I am so excited to share my card with you today. I just got this new stamp set by Simon Says Stamp and I sooo love it. I don’t know what it is about this stamp set, it is quite simple you know, but I just adore it!
The first time I saw it, it was used by Shari Caroll in one of her videos and I liked it so so much that i just had to have it! Couldn’t wait to color these beautiful flowers, so I played around with various mediums and the one technique that I really liked was using Distress paints onto colored cardstock.
In the end I chose some kraft cardstock, stamped the flowers and colored them in with two of the paints that I have, the Squeezed Lemonade and Cracked Pistacchio. Oh, and how beautiful these colors are! And they blend so nicely with eachother also.
I used a aqua brush, but with no water inside, just because it was the only one that I had with such a fine tip. When my paint got too dry I just dipped the tip of the brush and picked up just a tiny bit of water to help me spread the color around.
Once all the flowers were done, I colored the centers with my white gel pen and stamped a couple more of those flower centers onto my background.
I then used another lovely stamp set by SSS to create that black and white strip and also the sentiment that I stamped and embossed onto a vellum circle. To add a bit of shine to the flowers, I of course used the Wink of Stella glitter brush marker and added also a couple fo clear sequins.
To mount my panel I used craft foam to the back and adhesive tape to adhere it onto my card base.
I so like the final result and how these paints dry so intense onto colored cardstock! Will try this technique onto some watercolor paper also as I saw how nicely these paints blend together.
This was my project for today, I will add my card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, called For the Love of Plants. Such gorgeous projects there, you might want to take a look:)
Thank you for joining me today!