Masking, Embossing & Touch 5 Markers

I wanted to make a card with a lot of masking and embossing, so started with two stamp sets, one from My Favorite Things, All Occasions Sentiments, and from Stampin’ Up, Forever Florals which is retired.  Here’s the listing I found on ebay for a set that’s available.

I stamped the sentiment and used a bunch of small flowers from the Forever Florals set from Stampin’ Up.  All of the flowers came from them except a flower I used from Rubber Stamp Tapestry  ( to fill in where I couldn’t use the three small flowers from the Stampin’ Up set.  Here’s a link to the peg stamp I used.

I used a gold embossing powder from Ranger with Versamark ink on all of my images and heat set them as I went because otherwise the ink or powder will smear..  I made masks for all of my flowers and started by stamping the center image, adding embossing powder, then heat setting it, then laid the mask on it (once it is cool) and stamped the daisy type flowers on either side of it.  I repeated the embossing powder and heat setting and then laid the mask on the daisy flower and stamped the next smaller stamp next to it (on both ends).  Lastly, I stamped the tall flower behind the end two flowers by putting masks over both of those flowers and stamping the tall flower with Versamark and gold embossing powder, then heat setting it.
I used Touch 5 Markers to color all of my images.  I mentioned the colors I used and Rich wrote the colors on the screen before I started coloring.  I used a lighter purple then a darker purple to color the small flowers on the bottom of the images.   Then I colored the tall flowers with the same light and dark purples.  Then I went to the end flower and colored them in shades of orange.  The daisies I used pinks and darkers pinks and used pinks and purples for the center flower and then colored the background in light blue colors.  I used a little darker blue color to outline all of my flowers and words.  For a single layer card, I think it came out ok.
Used a 110 lb Recollections cream colored card stock for my  5 x 7″ card and then added three pink brads to the front to offset all of the blue. I added a blue piece of card stock to the back of my colored image that was 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ so you don’t see the alcohol ink that bled through or the backs of the brads.
I stamped the peg stamp on the back of the envelope with Versamark and gold embossing powder and heat set them.  I didn’t color them as I didn’t want it to bleed through the envelope.

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