Hello friends! I hope you are all doing well! I've been a bit laid up with reactions to my radiation. Strange how I came through it beautifully... not hardly any issues, but then the day after I finished up... bang! Swelling, extreme soreness and stiffness, and other fun stuff in the lymph node area. So... I am thankful I had made this sample using this month's release from ODBD already!
Anyway... on to other happier things. I am just in LOVE with this month's release! If you know me at all you know I love flowers, and this Iris image in the A True Friend set is one of my all time favorites now! I saw a gorgeous pink and white Iris photo on line and decided to try to replicate it. Because of the beautiful detailed line work in this image, it is a perfect image to heat emboss. So that's what I did. I used pearl embossing powder on white watercolor paper. In retrospect I should have used white embossing powder as it would show up better, but this has a subtle beauty of it's own as well. Because Copics don't particularly like embossing, I used watercolor pencils. The set I have only has one pink color, so I was pretty limited. I got my shading simply by adding layers of color on to dried lighter layers. I framed the image with a lovely new ODBD Layered Lacey Ovals die cut, and placed a black ODBD Ovals die cut on that. I thought the black really made the image pop in a dramatic way. I created the A2 card base using an ODBD Pierced Rectangle die to just emboss the white, and then layered on a black Pierced Rectangle die cut and a pink Lavish Layers die cut. The sentiment (from the also new Forever Friends set) was stamped with black Memento Ink and cut and matted with two more of the pretty dies in the Layered Lacey Ovals set.
While pretty simple, I have to say I love how this one came out. I hope you like it too!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed day!