I used the small solid silhouette floral stamps from the Design-A-Tree Spinney stamp set from Chocolate Baroque to create this Buddleia.
- Design-A-Tree Spinney stamp set
- 8 inch square white card blank, 7 inch square purple card with white core, approx 5.5 inch square white stamping card
- Trellis embossing folder (Tattered Lace – Chains)
- Alcohol marker (black), fine tipped permanent pen (black)
- Sakura sparkle pen (purple)
- Soft drawing pencil
- Stickles glitter glue (Diamond)
- Inkpads: Versamark, Distress Inks (Dusty Concord, Gathered Twigs, Crushed Olive and Forest Moss)
- WOW embossing powder (white)
Step by step:
- Emboss the purple card using the embossing folder. Sand back to reveal the white core. Stamp the small open flower with Versamark and heat emboss with the white powder. Colour with the glitter marker. Add glitter glue dots.
- Gently outline the position of the branch and flower heads by drawing with the soft pencil.
- Using the small solid flower stamps and Dusty Concord Distress Ink, stamp the flowers following the outline of the drawn flower heads as a guide. Work quickly and repeat stamp without re-inking, placing the strongest ‘first generation’ ink on the lower edges of the flowers, working the ‘second’ and ‘third generation’ stamping across the flower so that the darkest ink is at the base, changing to lighter ink near the top of the flower head. The trick is not to think too hard – just ‘go for it’.
- Using the fine tipped pen draw the detail of the leaves and branches. Colour using the brown and green Distress Inks and a damp brush. Dot some of the purple glitter pen onto the lower sections of the flower heads, and some stickles on the upper sections to give sparkly highlights.
- Outline the base card, purple mat and topper with black alcohol pen to frame. Glue together. Use foam pads if desired to add further dimension to the layers.