The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project inspired by a garden setting.
I've had several requests for a tutorial on how to assemble the Orchid die, which I designed for our last CHA release - here's how the assembled orchid should look, and you'll find video instructions below. By the way, that pink orchid is blooming in my garden right now!
I used a yellow BlowPen to add color to my flower centers (one of the new marker spritzer tools or spray inks would work just the same), and some shimmer spray to the flowers and my card. Of course, the orchids could be made using colored cardstock, or you could color the pieces before assembly. Next time I think I'll try using watercolor paper, and watercoloring the petals first.
One more tip - I used one of the new border dies (Fancy Cutout Border) with my embossing plates to add texture to my background without cutting through the paper. The flourishes were cut using the Heart Flourish die.
Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -
Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio
Remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! We'd love to have you join us.