It’s no secret that I love colouring, whether that’s with pencils, ink or markers I don’t mind, and I’m always attracted to stamp sets that are designed with that as an option. The new Accented Blooms is one such stamp set and I was inspired to create a border of flowers using the main focal image from the set.
I started with a layer of Very Vanilla Card and used StazOn Jet Black Ink to stamp sections of the main image from the Accented Blooms Stamp Set around the edges, taking care to avoid the straight lines marking the open area on the image. Then I coloured the images using Watercolor Pencils in Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and Old Olive. As I coloured each section I used a barely-damp Aqua Painter to blend the pencil lines.
Once that colouring was dry I added some bold accents using the Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black watercolor pencils by dipping the tip of the pencil into some clean water before touching it onto the image. Once that was done I set the piece aside to dry.
The card base is a piece of Rich Razzleberry Card cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer. I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder then attached the Very Vanilla layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
The ‘always thinking of you’ sentiment also comes from the Accented Blooms Stamp Set and was stamped onto a strip of Very Vanilla Card with StazOn Jet Black Ink. As it happened to be on my desk, I use the Tailored Tag Punch to shape the end of the strip into a wide V before adding three pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls pack in Grapefruit Grove, Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry.
I cut a new Pearlised Doily into 4 and with liquid glue attached two of the pieces to the back of the sentiment, then fixed it to the card base.
To complete the front of the card I tied a bow using the Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon and added that to the end of the sentiment with some Mini Glue Dots.
I really liked the way that the border turned out on the card so I took another layer of Very Vanilla Card and stamped a piece of the flower image on the bottom edge, and also repeated it on the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. The images were coloured to match the ones on the front of the card, and once dry the Very Vanilla layer was added to the inside of the card base to complete the project.
I’m sure I must have lots of other stamp sets that this technique would work with. I must go and have a look.
I hope you’ll come back again tomorrow when I’ll have more sneak peeks from the Stampin’ Up! 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue