On to the next Level 2 lesson and this technique is titled With a Twist. The lesson videos shared many ideas to create unique backgrounds. I wanted to try something new which was the inlaid technique of stamping and then die cutting the pieces, adding color and returning them to the background paper. I selected the Altenew Ethereal Beauty stamp set and coordinating dies. These flowers have a great outline stamp and would be easy to color/paint. I used watercolor paper for the stamping using Archival black ink as I would be painting the flowers. Then I die cut the stamped flowers. Painted them with Zig markers in shades of yellow and light orange. When dry I added black dots using my favorite pen- black Glaze pen. I stenciled the background using the Altenew gradient dot stencil with a light organge ink cube from Altenew a foam blender to created the inked background.
Next I put the die cut flowers back in the original space and taped them in place on the back side of the paper. I die cut the piece using a stitched edge rectangle from My Favorite Things. To keep with the organge color theme, I stamped the sentiment on to light orange paper and stitched die cut oval from My Favorite Things. I assembled the card using foam tape and then added a few pieces for the back of the tag.
- Altenew Ehtereal Beauty stamps and die set
- Altenew stamped sentiment
- Altenew orange/yellow ink cubes
- Altenew gradient dot stencil
- Archival black ink
- Zig watercolor markers and water barrel brush
- Black glaze pen
- My Favorite Things stitched oval die and stitched rectangle die
- Canson watercolor paper
- 3M foam tape