I had two lovely classes this week using the beautiful Birthday Blooms stamp set.
We stamped the rose image for the first card in Versamark ink onto Vellum, covered it with Copper Embossing Powder and melted the powder using the heat tool. Love watching embossing powder melt, such a cool effect. We then colored the reverse side of the image using Stampin Write Marker Pens. For the petals we used Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral and Watermelon Wonder with the centre in Crushed Curry. The leaves we colored using Wild Wasabi and Garden Green markers.
We adhered the vellum to the left hand side of a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tombow and covered the area with a strip of dsp to hide the glue, then carefully placed a couple of Mini Glue Dots behind the centre of the rose where they would be hidden by the colouring. A strip of Flirty Flamingo ruched ribbon covered the join between the vellum and dsp and we added a separate ribbon bow on top. The stamped topper was added to a Whisper White card base using Tombow Liquid. We colored 2 White Perfect Accents using a bronze Sharpie Marker and added them to the image, hiding a mini glue dot behind each to help anchor the vellum. We die cut the ‘thanks’ sentiment from the retired Greetings Thinlit dies twice and adhered them one on top of the other for added dimension. They were added to the topper with Tombow. I loved the way everybody’s card was different, some flowers were very light and delicate looking, others went for a richer, deeper tone, all beautiful.
For the second card we stamped the rose image in Versamark and embossed it using the Copper Embossing Powder as before but onto Shimmery White cardstock. Using Aquapainters we water colored the image using Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral and Watermelon Wonder inkpads for the petals, Crushed Curry for the flower centre and Wild Wasabi and Garden Green for the leaves. Using Pool Party ink we water colored around the image to ground it. The water colored piece was adhered to a layer of Basic Gray, then a layer of Flirty Flamingo before adding to a Thick Whisper White card base. To add a little more interest we rounded the top left hand corner of each layer before adhering together.
The last project was a small box made using the Envelope Punch Board and a piece of dsp 6” by 6”. This project was cased from a YouTube video by Sam Hammond – Pootles way Back Wednesday – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCqO04Y4rbw
I am using the Birthday Blooms stamp set for my class projects this month – more on that later this week – and wanted to showcase the versatility of the large wild rose stamp by showing it in other color variations. It is a beautiful image to color with markers, blender pens and for water coloring.
I stamped the image using the Basic Gray Archival ink onto Stampin Up!’s Thick Whisper White cardstock and colored it in using a Blender Pen to apply a layer of Soft Sky to all the petals. I then added some shading using the Blender Pen and Pool Party ink. The leaves were colored in the same way using Mint Macaron and a touch of Wild Wasabi ink. The centre of the rose was colored in using So Saffron ink. Using Tombow Liquid Adhesive I mounted the stamped panel onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock adding a piece of Mint Macaron designer series paper (dsp) to the left side and a thin strip of Silver Foil cardstock as an accent. This whole piece was the added to a card base of Soft Sky with Dimensionals. I loved the way this card turned out, such a soft, subtle color palette.
For the second card I stamped the image in Basic Black Archival ink onto some of our thick Vellum cardstock and used Stampin Write Marker Pens in bolder colors to add the colors. I used So Saffron as my base color and added Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon to give depth and shading. The centre of the rose is Calypso Coral and the leaves are Old Olive and Always Artichoke. I adhered the vellum to the left hand side of a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tombow and covered the area with a strip of Crushed Curry dsp to hide the glue. I then and carefully placed a couple of Mini Glue Dots behind the centre of the rose where they would be hidden by the coloring. I added this stamped topper to another layer of the same dsp and mounted the piece using Tombow to a Crumb Cake card base. I really liked the rich color of this rose and loved the Crumb Cake card base against the yellows.
For the third card I decided to stamp the image on Thick Whisper White cardstock using Versamark ink. I covered it in Stampin Up!’s gorgeous new Copper Embossing Powder and heat set the powder using my Heat Tool. I used a Blender Pen to add a base coat of Pink Pirouette then added Sweet Sugarplum and Perfect Plum to give dimension to the petals. The leaves were colored in Mint Macaron and Wild Wasabi and the centre is Crushed Curry. I stamped the sentiment and the small clusters of dots using Crumb Cake ink and added the stamped piece to a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock adhering it to a Thick Whisper White card base using Tombow.
Really happy with these 3 cards, can’t wait to try water coloring the image………watch this space
Earlier this week I saw an amazing technique video on Youtube. It was posted by Tami White of stampwithtami.com. In the video Tami uses the What I Love stamp set, which is one of the Sale-A-Bration sets available for free with a £45 order in my online store until the 31stMarch. She stamps these lovely flowers onto a sheet of small stickers to give a tiled effect. The card she made looked amazing and I couldn’t wait to try the technique for myself.
