Love this technique and did something similar back in 2010 and have only just used the last of that paper in the DTGD challenge.
I will also have saved some from this pressing as I use a sheet of watercolor paper on top as well as underneath. I get excellent imprints from both sides all be it slightly different.
The geraniums I use are hot pink but always come our this purple color. I am thrilled the leaves pressed as well as they did and there is even a slight hint of green, hence the reason for the Pear Pizzaz to try and bring that out more. I also stamped over the greeting a second time with Versa Mark and clear heat embossed to darken the greeting.
Earlier in the day I had been spring cleaning my wardrobe and draws and found some draw liners in a gift box I hadn't used tide up with this purple ribbon. I lined the draws then used the ribbon so a win win situation. lol
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 GMT Views: 811
Paper: Mont Mart Watercolor paper 300 gm rough tooth, SU Pear Pizzaz & Elegant Eggplant card stock.
Paper Size: Base = 12.5 cm x 18 cm
Ink: Versa Mark - Watermark. SU Pear Pizzaz
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot press, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stamp It clear embossing powder, organza ribbon (off a gift box), Geranium flower heads and some small leaves, X-Press It High Tack double sided tape.
Registered: October 11, 2006 Location: WI Posts: 818
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:58 AM
Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I believe it is the clearest pressed card I've ever seen! Love this color (even if it's not the color we see in the flower on the plant) and love the green you pulled out, too.
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 75342
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:30 AM
This turned out spectacularly, Marg. It is surprising the colors that come from the flora when it is pressed. You're so smart to make a larger piece so that you have some for future use. Love what you achieved here for your beautiful card.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 102570
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:23 AM
I used two sheets with the petals sandwiched between and it certainly did work well. It sounds as if you knew in advance exactly what colour you were going to get...a bonus. I'm intrigued as to how you did the sentiment as it appears to have some floral imprint; did you mask it off? I love the effect of the leaves, reminds me of developing photo negatives with my dad as a child, they're like an inverse colour.
Registered: September 3, 2007 Location: native Texan living in extreme N. GA Posts: 65285
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:44 AM
Gorgeous, Marg! Your geraniums came out perfectly! Mine were squished a bit too much & ran quite a bit..then they wouldn't release from the w/c paper. Even though mine are a bright fuchsia, they also turned purple. Yours is absolutely fabulous!
Registered: March 8, 2005 Location: Halfway between Dallas and Houston Posts: 17981
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 6:34 PM
Wow! I can sure tell that you had a plan when you started this. Unlike me, who just started smashing flowers! Your geraniums made absolutely gorgeous impressions. The other day I still had a couple of geranium blossoms but they were gone when I went to look for them today. Your card is just fantastic and well planned!