Thursday, May 22, 2014

Floral Flourish

This new rubber stamp set, Floral Flourish, from Sparkle N Sprinkle just screamed to be heat embossed.  So that's what I did :-).

I stamped the image with Adirondack ink (Meadow), quickly heat embossed it with Clear embossing powder (since it is a dye ink and dries faster than pigment inks), and colored it with Copic markers.  I actually stamped the image twice and fussy cut both out, so it would have a bit more dimension on the tag without adding any pop dots.

The background for the tag was created using another soon-to-be-released set from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Journal Mixed Media.  I stamped the journaling stamp multiple times (and in random directions) all over the tag and then heat set it with Clear embossing powder.  Next I dug out my rarely used Chiffon White pigment ink (by Color Box) and randomly stamped the second image (it sort of reminds me of fencing or chicken wire).

Before the pigment ink was dry, I sprinkled Starfire glitter over and it stuck (even when I brushed it with my fingertip).  Just to make sure the glitter stayed in place, I also sprayed the tag with a matte sealer.  This did darken the background kraft cardstock slightly.  But the good news is that the darker background does make the image pop off the tag even more.

The sentiment, also part of the Floral Flourishes set, was stamped onto a sentiment banner from Simon Says Stamp.  I added a bit more Starfire glitter around the edges of the banner using a Sakura glue pen.

Scroll down (or click here) to see the winners of the SNS May Release.  Nana Connie was the commenter who won from my blog.  :-) Congrats to all the winners.


Donna Ellis said...

Such a lovely tag, Anne! Having the rich brown background makes all the other colors appear to be jewels! Pretty! hugs, de

rachel said...

gorgeous tag Anne - brilliant background and a lovely fluorish - fabulous xx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful tag! Love the background and I always seeing the sparkle and shine on your creations.

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful tag and I love the background! The floral flourish is fabulous!
Linda xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Fantastic tag Anne! I love the background stamp too!
Dawn xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful and I love the touch of red!

nwilliams6 said...

I need to be looking for that mixed media set - I LOVE this background! What a fun tag Anne - you did a fab job on this. Hugz!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous tag!! The background looks amazing!! The floral flourish is so beautiful!! So pretty!!

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Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful image and I love the background...the image really pops against the darker colors in the background!!!!

NanaConnie said...

Great stamp, Anne! Love your coloring on it.