I wish the photo showed how gold the background turned out and how shiny the roses are. Background is white layering weight cs stamped with versamark then heat set with clear. Added gold watercolor with my finger to get it on thick enough. After dry, die cut with dotted rectangle. Roses were stamped, die cut then colored with copics. Molded slightly then coated with clear gesso to help hold shape. Glued to background then coated with clear glossy accents. Tag was die cut then sponged with light pink and stamped in black. All is layered on light pink cs.
This is for a girlfriend in Florida. Started with the idea from Spitcoasters to divide the background. They wanted us to use background stamps but I only have one, so I used stencils. Sponged on part with three shades of green. Then switched sides with different stencil and used the same three colors. Stamped focal image and sentiment. Paper pierced the flamingo with the same color of pink as the base cs. Shaded it some with soft gray and white gel pen. Sponged yellow for contrast. The base cs was dry embossed with same stencil as left side and then swiped with next shade darker pink. Added double sided tape with micro glitter on sides. What, a green zebra?
The light blue was a leftover from a failed attempt at a new technique (color burst on paper, rub your stamp in it, then stamp and spray). I sprayed the leftover paper and liked it so much better than the stamped idea. Added the sponged navy to the bottom and the stars were cut on the Silhouette. The brads are the stair centers manipulated to domes and centers filled with molding paste. Once dry, glued down added clear glossy accents. Sentiments made and cut on the Silhouette.
Here is the link to the free star svg: Angelika Silhouette
The jumping off point was the background paper. I had made this with embossing folder and color bursts quite some time ago. The swirls reminded me of waves so I decided to add the spray in the form of a rain drop stencil with glossy white embossing gel. Once dry I cut out the center, swiped the insert with light blue ink pad. Added navy frame then the center glued back in. Sentiment cut twice on Silhouette in white. Colored one in navy with Copic then layered the white on top. Added bling to corners of frame and colored the background from the back with the copic navy right along the edge for a slight frame. Mounted all on white cs base.
Tip: When adding color to the edge of something, be sure to color from the back. This is because if you slip and the ink goes scooting across the paper, at least it is on the back.
There was a strip of leftover clear film after I laminated some travel tags. Heat set daffodils in white then stamped in black on red gingham and fussy cut flowers. Sponged clouds and hill on white cs then added film by only placing glue under flowers. Added sentiment tag that is popped up.