Hi friends! Happy Saturday! Please join me in welcoming back Bibi Cameron as a special guest on our blog today! She has made a stunningly (well, for lack of a better word) BEAUTIFUL card and envelope with our Beautiful Flowers stamp set. Read on and enjoy!
Hello from Scotland! It’s Bibi Cameron here and I’m so thrilled to be able to share the joy of papercraft with you today.
So I’m featuring gorgeous stamped images and sentiments from Beautiful Flowers Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp. That fantastic floral cluster is just perfect to stamp the front panel of a card, a box, an envelope or a tag and it is wonderful to enjoy coloring.
As I love watercolors especially the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors paints as they are beautiful, easy to use, great quality at amazing value and because in the 36 colors set an artist can get all the colors you will ever need including gold, silver, and pearl. You can spray water on the paint and mix different paint colors on a pallet to create thousands of new color shades… the sky’s the limit.
You can apply these paints to your artwork using a water brush or watercolor brushes. For the card today I only used a round tip Silver Black Velvet brush #4.
Ok. I started by stamping the image on the left side of a 6×8 inches piece of Arches watercolor paper using Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink.
I used red shades mixed with white to add colors to the flowers. To add lights I used yellow, orange and white. To add dark areas I used brown and black and to add colors to the leaves I used different shades of green.
I then applied a wash of aqua and green watercolor paints on the background and around the floral image. When the paint was dry, I splattered the panel using a purple Nuvo Aqua Flow Pen, a Nuvo Shimmer Pen and then ink of a white Posca Marker to add texture.
I then used a pencil and a C6 rectangular die as a guide to trace a rectangle around the stamped panel, keeping the large image in the left of the panel. Some parts of the image were outside the rectangular shape and that was ok. As I wanted to keep them I simply cut the panel with a craft knife and I used scissors to cut around the images in those areas they were outside the line.
To keep this card as small as possible I trimmed the watercolor panel a little bit more so the final rectangular watercolor panel measures 4 x 5 -3/8 inches. I then glued it on a 4-1/4 x 5-5/8 inches piece of gold mirror cardstock and then onto a 4-1/2 x 6 inches card base.
You can see that there are areas of the images completely outside the card so I had to make a larger envelope for it and I used the Envelope Punch Board to easily make a 5 x 7 inches matching golden envelope. Voila!
I couldn’t resist and I heat embossed the large floral image on the back of the envelope using Versamark and Gold Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder.
I also heat embossed the sentiment using Gold Embossing Powder and I made a little banner layered on gold cardstock.
To finish I embellished the card with crystals.
That’s all for today.
Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Bibi for being our guest!
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