Botanical Layers for Around the World on Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Botanical Layers for Around the World on Wednesday Sketch Challenge


Botanical Layers Bundle is new in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue out this month, and is a bundle with a difference … a cling rubber stamp set and a pack of Vellum with some printed sheets. And that is what I am using for my Around the World on Wednesday sketch challenge card today.

Welcome once again to Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop, travelling around the world through every time zone. You may be starting here or you may have come from the blog of the amazing Rochelle Laird-Smith.

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop is the brainchild of Angie McKenzie, a wonderful friend and amazing paper artist. My name is Cheryll Miller, and I am so delighted to be a part of this varied and talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

Botanical Layers Bundle for Sketch Challenge …

Botanical Layers Sketch Challenge for AWOW

This is the sketch we are using for inspiration for our projects this month. And here is the project I have created using both the Botanical Layers Stamp Set and the Lovely Layers Vellum. I don’t work very well with wonky layers, so this was a bit of a challenge for me.

Botanical Layers AWOW
Design Tips …
  • To create the emboss resist feature piece, I used the Stamparatus to stamp various leaves onto white card with Versamark and then heat emboss with clear embossing powder. For the light and dark grey leaves, I stamped first in the coloured ink (Smokey Slate) and then stamped over the top with Versmark (easy peasy using Stamparatus), before clear heat embossing. The darker image is first stamped in Basic Grey Ink and then Versamark before clear heat embossing. All the other images are simply stamped with Versamark before clear heat embossing. I stamped and embossed each image, one at a time.
  • Once all embossing was done, I have used Blending Brushes to apply Tahitian Tide ink and then Orchid Oasis ink over the embossing. The embossing resists the ink and so the greys show as grey and the images stamped with Versamark only show the white card underneath.
  • I didn’t use the Anti Static Pillow before I embossed the images and so I have some stray flecks of white around the place. I don’t mind this as it looks a little like a white splatter effect.
  • I trimmed down a piece of the Lovely Layers Vellum (with the leaf print on it) to go behind the feature piece, positioned at a jaunty angle as per the sketch layout.
  • For added texture on the background, I embossed a piece of Basic White card with the Timeless Type 3D embossing folder.
  • The sentiment from Botanical Layers set has been white heat embossed onto Basic Gray card, and then layered onto Basic Black card.
  • The final step is to tie a bow in a length of Black Baker’s Twine and adhere to the card front with a glue dot.
Botanical Layers AWOW

Next up we are are going to take a trip all the way across to the west coast of Australia, to Melissa Gifford’s blog.

Here is the full list of blog hop participants this month …. I am so keen to see which stamp sets everyone has used to create their sketch challenge cards, and how different we can make one simple sketch look … take a little hop around the blogs and check them out. 🙂

Jan Clothier – NZ
Tatiana Tobin – AU
Leonie Stuart – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU. <<< You are here >>>
Melissa Gifford – AU
Ximena Morales – DE
Aurélie Fabre – FR
Annette Ball – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Wendy Lee – US
Tricia Butts – US
Teri West – US

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