I chose to use the beautiful Birthday Blooms stamp set for my card. I stamped the large rose image using Archival Black Ink onto a panel of stickers. I learnt the hard way that you need to leave this for at least 15 minutes to dry otherwise it will smear. Even then I tried hard not to touch the mage with my hands whilst colouring as the moisture on the skin can cause smudging.
I coloured in my images using the retired Stampin Up! Blendabilities but you could use Stampin Write Markers or a Blender pen and inkpads. I would not advise using an aqua painter as the label sticker backing sheet holds the water and everything runs …… trust me, I tried it and the result was not attractive.
I coloured the first image using the Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities and mounted the tiled panel onto a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock, then onto a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock. The sentiment comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
The second image is coloured using the Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities and mounted the tiled panel onto a piece of Marina Mist cardstock, then onto a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock. The sentiment again, comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
For the third card I changed the orientation to portrait and used the darker, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities along with the previously used Wild Wasabi Blendabilities. I mounted the tiled panel onto Rich Razzleberry cardstock and added two strips of the Gold Glitter Tape which is another Sale-A-Bration item.
I love this technique; it looks amazing but is actually quite simple to do. I hope you like the projects.
Don’t forget Sale-A-Bration ends on the 31St March, so if you would like the what I Love stamp set or the Glitter tape, or indeed any of the other items go to my online shop at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/crafty-rootes and hit the ‘shop now’ button. You can pick one free item for every £45 you spend.
I made the cutest set of notelets today using the lovely Rose Garden framelit dies. I have used these dies before to die cut the fantastic, huge rose and smaller rose. I have also used the pretty little sentiment frame from the set but the little leafy branch has, until now, passed me by. No longer…….
I saw a Youtube video earlier this week by Mary Fish – www.stampinpretty.com – using the leafy branch die. So I got out the Rose garden Framelits and set about CASEing the card.
I started by die cutting the leafy branch from a panels of Rose Red cardstock and Pink Pirouette cardstock. I then inserted the Rose Red die cut into the negative space cut in the Pink Pirouette panel and the Pink Pirouette die cut into the negative space in the Rose Red panel. I backed both pieces onto Whisper White cardstock. I love the way white shows through, so pretty. This panel was mounted onto a piece of either Rose Red or Pink Pirouette cardstock and added to a Whisper White Notecard. Prior to matting and layering I decided to corner round opposite corners of all the pieces to add some interest.
The sentiment comes from the Birthday Blooms stamp set and was punched out using the Large Oval Punch. I added a flower in either Rose Red or Pink Pirouette using the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack. Each flower has a candy dot in the centre.
I was really happy with the way these cards turned out and decided to try some other colours. The second pair of cards are in Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky. The third set are in Pear Pizzaz and Mossy Meadow and I love them all. I think they look great.
I want to gift this set to a friend so made a simple box using Thick Whisper White cardstock. The panel on the top is in Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise, another great colour combo.
I am really happy with these notecards and box and love all the colour combinations. Hope you do too.
I have finally had a day to myself to play with my new goodies and I chose to start with the gorgeous Birthday Blooms stamp set.
I loved the delicate look of the rose, it resembles the briar roses that grow in the hedgerows around our house and in the village.
I chose to stamp the rose in Basic Grey Archival Ink for a softer look and used the Shimmery White cardstock as I planned to do some water colouring with an Aqua Painter. To add interest I decided to try the spotlight technique and using a 1¾” punch cut a circle out of the stamped image making sure to include part of the rose with some of the leaves.
I water coloured the rose using a base coat of Blushing Bride adding shadows using Calypso Coral and Watermelon Wonder. The base coat on the leaves is Pear Pizzazz with Wild Wasabi to add depth.
Prior to matting the stamped piece onto a layer of Pear Pizzazz cardstock I punched the upper right corner with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch to add some interest. I also stamped the sentiment from the same set in Pear Pizzazz Ink in the lower right corner. Using Stampin dimensionals I added the water coloured circle to the card front and adhered the whole piece to a Watermelon Wonder card base. I used Watermelon Wonder ink and the small dotted stamp to tie in the background rose with the card base.
I really love this card; it is soooooo pretty and feminine. Can’t wait to try it in other colours, I am thinking Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant or maybe So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Hello Honey.
Let me know what you think?
Looking forward to trying out the Bloomin Love Stamp set and the Bloomin Heart die. Drop in soon to see what I come up with