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Hi CardMaker fans! It’s Rebecca here today! Card-making inspiration is all around us! The other day I received an email from Anthropologie and the room that was pictured had this print on the wall.
Photo from Anthropologie
I immediately knew I wanted to make a card inspired by it. When I went to the Anthropologie site to take a closer look at the print, I realized two things. First, I have very expensive taste—lol! Second, this print was the perfect inspiration for a card and for a technique that was new to me—stamping flowers in black ink.
Whenever I use floral layering stamps, I always reach for fun bright colors, but the Anthro inspiration got me thinking about how cool it would be to stamp flowers with black ink and then accent the card with gold touches.
I tried it out using VersaFine black onyx ink and clear embossing powder to add a touch of shine to the flowers.
On my second card, I used a charcoal gray ink as the base color and then again stamped with VersaFine ink and used black glitter embossing powder.
Here is a video I created that shows me walking through the creation of the second card. I also share some tips and tricks for stamping off the edge of the card and even for dealing with mistakes!
Next time you get an Anthropologie ad in your inbox, check it out for inspiration!