More Sprinkles And Ink Blending
Ok, I am still playing with the new “Breathtaking Bouquet” stamp set. On today’s blog post I am sharing two more ways of creating beautiful and colorful backgrounds with this stamp set.
The previous two cards were made using multiple colors and today I wanted to do some monochromatic cards.
Watercolor Cards With Sprinkles
For the first two cards, I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Sprinkles again. Just because I love working with them. I heat embossed the image in white on two pieces of Shimmery White cardstock. Then I chose two colors of sprinkles: Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape.
I started with Gorgeous Grape. With my aqua painter I colored the whole piece of cardstock with clear water, making sure there is enough water on it. It doesn’t matter that the water isn’t evenly distributed. This will help to get a more interesting background. I poured the Gorgeous Grape sprinkles over the cardstock, making sure the image is well covered. Again, now comes the hard part: DO NOTHING! For the best result you should just leave it be and let it completely dry.
For the second card I did the same, using the Bermuda Bay sprinkles. While pouring the Bermuda Bay sprinkles, I noticed that much more powder came out in comparison to the gorgeous Grape one. You can see the difference in the end results. The Gorgeous Grape one has more variation in color and is overall lighter in color than the Bermuda Bay one.
Because I love the backgrounds so much, I didn’t want to cover them up with big sentiments. I decided to cut the pieces of shimmery white cardstock in two and matted them on whisper white cardstock.
In between the pieces I stamped a sentiment on a strip of Whisper White Cardstock. The card bases are in Purple Posy and Pool Party.
The second technique I wanted to try was color blending. I chose three colors of blue and three colors of pink. The blues are: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel and Night of Navy. The pinks are: Blushing Bride, Lovely Lipstick and Blackberry Bliss.
I blended the three colors on a piece of Whisper White cardstock with some blending brushes. When the ink was completely dry, I heat embossed the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp in white over the blended backgrounds.
Again, I wanted to cover up the background as little as possible. For the blue card I decided to die-cut the letters for “Hooray” (Dutch: Hoera) with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies from the blue foil from the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets. I adhered the letters to a strip of vellum and adhered the vellum over the card front.
I also used the blue foil as a mat and then adhered the card front to a Thick Whisper White card base.
For the pink one I wanted to do something similar so I used the retired Lovely Lipstick foil sheets from last years Sale-A-Bration. I used a non Stampin’ Up! die-set from Marianne Design to cut out the sentiment “Greetings” (Dutch: Groetjes) in Whisper White and its shadow in Lovely Lipstick foil.
Backgrounds In The Spotlight
I love how colorful these monochromatic cards are. Especially with the beautiful Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp. For now, I am going to put this stamp aside, because I have so many other new products to play with, but I am sure I will use it over and over again.