I was going for the feeling of a vase full of flowers in an alcove, like you might find in an elegant mansion.
Tim Holtz Silver Urn (cut in half with a Dremel tool)
The pattern paper is actually an old wallpaper sample
Various quilled flowers
I haven't used alcohol inks before these swatches and cards. I saw a card using them on Pinterest and then watched a few YouTube videos. The final result is pretty cool..
I haven't really done layered stamping but have seen many videos of it and think the images always come out looking so good. I especially like layered floral stamps and this particular set comes from The Ton, they also had an ink I was kind of in love with; a rose gold pigment ink which I used as the lightest color in these peonies. Since I was going with this rose gold color I decided going against the traditional pink flowers and went with a peachy orange.
Each of these images has three stamps, you begin with the most solid stamp in the lightest color then progress to the least solid image with the darkest color. It requires a lot of stamping and that you line up your images precisely. The one tool I used that really made a difference was the M.I.S.T.I., it really helps to ensure you are stamping in exactly the same place every time. It was very helpful with this stamp set.
There are also coordinating dies for the stamp set. The card took a long time to make, but I love the final result. I wanted to keep the flowers as the main focus so I kept it pretty simple otherwise. I add the bright blue boy as the focal point, hopefully drawing the eye to start there then move (and hopefully linger) over the rich layered flowers.
Product list below the pictures.
Freshcut Peonies Stamp & Die set (The Ton)
Happy Birthday Stamp (unknown)
Whisper White Thick Card stock (Stampin Up)
Staz On Jet Black Ink
Couture Color Spiced Chai (The Ton)
Couture Color Coralline (The Ton)
Rose Gold Pigment Ink (The Ton)
Sky Blue Archival Ink
Viridian Archival Ink
Fern Green Archival Ink
Emerald Green Archival Ink
Hemptique Bamboo Cord
Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
Mini Glue Dots
Pop-up Glue Dots
Just like the Wizard of Oz that started in black and white, so shall my first crafty project on the now official Devinely Designed blog.
I've been really into creating floral cards with a shabby-chic, vintage, ornate kind of a vibe. I've been scouring Pinterest for inspiration; and of course posts over on Stamp Nation.
I feel like I'm getting a bit better with these types of cards and I'm really liking the last few ones I've made. These particular two I did in black and white and was going for a very elegant style.
The first card is on pattern paper. The second card I created the patter by using a mixture of heavy gel, black gesso, silver glitter, black glitter and spread it on dark grey card stock using the Tim Holtz harlequin stencil.
Products used, listed below the pictures.
Winter Wonderland Precious Marieke Oval die (PM 10048)
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Bitty Blossoms die
Quilled Creations Garden Favorites die
Quilled Creations Blooming Roses die
DCWV The District 12x12 Paper Stack
Golden Heavy Gel
Golden Black Gesso
Tim Holtz Argyle stencil
Studio His & Hers Wedding Pearls
C&G White Tulle
Spectrum Noir TN2 alcohol marker (to color pearls)
Darice 3" Floral Pins
Darice 6" Hat Pins
Cardstock: Black, White, Dark Grey, Shimmer Cream (Michael's)
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Bitty Blossoms, Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One, Joy Crafts Vintage Border, Intricutz Dies Tall Flourish, Paper Artist Oval Doilies, Arches Hot Process Watercolor Paper, Color Bloom Yellow Mustard Spray, Heidi Swapp Gold Spray, Heidi Swapp Tea Spray, Heidi Swapp Butter Spray, Dylusions Squeezed Orange Spray, Hero Arts Old French Script Stamp, Ribbon, Brown Tulle, Hat Pins.
At the scrapbooking expo I saw an art piece using the Peacock Paisley stamp and die set. I thought it was so gorgeous.l This is a recreation of that piece done as a 5x7 card.
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