Orchid Week Card & Video - Day 1

March 4, 2019

Hey there Avery Elle fans.  Caryn here today with a card featuring the new Orchid stamp set along with some of my all-time favourite Avery Elle products.  I also wanted to see how the new Gemini Foil Press machine worked with the cover dies we have available and the result is stunning.  I have a little video to share showing how I created this card.  (Sincere apologies for the lack of voiceover - I have tonsilitis at the moment so was unable to record a video narration.  If anyone has any questions I'd be happy to answer them in the comments).

I started with some Ranger watercolour cardstock and used the Polka Plate cover die with gold foil in the foil press machine.  In the video you will see I made a sort of template using vellum to make sure the card is placed in the correct position.  I stole that top tip from Julie Ebersole!!  Once it was pressed with the foil I created a water coloured background over it using Avery Elle water colours in Cherry and Sugar Plum and set it aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped the Orchid images onto some more water colour card using Versamark and heat embossed them in gold embossing powder.  I coloured them using the water colours (Cherry for the petals, Celery for the leaves and Sea Glass for the pot) and then die cut them.

To diffuse the colours a little on the background piece I added a small panel of vellum then adhered the die cut pieces and finished with some iridescent sequins and a gold embossed happy birthday sentiment from the set.



sharon g said...

You have really inspired me to watercolor more. I am NOT artistic, and don't know the first thing about it, so I should probably watch more videos, but now I really want to do more of it. And the orchid stamp set is perfect because the parts are large--good for watercoloring. I need to remember when watercoloring to not worry about filling in images completely--it looks best when they are not covered. THANK YOU

Janet said...

WOW! This is a fabulous card. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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