Good morning! Jess here from All the Sparkle and I am thrilled and honored to be guesting on the WPlus9 blog today! I love the big floral spray in the Kind Soul set and today I wanted to show a few different ways to use it!
First I wanted to use masking to create a large floral bouquet!
I used my MISTI stamp positioner to stamp the floral spray from Kind Soul onto watercolor paper with Versamark ink and then heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder. Next I stamped it onto masking paper and fussy cut it before placing it over the embossed image. I shifted the floral spray so it would overlap the masked image and stamped it again with Versamark before heat-embossing it with silver embossing powder. I wanted to keep the background simple so I watercolored it with a single dark grey Zig Clean Color real brush marker. For the larger flowers I drew directly on the flower and then blended it out with a damp paintbrush. For the smaller flowers I scribbled the marker onto an acrylic block, diluted it with a little water, and painted it onto the flower. Once I was happy with the coverage I set it aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.
To create the sentiment I swiped PURE Color dye ink in Sweet Gelato over a piece of white cardstock. It would have been easier to use the Sweet Gelato cardstock but I ran out! ;) Then I die-cut it with the Hand Lettered Thanks die twice and adhered them together with Glossy Accents. Next I colored the die with the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker until it was sparkly and then coated it with a layer of Glossy Accents. I stamped the rest of the sentiment from Hand Lettered Thanks onto white cardstock with Versamark and heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder before trimming it down to a thin angled label. Once everything was totally dry I trimmed the background panel down and adhered it to Coal Mine cardstock and adhered the sentiment to the bottom left corner of my card.
My next card uses just part of the floral spray from Kind Soul to create a smaller floral arrangement!
I love the floral spray from Kind Soul but thought it would be fun to alter the stamp to create a smaller floral arrangement. I stamped it onto White cardstock with Black dye ink and colored it with copics. I used R39, RV29, RV25, RV23, RV21, T4, and T7 for the larger flowers, R000, R000, and RV23 for the smaller flowers, and G21, YG06, YG09, G28, and G29 for the foliage. I used the coordinating Kind Soul Die to die cut the spray and then hand trimmed one edge to make it a smaller arrangement. I made sure to leave a small border approximately the same width that the die leaves. Then I used a trick my friend showed me to disguise the bright white edge of the die by coloring it the same color as my background panel so that the floral spray pops. T8 is a close match for Coal Mine cardstock.
Next I die-cut a panel using the Sunshine Layers Die with Coal Mine cardstock and then stamped the sentiment from Quite Like You with Versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I used a layer of foam mounting tape to adhere the scalloped panel to a Coal Mine card base. Finally, I used foam mounting tape to adhere my floral spray to the card and added a sprinkling of metallic silver and sparkling clear sequins for a little extra sparkle!/p>
Thanks so much for stopping by today and many thanks to Dawn for inviting me to guest for WPlus9! It’s truly a dream come true for me! I hope I inspired you to stretch your floral stamps to create different looks and layouts for your cards! Have a great day!/p>
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