Can you believe it’s Friday already? This week has flown by so quickly. It’s been a busy one, but full of good things!
I’m excited to share this card with you today. It’s one we’ll be making at our classes this month. I was inspired by Susan & Jackie’s creations.
To make this card, I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut the center from another piece of card stock. I saved the center for another card, then laid the “frame” over a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock to create a mask. I used the Oceanfront Stamp Set and Balmy Blue and Pear Pizazz Classic Ink Pads to create the background. I used my Stamparatus so I could get good coverage. When you stamp close to the mask, you need to use a little more pressure on the edges of the stamp. Using the Oceanfront Stamp Set for the background was my inspiration from Jackie. I love the way it looks, and it doesn’t have to be for water-based cards!
Next, I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and the grasses in Garden Green Classic Ink.
On a separate piece of Basic White Cardstock, I stamped the flowers. I used Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the stamp – Early Espresso for the centers, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie for the petals, and Garden Green for the stems.
When I use Stampin’ Write Markers to color a stamp, I like to use the Stamparatus. That way, I can ink each piece (like the petals), stamp it, then ink again if needed. Then I move to the next section (centers), ink, stamp, and reink as needed. And then I ink and stamp the final section (leaves/stems). When you finish all the inking, you can always go back and add more ink or even a different color to fill in any spots you aren’t happy with. What did I ever do before I had a Stamparatus?
I used a Blender Pen to blend the ink a bit. I used the Harvest Dies to cut them out, then adhered them to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. If you want the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set and the Harvest Dies, it’s best to use the bundle number (156813) so you can save 10%. This layout is one Susan used a few days ago, and I loved it.
I adhered the Basic White piece to a Garden Green card base. This card is one of my cards celebrating “World Watercolor Month.” It’s not technically “watercoloring,” but you use water based ink and blend it with either water or a Blender Pen. And the Oceanfront background looks watercolored, don’t you think?
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
I love this card, Buffy. It looks like a card you watercolored but much quicker and easier. The background looks like a hill or mountain instead of water. The perfect background to the flowers.
Thank you, Susan! It was a lot easier than watercoloring, and the background was quick and fun!
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