Two Stamp Companies, Three Cards

Hi everyone,

Todays post is showcasing a stamp set collaboration from Simon Says Stamp and Clearly Besotted.  The name of the stamp is Magnificent Magnolia and I made three similar – yet different cards.

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The cards all use the same stamp, placed in the same position, but the change in colors and the background make these cards very different.

First up, I have a water colored and ink blended card.

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For the card background, I cut some plain, white cardstock out with the Simon Says Stamp Wonky Stitched die.  I then blended the background with Catherine Poolers Tiara and Tikki Torch inks.  I did some spatters with the Tikki Torch and set the panel aside to dry.

I stamped the magnolia on some watercolor cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW Opaque White embossing powder.  I stamped some Coral Cabana, Rockin Red and Tiara on a stamp block and watered it down.  I painted with the Tiara first and then added the Coral Cabana and in the middle and Rockin Red for shadows.  It’s the second time I am actually “watercoloring” and not using watercolor markers, the more you practice this skill, the easier it gets.

For the leaves, I used Garden Party and Grass Skirt.  I used Garden Party for the shadows and Grass Skirt for everything else. I colored the center with Icing on the Cake from Catherine Pooler. I cut the flower out and attached it to my card panel with 3M foam tape.  I then stamped the “Hello” with Versamark and used my WoW embossing powder in Opaque White.

To finish off the card, I added some Nuvo Drops in Ripened Pumpkin.  I adhered my panel on to a side fold cardbase of 120lb cardstock.

For the next card, I stamped the image with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored it with my Copics and some colored pencils.  I have never tried this technique before and I really enjoyed it.  The Copics I used are RV 29, 25, 23 and 21 for the petals.  For the leaves, G14, G17 and G94. For the center, E52, E53 and E55.

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To add some shading to the petals, I used Polychromos Light Red Violet 135, Pink Madder Lake 129 and Middle Purple Pink 125.  For the leaves, I used Permanent Green 266 and Hookers Green 159.

To Create the background, I used Simon Says Stamps Brush Strokes Message stamp set.  I stamped the strokes using Catherine Poolers Rose Petal and It’s a Girl.  I stamped some strokes once and some twice to get different shade levels.  I decided it needed splatters so I used the same shades I stamped with and CP’s Midnight ink.  I also added dots using Nuvo Glitter Markers in Raspberry and Golden Ochre.

I cut the panel out with MFT’s Blue Print Sketch #27.  I stamped the sentiment using the Midnight ink and cut it out with SSS Nested Banners dies.  I adhered everything on a card base using my E-Z Runner and this card was finished.

For my final card, Istamped the image on plain white cardstock using Ink on 3 Fadeout.  I colored the image using my Altenew Alcohol Markers and my Polychromos colored pencils.

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For the leaves, I used Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen.  For the petals, I used Dusk, Desert Night, Persian Blue and Sapphire.  I used Buttercream and Paper Bag for the center.  I fussy cut the image out and then went on to my background.

For the background, I tried a new technique. I put Versamark reinker on a scrap piece of paper and watered it down.  I took an old brush that I was ok tossing away and painted stripes on the background.  I heat embossed using Rangers Liquid Platinum embossing powder and Simon Says Stamp Steel Navy embossing powder.  I cut the panel out using MFT’s Blueprint Sketch die #27.

I popped the floral image up with some 3M foam tape.  I used a sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it onto a piece of scrap navy cardstock. I cut it out with Simon’s Nested Banner dies and adhered it with the 3M foam tape as well. I then used my E-Z Runner to attach the panel to my cardbase.

I know this is a really long post, but I really wanted to share the details of these cards, I am really happy with how they came out.

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Patty

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