My first one features Altenew’s Hennah Elements again. I loved playing with this set.
I took the second thinnest line from Winnie & Walter’s Scenery: Stripes and stamped it in a dark blue dye ink. I stamped it again in VersaMark in the spaces next to the lines and heat embossed those in gold.
I stamped the flowers from Hennah Elements and heat embossed it in gold. I colored in the center petals with Chipped Sapphire distress marker to match the solid blue lines. I die cut the leaves in metallic gold without stamping the coordinating stamp on it. The sentiment was stamped using the same navy blue ink. I arranged the flowers and leaves to the right corner and added droplets of Irresistible Pico Embellisher in Gold.
I am trying to use my stamps as much as I can. It’s so easy to just keep buying stamps, but it makes no sense to only use them once or twice. So I continued to use Hennah Elements and wanted to try an in-laid die-cutting technique that everyone keeps talking about. Yes, I’m pretty late to doing my ‘homework.’
First, I used some micropore tape and taped down on two sides of size A2 white cardstock. I used Mama Elephant’s Stargazer and Dark Storm pigment inks and blended the colors together. This wasn’t really planned — I ended up picking random colors. I removed the tape when I had the space between the tapes all colored. I used the thinnest line from the Winnie & Walter set and stamped in VersaMark four times under the coloring and heat embossed them in gold.