Crocus Card (for Creative Expressions)

Crocus CardIt’s another bleak day as I look out of the studio window, but I can inject a bit of late winter colour with another project based on Creative Expressions’ Winter Flowers stamp set.

You will need:
Creative Expressions Winter Flowers unmounted stamp set
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder: Ancient Copper Metallic
Cosmic Shimmer Misting Ink Spray: Sunflower/Meadow Lime/Soft Moss/Purple Violet
Cosmic Shimmer Mist: Pearl
That Special Touch Border Mask: Elegance
Foundations Card: Milk/Teal/Dark Roast Coffee/Coconut White
Ranger Perfect Medium: Clear
Ranger Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers

  1. Ink up the crocus stamp with Perfect Medium and stamp onto Coconut White card. Cover with Ancient Copper Metallic embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat set.
  2. Squirt one spray of each of the Misting Ink colours into a suitable container and use a water brush, or paintbrush to paint the ink into the embossed outline for a watercolour effect. Leave to dry.
  3. Cut out the flower once dry.
  4. For the border, cut a strip of Coconut White card just wider than the border mask. Use the Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on an applicator tool to press through the border mask. Dry with a heat tool before spritzing with Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Mist. Dry.
  5. Print the sentiment with Perfect Medium and emboss before.
  6. Mount onto a card as shown, using foam pads to raise the flower cluster.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Crocus Card (for Creative Expressions)

  1. This is a stunning technique, I always have problems with my heat embossing which can be quite irritating hugs from Sam.

  2. I love to see a crocus in the garden – a true sign of spring. Great card, clean and simple design. Pat x

  3. hey Neil, love colours on this card. for the border you could also use stencil brushes to get same effect ( for people who struggle with applicator tool). can also be sponged with a makeup sponge. embossing border first can also help to colour strip more easily. hope it’s ok to leave such comments. let me know if otherwise šŸ™‚ xx

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