Today I have a simple card for you. Still, I think it’s very elegant despite its simplicity.
First, I stamped the flowers and greenery from the new Two-Tone Flora Bundle in the January-April Mini Catalog. I stamped in Evening Evergreen Classic Ink on a Basic White card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″ to form a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card), but to make this even simpler, you could use the Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes. That way, you have your card base already made and you don’t need to buy an envelope, because it comes with the note cards! I think it’s a better size for this design as well. Sadly, that thought didn’t occur to me until I was finished.
I love to color images, but I know a lot of people do not. So this technique gives you a little color without the time. And it brings out your inner child, because splattering is a fun technique. Take a Watercolor Pencil (I used Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green) and a Water Painter or paint brush. Make sure it’s really wet, then paint along the point of one of the Pencils. When you’ve picked up a bit of color, hold the brush in one hand (I use my non-dominant one) and whack the brush with the index finger of your other hand. Easy! If you need more ink, simply repeat the process. Switch pencils and repeat. If the mess this creates at the tip of the pencil bothers you, it’s ok. It will disappear when you sharpen your pencil.
Stamp the sentiment from the Beautifully Happy Stamp Set in Melon Mambo Classic Ink, then add a few Pastel Pearls to the card.
The Beautifully Happy Stamp Set is free with a $100 order during Sale-a-bration (through February 28, 2023). It has lovely images and fun sentiments. To earn this set free, here’s all you need to purchase.
- Two-Tone Flora Bundle, 160414, $55.75
- Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes, 159232, $7.00
- Pastel Pearls, 154571, 6.50
- Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1, 141709, $16.oo
- Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, 149014, $12.50
- Water Painters, 151298, $13.00
You can click on the products below to see and order them in my store. (Or, if you want it all, simply click the Add All to Cart button.) Add the two stamp sets I used (Melon Mambo, 147051, and Evening Evergreen, 155576) at $8.00 each and you’re well on your way to a second free Sale-a-bration product!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
Simple but very elegant. I love the pop of color with the splatters.
Thanks, Susan! It was really hard, because I wanted to add a layer (or two!). But it was a nice break for the class. Like “recess!”
This is so dang pretty. I love the “unique” location for the sentiment and the beautiful faux coloring of the flowers with the splatters
Thanks, Jackie! It was a nice, easy card for the classes! (Kind of a “break” after the shaker and calendar!)