Hello friends, we are Chandhini and Subhashini aka The creative twins, and we are here today to share an inspiration post with you using Begonia that Varada Sharma has designed for the month of June. You can find us at Blog- https://thecreativetwins.blogspot.com/ and Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/crafty_sistahs/. We were introduced to stamps and inks about one and a half years ago and there has been no looking back. We love that there are a number of techniques to try and the satisfaction you get on sending cards to your loved ones.
Thank you so much for having us here. We love the versatility of digital stamps. They can be resized according to your choice.
Have you ever tried heat embossing with digital stamps? If not, then you are missing on some fun.
Begonia digi stamp – You can subscribe to the monthly subscription and get them for free here.
Watercolor Paper (Brustro cold pressed- 200 gsm)
White cardstock for base
Sunburst stencil (TECS)
Shimmer paste (Craftyscrappers- Sonoma)
Embossing pen (Nuvo Clear mark)
Gold embossing powder (iCraft)
Dye ink pad (Craftyscrappers- Cerise)
Ink blending tool
Brush pens- light and dark green (Add Gel)
Sentiment stamp of your choice
Pencil (for tracing)
Firstly, choose the flower and leaves of choice and then assemble it together on Microsoft Word or PowerPoint or any software you use for digital stamps. If you are not sure about floral arrangement, do not worry, Varada has you covered by providing Bouquet stamps.
We used cold pressed watercolor paper, which has some texture, the ink doesn’t stick well with images having thin lines.
Hence, we started by tracing the image using pencil onto a watercolor paper. This technique of using digis on watercolor paper was shared by Kristina Werner, where we place the watercolor paper over a light source and trace it.
Then, traced the outline using embossing pen.
Then put gold embossing powder (you can use any color of embossing powder) over it and heat set it.
We then watercolored the flower with ink pad- Cerise for flower and brush pens for leaves, allowed it to dry and fussy cut the image.
Coming on to the card, we made the background using Sunburst stencil and shimmer paste.
We then began assembling it all together by heat embossing a sentiment onto vellum and adhering it on the stenciled panel.
Lastly, we did ink blending around the edges of the card base using the same color as used for the flower. Then mounted the panel over the base.
Ta da!! Our card is ready!
Thanks for taking your time out to stop by and read the post. Hope you find the post useful and would give it a try. Hope you like it.
Chandhini and Subhashini