The card I am sharing today was inspired by the very talented Yana Smakula. Seeing her elegant Mother's Day card a few weeks ago gave me a much-needed nudge to pull this stamp set out and ink it up. Here's my card:
To create the card, I heat embossed a bunch of flowers on Tim Holtz' water color paper. I kept the leaves separate from the flowers to make inking easier. After embossing the images, I inked them up using distress inks. (See colors below.) I kept adding ink until I got the vibrancy that I wanted. I have to admit to not really liking the flowers until after I fussy cut them. After fussy cutting the images, I spritzed them with water to get the colors moving a bit. I used VersaMark ink and white embossing powder for the banner and sentiment. I adhered the flowers and leaves (some with foam tape).
I hope you all had a happy Mother's Day! If you are hungry for eye candy, check out Yana's blog. You are in for a treat!
Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm, Tim Holtz Watercolor
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp (Best Mom Ever)
Ink: Versa Mark; Tim Holtz Distress inks (Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Twisted citron, Mowed Lawn)
Misc.: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder