Hello and welcome!
I’m super excited to guest designing for Sunny Studio Stamps today! For this post I came up with a few lovely floral cards perfect for a spring time!
My first card features beautiful Pink Peonies stamp and die sets. I decided for a clean and simple design since I wanted to keep the main focus on beautiful flowers and coloring. To start, I die cut three flowers and some leaves from Neenah Solar White paper using the coordinating Pink Peonies Dies. I saved the negative parts of all the dies and used them into my MISTI tool for a perfect alignment while I was stamping the open images from Pink Peonies stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink since it’s copic friendly. Next I colored all the elements with copic markers.
In case you’re wondering, here’s the complete list of all the colors used on this project: COPIC RV0000-RV00-RV21-RV23-RV25-RV29; YG00-YG01-YG23-YG25; G02-G05-G40.
Assembling all the elements together, I prepared an extended A2 size white card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) and a slightly smaller rectangle of a light grey patterned paper from Subtle Grey Tones paper pad where was cut out a circle window large enough to stamp “Best Wishes” sentiment inside. I popped all the piece on a foam tape for a fun dimensional look and finished with a few clear sparkling sequins and a coat of a clear shimmer pen.
Working on my second project, I switched to watercolors. The easiest way to use this color media and achieve a great effect is to pair it with heat embossing. In fact, the heat embossing makes the stamp lines raised above the paper surface and keeps separate every single area avoiding the contamination of colors.
This time I picked together all the flowers and leaves from Pink Peonies stamp set on my compact stamp press, inked them with VersaMark clear sticky ink, stamped on a piece of watercolor paper, sprinkled with a fine white embossing powder and zapped with the heat gun. I die cut all the heat embossed shaped using the coordinating Pink Peonies Dies and proceeded with coloring using some regular watercolors from my stash.
Once finished with flowers and leaves, I decided to created a matching watercolor background and a heat embossed sentiment that was fussy with a pair of harp small scissors and then glued directly to the card base. The flowers were popped on a foam tape just for some little extra finish touch along with a few clear drops.
Next comes a card featuring die cutting technique and a wonderful Blooming Frame Die. To start, I trimmed and scored an extended A2 size green card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″). I die cut and glued on top of the card front the amazing Blooming Frame.
Then I made more die cutting, working with a small flower die that comes as a part of Blooming Frame Die set. I grabbed some scraps of the colorful cardstock from my stash and created a bunch of colorful flowers and the same amount of white flower centers. I arranged all the die cut elements on the card front adhering some of them directly to the card base and popping the others on a foam tape. Finally I added a metallic gold sentiment from Pink Peonies stamp set that was heat embossed on a piece of vellum and fussy cut with scissors. As a final touch I added some tiny shimmer gold spots here and there to tie the sentiment with the rest of the card.
That’s all for today! Hope these spring floral cards will inspire you! As always thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!!