Hellooo lovely people! The last card I made was all about enjoying colour, this time the inspiration is all about kraft! (Nothing like 180 turns to keep life interesting :0) Hee.
This challenge was posted on A Blog Named Hero and it's the first time I've played along with them.
I was quite inspired by a Kim Hughes project in PaperCrafts "Card Sketches" a while ago, which used lovely sparkly poinsettias on kraft. I wanted to use the concept in a different way, so that's where this started:
The floral images were heat embossed onto kraft cardstock and then coloured with Copics. (It's a tad messy and the white embossing does tend to get a bit coloured. I find if you go back with a colourless blender and flick those areas, most of the colour comes off - but if you keep colouring over it with the blender, the embossing starts getting mushy. Not good :0)
My gel pen came out of retirement to finish this off with some faux stitching. The poor thing has been so neglected, I'm glad the ink was still runny!
I love the richness that kraft gives to Copics. There is an added depth to the colour that doesn't naturally exist. Add some sparkles to the mix and - *poof* instant happy :0)
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Layered Flowers, Thank You Sayings (Hero Arts)