For the background I used Ranger alcohol inks Pitch Black and Purple Twilight and applied them with a felt pad and block then did the same with the blender solution keeping it mainly on the purple. I am very pleased with my end results!
The flower images are colored with Copic markers listed as used from the center out: RV29,25,23. I embossed the flowers by de-bossing with a very small metal ball stylus along all the lines then flipped it over and embossed using several different sizes of metal ball stylus and stayed away from the debossed lines. I use a folded paper towel for cushion. I then mounted them with foam pop dots and applied yellow Stickles to the stamens.
I roughed up the edges of the alcohol ink panel using thumbnail, straight pen and paper perforator and just worked at it until I was satisfied.
The Perfect Layers tools from Perfect Paper Crafting was used to cut the even borders. Use any brand craft knife or rotary cutter for cutting. A tutorial video can be found on the company site.
The insert was stamped the same as you see the envelope but colored in.
Images: Stampin Up Embrace Life
Paper: Remember When – black textured, unknown off white textured, Pantone – glossy, Beckett Expressions – flowers
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
Registered: October 29, 2004 Location: Coos Bay, Oregon Posts: 23398
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 @ 11:51 AM
Roxie, gorgeous purple background. What do you call that technique? I read your description, but not quite sure. Looks like a watercolor spritzing technique, but not quite the same. Very effective and made a beautiful background for your popped up flowers. Love the simple framing too. TFS