For my post (on the last day of winter), I chose to create something with bright spring colors:
First, I used two different colors of blue pigment ink on blue card stock to create the background. I used the Design I Beam Stencil. The first layer that I brushed on was the lightest color, which was very close in hue to the card stock. It went over the entire card. Then, with the stencil still in place, I brushed the darker color over the top, focusing on the edges of the paper. This created a "spotlight effect" in the center of the card.
Next, I used the Stylized Dahlia Cutting Die to cut the textured pink card stock for the flower and the green card stock for the leaves and stem. I shaded them with a little pigment ink in corresponding colors. To raise the die cut up and to add another color, I used the Pearlescent Embossing Paste with the Stylized Dahlia Stencil and placed the cut out pieces in place while the paste was wet. I did place some pieces a little off the paste to create a slight white outline.
Thanks for stopping by to see my post.
The "A" team would love to share their interpretations of this theme: