I just have to share these two cards with you! They are similar and yet I used totally different techniques. The wheels are beginning to spin as to how else I could incorporate these techniques. I have to admit, I borrowed them from Patty Bennett's web site, although I didn't have the shimmery white paper she used.
The first one is going to a special couple celebrating 40 years of marriage this month (Bob and I will also celebrate 40 years in August). I used the Manhattan Flower textured impressions die for the Big Shot on whisper white card stock. Then I brayered the back (not the raised side) with rose red and summer sun ink. When I finished, I cut out the flowers and attached them after stamping the leaves from the discontinued Wild Rose stamp set.
For this card, I used watercolor paper instead of the shimmery white. I stamped the rose image from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set with craft white ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I generouslhy spritzed the surface with water. Next I dipped a paint brush in a couple drops of ink (rose red, regal red and barely banana, one at a time) and touched the brush against the puddles of water so it spread. After the paper dried, I cut out the flowers with my paper snips and adhered them to the prepared card face. This one is going to my daughter and son-in-law, who are celebrating 15 years of marriage on June 11. Hard to believe our daughter is actually old enough to have been married 15 years!