Greetings! Since Spring is almost here, I have flowers on my mind. I am so looking forward to more of my bulbs blooming (my crocuses are out in full force right now), and to start planting some seeds. I wanted to use the large floral stamp in the new Stampendous set called Hummingbird Day, so I decided to do some repeat stamping to create an entire background with that one stamp.
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These flowers can be colored in various ways, but I decided to go the purple coneflower route, otherwise known as echinacea. It’s one of my husband’s favorite flowers. I stamped the 3 flowers on to a piece of scrap paper and fussy cut it out. Then I began to stamp directly on to my Strathmore Smooth Bristol Cardstock with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne. I started at the bottom and worked my way up and out, using the mask I made from scrap paper so that I didn’t accidentally ink on top of any of the flowers that were already on the background.
Once that was done, I began to color the flowers using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I used the following colors: Deep Red Grape, Light Red Grape, Pink Haze, Sand, Mocha, Moss Green, and Ever Green. For the negative space, I used Aquamarine Blue and Smokey Teal. I did not use a Blender or any water. Just the markers themselves for blending. I think these colors are so striking together, and they really make me smile. My sentiment was from Stampendous’ True Friends stamp set which I stamped on vellum with VersaMark Ink and the heat embossed it with Lapis embossing powder. I added it to a piece of cardstock that matched my flowers and I inked the edges with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. I also applied that ink lightly to the perimeter of my card base.
I can almost feel the warm sunshine on my face. I loved spending a good amount of time coloring this, as I don’t seem to color as much as I used to. If you have a stamp you love, perhaps you should try some repeat stamping so you can create a background like this. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!