Have you ever noticed how generic many flower shapes are? Take the gorgeous line art image in the new Blended Seasons Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!, the other day I created a watercoloured project and thought that they were petunias. Today I was desperately trying not to colour them purple or pink and in colouring them blue seemed to have created morning glory. Whatever they are, you have to admit that these flowers are beautiful.
So this project started with the large floral image from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set stamped onto a piece of Whisper White Card with Night of Navy ink. Then I coloured the image using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers in light and dark Pool Party, light and dark Daffodil Delight and dark Old Olive.
TIP – If one of your Stampin’ Blends runs out and you haven’t yet received a replacement, try colouring with an entirely different colour. I used the light Daffodil Delight and dark Old Olive on my leaves today!
Once I was finished colouring I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the piece to a layer of Pool Party Card.
ASSEMBLING THE PROJECT
I really wanted the coloured panel to be the star of this project so I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Night of Navy Card, folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base. Then the layered floral panel was mounted onto the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On another layer of Whisper White Card I used Night of Navy ink to stamp just a section of the floral image across the top right and bottom left corners, I also stamped a section of the image across the bottom left corner on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
DID YOU KNOW? – You can use any of Stampin’ Up!s classic ink pads to stamp images for colouring using Stampin’ Blends.
I placed a piece of scrap paper inside the envelope (to absorb any excess colour from the Stampin’ Blends) and then all three images were coloured in to match the flowers on the front of the card. I decided to add a little shimmer to all my yellow flower centres with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and set it aside for a minute to dry.
Finally the Whisper White layer was fixed inside the card base with liquid glue and my card was finished.
I could have added a sentiment, but to be honest I’m still undecided on that. Not all cards have to have sentiments right?
The Blended Seasons Stamp Set used today can only be purchased during August, and even then only while stocks last. The same is true of the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies and the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2. Many of you have already placed your orders, but please don’t leave it too long and end up missing out.
You can also save 10% if you buy the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies using the special bundle code. You’ll see that although I didn’t use the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies for today’s project I’ve included links to the bundles so you can look at these if you wish.
If you buy the bundle through me watch out for a special tutorial PDF in your e-mail inbox. I’ll send it later in August with ideas for using this very special set.
The Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days promotion is on now and for every $60 CAD you spend in a single order during August, you’ll receive a $6 e-voucher that you can use on any order in September. Buy the Blended Season Stamp Set and Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies and you’ll immediately quality for one voucher. Top up your order to $120 and you’ll earn 2 vouchers, $180 order, you’ll get three and so on.
Just be sure you check that you have provided your e-mail address and allowed Stampin’ Up! to contact you. The e-vouchers are generated as soon as you complete your order and cannot be resent, so please remember to keep them safe.