I don't think I'd ever inked the flowers.
They were so much fun to color. I don't know why it took so long to play with them!
I put the stamp in my MISTI and used a combination of Distress Ink and
Distress Markers to ink the outline stamp.
I pulled color into the petals with my waterbrush and added color where
I needed extra by picking up ink swiped on my palette.
When I was finished coloring, I pulled some of the pink from the edges
of the flowers to create a soft wash.
I used the stamp again by stamping with embossing ink
and heat embossing with white powder.
Then I blended Distress Oxide ink with my brushes (thanks, Trina).
I colored it dark at the top and faded it out toward the bottom to create an
Then I used a damp waterbrush to lift color from the petals.
I loved the soft contrast!
The centers were done with a Copic marker.
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Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: Cosmo (TT)
Ink: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs (DI and DM), Early Espresso (SU)
Paper: Mixed Media, Basic Black (SU), Neenah
Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Cosmo (TT), Banner Sentiments (PB)
Ink: WOW Embossing Pad, Picked Raspberry (DOX)
Other: Damp Waterbrush to remove color, Yellow Copic Marker, Pearl Thread, Dew Drops