Good morning! Ardyth here with a kind of accidental discovery. I was playing with this Memory Box Open Source Magnificent Sunflower embossing folder, wondering what to do with it. So often our embossing folders make amazing backgrounds, but this sunflower was crying out for centre stage!
First, here’s a look at the sandwich I used in my Gemini Junior – embossing folder with Bristol Smooth cardstock inside, rubber embossing mat and bottom/cutting plate. That’s it. Nothing on top. If you don’t have an embossing mat, you could use some cardstock as a shim to get the desired pressure to give you a crisp impression:
The rest was really quite simple. I used some watercolour markers and an aqua brush to colour the sunflower, building up layers of colour for visual interest:
The ink kind of settles into the details of the flower and leaves so it was really easy to get a no-line look with minimal effort! And it looks dimensional because, well, it is!
To finish it off, I stamped a sentiment from Lingo Thanks clear stamp set.