Hello dear crafters,
Ishani here. Did you check my last post of 3 floral cards with the You’re in my thoughts stamp set and the Video tutorial ? Today I have some more floral card ideas which you can try with any of your floral stamps. But for my cards I am using the same stamp that has been recently launched You’re in my thoughts . We are playing with theme – feminine for this month’s challenge and I thought florals perfectly represent, everything feminine.
These floral cards also use some techniques which can be used with any floral stamp
Ghost Stamping and Water Painting florals
For the first card, I used Distress oxides in Peacock feathers and Cracked Pistachio and blended on Dual texture cardstock with Blending brushes. Then after the ink was dry I stamped the flower with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I applied some water on the stamp with a brush and stamped twice behind my embossed flower that gives a ghost stamping effect but actually is just water stamping. You can try this with any water reactive inks. Distress Oxides give a very good result.
Then I took water brush and removed color from the inside of my flowers and stamped a sentiment and white heat embossed it. I diecut my ink blended cardstock and adhered on top folding dual texture white notecard with foam tape.
The supplies used for the first card are:
Selective stamping and loose coloring
The second card is an easy watercolour technique with some selective stamping of the floral images at two corners. I stamped my images on Strathmore Bristol card stock with water proof ink – Archival jet black and did some loose watercoloring with tombow markers and water. For some more texture I added splatters of CrafTangles watercolors in poolside and goldust that were left on my palette from the previous project.
Ink blending and fussy cutting
The third card is the quickest and the simplest of the three, using just stamping, minimal coloring and ink blending. I staterted with blending Distress oxides in Spun Sugar and Worn lipstick on Dual texture cardstock. I sprinkled some water to lift off the ink for a dewy background. Then I stamped the flowers on white cardstock and just colored a little with grey color marker, for some depths. I fussy cut the flowers and arranged on my ink blended panel and adhered with glue. I stamped the sentiment from the same set and added Gem drops in clear Quartz to imitate dew.
Supplies used for this card are:
Stamp – You’re in my thoughts
Cardstocks –Dual texture White
Anti static tool – Ranger anti static pouch
Tape – Double sided foam tape
I hope you are inspired to stretch your floral stamps and try the new stamp set using various techniques. Do not forget to join us at the monthly challenge with your Feminine projects.
Thank you for stopping by.