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Lilies With Love

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Welcome to my latest Visible Image Design Team inspiration post. This week, I’m using the brand-new gorgeous 'Lilies With Love' stamp set which also has co-ordinating dies for the lilies.

Lilies heart shaped card


Since I was going to use the ‘Sending Love’ sentiment, I opted for a heart-shaped card.

White embossing powder on black card is very dramatic but also shows any stray powder so I liberally applied my Embossing Buddy before stamping with Versamark ink. I applied Wow! Opaque white embossing powder and heat set it. I also stamped the flowers too, ready for die-cutting later. As I was going to colour with pencils, I coloured the flowers and leaves first with the white pencil from my Faber-Castell Polychromos set.

step 1

Next, I selected 3 or 4 shades of coloured pencils for the leaves and flowers.

step 2

I started with the darkest colours and worked my way to the lightest, finishing with a little white on the edges.

step 3

After die-cutting the two largest flowers, I realised that there was quite a lot of embossed powder showing on the edges, which I didn’t care for. I restamped the flowers with Versamark and added white embossing powder again. Before heat setting the powder, I used a small, dry brush to move the embossing powder away from the areas outside of the petals and then heat set it. This gave a cleaner look after die-cutting.

step 4

The black background seemed a little stark, so I made a mask from a sticky note by drawing around the lily stamp, popped it over the embossed lilies and spattered Dr Ph Martin’s Bleedproof white ink over the card front.

step 5

I cut another heart for the back of the card, scored it 1” from the top and trimmed off the point so that it would have a stable base. The 1” tab was glued to the card front.

step 6

The die-cut lilies were added on foam tape to extend the bouquet. The sentiment was white heat-embossed, die-cut and attached using foam tape.

staged finished card

The lilies work well simply embossed in metallic too for a quick make. This tag was made by heat embossing in gold and adding a light blending of gold ink through the brand-new Fragments stencil.

lilies embossed tag

I hope I have inspired you to get your hands on these fabulous new stamps!


Visible Image Lilies With Love Stamp Set


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