Playing along with Winnie & Walter featuring Essentials by Ellen again for the Day 3 challenge - Backgrounds.
Here is my card that I made for a dear friend that will be retiring from a 37 year "stint" at a National airline. Her name is Margaret and I wanted to create my background with Julie's organic feel daisy (for the french Marguerite) floral from Bohemian Garden and I paired a leaf from Winnie & Walter's
Anna's Flora set.
I started by blending some Salty Ocean distress ink onto a bristol card and then sprayed with water and blotted up some of the water droplets. When completely dried, I stamped the daisy in Versamark ink and white heat embossed, then the same with the leaf shape. I had seen Jennifer McGuire's video with removing DI's from a stamped floral (Julie's Mondo Hydrangea) and immediately fell in love with this technique and have finally been able to give this a try. I was not sure it would work on bristol card, but it did! Probably not as well as it would on W/C card, but it was a great experiment!
For the sentiment, I white heat embossed three words from the
W&W set "The Big, the Bold and the Happy". So many great words in the set to create for different occasions! As an afterthought, I repeated the spongeing and heat embossing and ink lifting on a scrap of bristol and created two more leaves to flank the sentiment.
Thanks for peeking in and have a great day!