Card Making · Crafting

Floral, Stencil, Off-the-edge

I got a new stamp from Alinacraft which I was dying to use. It’s a huge flower and pretty much covers a whole 6 x 6″ card so it was perfect for off-the-edge stamping.

I stamped using black Altenew Obsidian ink and then heat embossed with clear powder.

I coloured the image in using brush pens. Assuming the image is a sunflower I went for oranges/yellows. I liked how in some of the white areas the clear embossing powder had fell into them so resisted the markers a bit. I then hand-cut the image out (it wasn’t that tricky with the image being so big).

To make the background, I used my card base which was a 6 x 6″ ready-cut base. I masked off the back and picked a stencil from my stash. I used Distress Oxide inks in Scattered Straw through the stencil then lightly went over with a bit of Old Paper just to mute the brightness a little bit. I put some Dried Marigold onto an acrylic block, watered it down and used a dry paintbrush to flick some splatters onto the background.

I used foam tape to stick the flower onto the card; I did want to put it on the left hand side but as is my usual scatty self of late, I didn’t have the card base the right way round and stuck it on the bottom! I really need to learn to concentrate more…

Anyway, cracking on, I found some textured scrap card that I thought had a nice match to the background stencil and coloured this with Dried Marigold distress oxide so as not to bring in any new colours.

Once dried, I stamped my sentiment in black ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I cut out the sentiment and gave it some fish-tails and used foam pads to stick to the card. Finally I added some clear embellishments.

I love this stamp I’m going to use it a lot. It’s great to colour and I can definitely practice my watercolour painting using it.

Thanks for looking!

Sutz x

Materials Used:-

  • White card from Limetree Craft
  • 6 x 6″ card bases from Hobbycraft
  • Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
  • Clear embossing powder from WOW!
  • Floral stamp from Alinacraft
  • Arteza Brush Pens in Bumblebee Yellow, Sunset Yellow, Orange, and Coffee
  • Sheena Douglass Sackcloth stencil
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Scattered Straw, Old Paper and Dried Marigold.
  • Textured Cardstock from The Works
  • ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment from Fuzzy Lemon
  • Clear glass embellishments from Alinacraft

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