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2018-04-05; Alphabet swap – Z is for Zinnia


I’m on the last letter of the never-ending alphabet swap. This month the letter is Z and is for Zinnia. How fun that I actually have a rubber stamp that matches this swap exactly!

2018-04-04 (3) Z-Zinnia

This shot shows that I embossed the image in black and then embossed the edges again, in gold. I think it gives a much more finished look. I also popped the piece up using fun foam. That way when I mail it, it will not crush, bend or waffle.

2018-04-04 (2) Z-Zinnia

To get the flower to look like this (as I stamped it on craft card stock) I first colored the image with bleach and dried it. That left a white residue that I really liked. I added Color Burst concentrated pigment powder with a paint brush, dried and then adding more white highlights with a white pencil. The flower center is a yellow crystal gem.

2018-04-04 (1) Z-Zinnia

And one more look at the card before it heads for the mailbox this morning….

2018-04-04 (4) Z-Zinnia

Stamp by Stampassions, G-4337, Zinnia Square, ©2000 Dianna Marcum



This card was entered into the challenge at CardzTV anything goes challenge #41

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Janet Wegner permalink
    2018/04/05 7:27 am

    Nice painting Bonnie. I haven’t used the bleach idea in a while. I’ll have to try it again!

  2. Collette permalink
    2018/04/06 1:11 am

    Very pretty card…

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