sharing two cards featuring the Colorado Stamp Company’s ‘daisy & dahlia’ stamp. I made a couple of cards last year with this stamp using a very different colour scheme.

On the card above I wanted to show you how much depth and variation you can get from single Karin brushmarkers. I was so happy to see the light and shadow I could achieve on each petal with one or two dabs of ink from the marker then blending with water. The blue flower on the right which is barely showing was coloured with a bold dark blue but as you can see it was possible to dilute it to a pale blue. I used the following Karin brushmarkers on the panel: black, henna, cool grey , rose wood, cyan, turquoise, royal blue.

It’s not easy to see but you might notice a white on white embossed image on the card base; it’s the same stamp providing a bit of texture. You can learn more about my process by visiting the Foiled Fox blog today

I kept some of the colours but went for a bolder look on my second card embossing the same large stamp in white on black cardstock. As you can see this stamp works as a coloured image and and a black and white image. White on red, red on white, blue on white, there are many colour combos which I’m sure would also look bright and beautiful.

Make sure you check out all the details on the Foiled Fox blog and take the time to check out Shauna’s stunning floral card from last Friday; it is a beauty.


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9 Comments on “Big & Bold thank you cards”

  1. Patricia Rowe says:

    Bold is right. This is stunning. I imagine it will brighten someone’s day. Your coloring is beautiful.

  2. Marilyn Fortin says:

    Hey Heather, love the cards! Will you be doing any online courses?

    • Heather says:

      Hi Marilyn,
      Nice to hear from you.
      I have two online classes available and they are both linked on the right hand side bar of my blog. One is WINTER WONDER and the other is COLOUR CLUES. Until the end of January you can use the code HTNY21 for a 25% discount when registering for COLOUR CLUES.

  3. that blue is so vibrant – love it!

  4. nancystiz says:

    WOW! Just WOW! Your blue one just popped off the screen with your incredible painting! And the white on black was brilliant too. I’d love to case this but no way could I do anything like this. These are just gorgeous.

  5. Pat says:

    Wow Heather, love the blue tones and grey leaves, and the white embossed on black really pops too. This is a gorgeous stamp and you have made two fabulous ‘thank you’ cards with it. x

  6. Leslie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I really love the blue one!

  7. Bonnie says:

    Pure gorgeous, Heather! Love, love, love these blue flowers and the varying shades you’ve created! I like the idea of embossing on colored card stock! Such a dramatic look!

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