I have 2 cards to show you today, both featuring the Awesome Orchids clear stamps and the same vintage inspired colour combos, but with different results.
On the first card, I'm using the orchids to create a background that really stands out. With the partial retiform technique in mind, I masked off segment on a piece of alcohol marker friendly paper with post-its and inked the edges of each segment separately. Then I stamped the orchids in each segment, but making sure there are no overlapping into the neighbouring segments. You will need more post-its to mask the areas. Then I coloured the images with alcohol markers. It looks like bits of patterned paper, cut into random pieces and put together - but it's all done on one piece of card stock.
The greeting is from Birthday Words and I finished the card with a couple of sequins.
Here's a closer look at the inked segments:
For my second card, I started by dry embossing and inking the background. Then I stamped, coloured and fussy cut several of the flower heads and leaves. I wanted to fill the card base with random clusters of the orchids and that meant some snipping, pruning and training to get the orchids to grow as shown below! :)
The greeting from Loving Sentiments, heat embossed in black on vellum, is a great way to obscure the "modifications" while still allowing the artwork of the stamps to come through.