Floating Flowers over a Patterned Background video – Simon Says Stamp – Even More Spring Flowers
I’m really geeked about the two cards I have for you today! I did the first card and got so excited I knew I had to make a video for it! Which meant I had to make a SECOND card.
It all started when I looked at a Pinterest board I had created a long while back with cards I loved using stamps from different stamp companies. If you follow me on Pinterest, the board is just called Papercrafts, and it’s where I just stashed ideas for everything before I started boards for specific companies. I’ve been feeling stale and in need of something new to inspire me, but in this case, I decided to go back to things I had liked several years back to give me some fresh inspiration. I found a card where the designer had stamped flowers on card stock, embossed in white, and colored with Copics. I thought it was a great look for a new set I had from Simon Says Stamp called Even More Spring Flowers. Then, as I stared at the card that inspired me, I thought, “What if I did this on top of a pattern?” And that’s how this was born.
Also, the card the other stamper made was done before we had the MISTI. One of the problems you can have when you heat emboss and color with Copics is that alcohol inks can dissolve embossing powder, so you want to limit contact between the tip of the pen and the embossing powder (it’s particularly bad when you use black embossing powder). I had a brilliant idea, why not stamp with a hybrid ink, color in with Copics, then use the MISTI to stamp AGAIN with Versamark and add my embossing powder after the fact. It worked BRILLIANTLY! Lookie:
GOJUS! I was so psyched when I finished the first card! I chose some plaid paper from Lawn Fawn to be my base and decided to color mono-chromatically because there were already 3 different colors in the paper.
I love how you can still see the plaid peeking through the flowers. I did color the centers yellow, but you really don’t see much of it with all the embossing. After I finished embossing, I used a gel pen to add stems and a few curlicues to tie the flowers into a flowerscape.
I originally had chosen a white card stock for this greeting with these beautiful dies but the thin lines just got lost, so I switched to black, and it just make it all pop!
For the second card, I switched to a blue plaid from the same paper pack.
GOJUS! I decided since there was only one color in this plaid pattern, that I could color the flowers blue and the leaves green, and it just GLOWS.
To make the flowers appear to be floating above the background, I outlined around them with a light violet shade, a little darker on this second card because on the first card I had to add multiple layers of color to be able to see it.
I love how they just glow and look transparent.
I added this die cut in white with a couple of Doodlebug glitter sprinkles for a little something something. Apparently, they don’t make these silver ones any more, but guess what? You can color a Lily White glitter sprinkle with a C4 Copic marker and you then have a silver glitter sprinkle, so I’ve linked those up below.
They are so gorgeous, and I hope you try this technique! The video is below:
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