I know I seem obsessed with white/clear embossing at the moment! I can't help it though, it's one of my new favourites. I'm also entering this one into Lily Pad Card's Emboss Resist challenge.
I clear embossed the Roses stamp from Inkadinkado's 'Flourishes' on a sheet of labels by Avery. I used the ink blender tool to swipe on some Spun Sugar distress ink and then some Milled Lavender over that to make it a bit less pink so that I could come in with Worn Lipstick and a paintbrush to paint the roses. I gave the same treatment to the leaves using Shabby Shutters. I blotted excess ink off with a tissue and then adhered the labels on to the front of the card with great care to get them lined up evenly.
I then wrapped some white cotton string to the front of the card, tied a bow and stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts 'All Occasion Messages' in Worn Lipstick. To give the Worn Lipstick a more muted effect I stamped it once on some scrap paper and then on the card front.
This card was extremely hard to photograph - I think mostly because of the pale colours but also the awkward placement of the bow - the ends sat awkwardly when I stood the card up so I had to lay the card flat to get a better shot.
Also a question - does anyone find my photos of poor quality/ hard to see details / too light / too dark or...? I find that photos look better on my home computer (which I have edited them on) and on the odd occasion I've looked on my computer at work I find they look darker and less eye-catching. It's hard to please all monitors I know, but any feedback (whether positive or negative!) would be appreciated!
Thanks for taking a peek! :)