Hello and Welcome.
Today I am showcasing a favourite Stamp
and what else would it be for me but
The Flower of my Homeland - A Thistle.
Something a little different from me here.
I had not planned to highlight my thistle
but the dark background just didn't show
the flower properly so thought I would
ink it up in white and colour it in it's true colours.
The background is a combination of
various distress inks swiped from side to side
onto photo paper and then heat embossing
my Lavinia Thistle in black.
I inked the edges with black archival ink
and randomly swiping also from side to side.
Added some Art Alchemy in Rich Copper
and Stampendous Aged Copper embossing enamel
to ground my flower.
Die cut sentiment twice - black on white
and is from CUTplorations.
Popped my die cut thistle, sponging with a light lavender
to soften the whiteness,
added a white mat and adhered to black card stock.
This really was a fun card to make.
Thanks for a great challenge DD.