I had time and inspiration last sunday. The perfect combination to do some serious stamping. I chose the “All That You Are” stamp set to make four card variations. As always, I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. The first color combination I wanted to try was yellow-gray. And I wanted to stamp and color on vellum.
I chose a card base in So Saffron. The Smoky Slate mat was die-cut using a set of (non-Stampin’ Up!) Stitched Rectangles from Crealies. I Stamped the Smoky Slate rectangle with Basis Gray ink and the “Handwritten” background stamp set. I used the Stamparatus, so I could stamp several times to get a good print. I stamped the big flower in Versamark ink on a piece of vellum and heat embossed with Silver embossing powder. I used a smaller rectangle stitched die to die cut the flower. With the Mango Melody and Basic Gray Stampin’ Blends, I colored the image from te back.
When I wanted to adhere the piece of vellum on the stamped piece of Smoky Slate, I didn’t like the way the “Handwritten” words were visible through the vellum. A piece of Galvanized Paper under the vellum solved this problem. The sentiment from “Voorjaarswensen” was heat embossed in Silver on a strip of So Saffron cardstock.
Spring flower card
For my second card, I decided to try to make a stitched banner, that I saw on Pinterest. For colors I chose subtle spring colors: Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam and a bit of Mint Macaron.
The card base is a piece of Highland Heather cardstock that I stamped with Highland Heather ink. To make the banner I die cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock with one of the rectangle stitched dies. Then I took another rectangle die and placed it on the die-cut rectangle so it die cut a triangle out of the rectangle.
To embellish the banner I stamped the single flowers several times in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with silver embossing powder. With the Highland Heather and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends I colored the flowers and adhered them to the banner. The sentiment is also from the stamp set “All That You Are” and was heat embossed in silver on the banner. I used dimensionals to adhere the banner to the card base.
The big image is a beautiful image to do some water coloring with. For the first water color card I stamped the image with Sahara Sand ink. With my aquapainter I colored the image, using ink direct from the ink pads. For the flowers I used: So Saffron, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie. For the stem and leaves I used: Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green and Garden Green. To make the image pop out of the paper I colored the background with Balmy Blue ink.
I used a retired “Lots Of Labels” die to die cut the image. With dimensionals, I adhered the label to a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, that I embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. The Easter sentiment from the stamp set “Voorjaarswensen” I stamped in Garden Green ink and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.
No-Line water coloring
For the second water color card I wanted to try to do no-line water coloring. I stamped the image on a piece of water color paper using Pool Party ink, that I stamped off first. The image is barely visible, but enough to do some water coloring. I colored the stem and leaves with Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay ink. For the flowers I used Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel and Night of Navy ink.
I then decided to make the image into a panel card. Using the second smallest stitched square Framelit die, I cut six squares form the image. I tried to cut them as evenly as possible. I then adhered the six squares on a Coastal Cabana card base. With two stitched rectangle dies, I cut out a frame in Night of Navy cardstock.
Again, I love how versatile the stamp set is.