Greetings! Today my card is perfect for people that may be a little intimidated to color flowers. Many people collect floral stamps, but coloring them in may be something that is too time consuming, scary, etc. But you can still use those stamps on your projects! My card today shares just one way of doing this, though there are many other ways. This technique of not coloring in your flowers allows your background to really take center stage. My full instructions are below.
My Colors Cardstock: Pimento
Imagine Crafts: StazOn Pigment ink in Piano Black, VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, On Point Glue
Ranger: Alcohol Inks in Watermelon, Pistachio, Pesto, Aquamarine, Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
Ink Road Stamps: Flat Back Half Gems in Max Red
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Glossy Photo Paper
1. Stamp the Hollyhock Flower on Mixed Media Paper with Nocturne ink.
2. Fussy cut the stamped image.
3. Cut a piece of glossy photo paper down to 4″ x 5 1/4.”
4. Apply Alcohol Ink to the glossy photo paper using your preferred technique. I dripped the colors on, and added Blending Solution to get them to blend and move.
5. Let the background dry.
6. Create the card base with Pimento cardstock, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2.”
7. Stamp the sentiment in the upper right with StazOn Pigment ink. You may need to re-stamp it, so using a stamp positioning tool is very helpful.
8. Adhere the cut out Hollyhock with EZ Runner.
9. Attach background to the card base.
10. Apply a few Max Red gems with On Point Glue.
Making backgrounds can be fun, and relaxing. And although I really love to color flowers, sometimes it’s nice to leave them uncolored. I’ll have another post tomorrow, and on Friday, Miss Rhiannon will be taking over my blog with her latest creation, so I hope you’ll come back to see what she’s made. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!