Hi friends! Happy (second to) last day of 2021! Wow! As per usual, we are treating you to Suzy Plantamura’s monthly installment of “One Stamp, Five Ways” and what a floral assortment she has for us today! Read on and enjoy! :)
When I saw the stamp set called Beautiful Bouquet in the To The Moon release, I knew immediately I would use it for my “One Stamp, Five Ways” guest post this month. It is so beautiful, thus the name! I have 5 cards/projects to share with you today using this stamp.
As soon as I saw this stamp, I wanted to color it with colored pencils. Pencils are so fun to use on flowers. I use a combination of several different kinds including Caran d’Ache Pablo and Luminance, Prismacolor and Faber Castelle Polychromos. I started by stamping the image with a light color ink (I always use MFT Natural Ink) on white cardstock. I stamped it on a piece of cardstock that was standard A2 card size that I had die-cut with a slightly smaller rectangle die. It hung over the edges as this stamp is rather large. So I offset it slightly to the left.
After it was colored, I ended up outlining it with a fine tip black marker. Sometimes I color images with no-outlines and then decide they need them! So stamping in black ink is probably an easier solution! I mounted it on black cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set directly on the card front with Intense Black Ink. This card was a one layer card, so I wasn’t sure I wanted to add anything else. But I decided to add some Pretty Pink Posh clear jewels in the smallest size around the leaves.
I die-cut a piece of white cardstock with the largest die in the SSS Slimline Rectangle Dies. I stamped the floral bouquet on it with Intense Black Ink. It hung over both sides and I slightly tilted it. I colored it in with Copic markers this time. I do admit to adding a little bit of shading with colored pencils afterwards (I can’t help myself!). I attached it to a slimline card base using Lawn Fawn Guava cardstock.
I stamped a sentiment right on the bottom of the card, but I didn’t like the way it looked (ok, I messed up!). So I restamped it on a white banner and attached it over the crooked one! I then added some Nuvo Drops in Red Berry on the sides of the sentiment. I used Auburn Pearl drops in the center of the yellow flowers. Then I ended up using both colors as well as black all around the background so it looked like perfectly placed paint splatters!
I made the background of this card with my Gel Press. I love trying new things, so I pulled out my Distress Oxide Inks, my new Gel Press, and a brayer. I watched a Jennifer McQuire video to figure out how to use it! This piece was a print made with Twisted Citron, Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide Inks. I die-cut it with a SSS Mini Slimline Rectangle Die. I attached it to a white card base for the background.
I stamped a side of the stamp with the small flowers on both ends of this piece with black ink. I then colored them in with colored pencils. That’s one of the things I love about pencils – you can color over colored backgrounds. I think waxy pencils work the best for this, which means Prismacolors. I stamped a sentiment at the bottom right side of the card with black ink. I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins and Clear Jewels as well as some white drops Chalk Stick Nuvo Drops around the background.
I wanted to make a card with the floral bouquet that was easier and didn’t take as long to color. I die-cut an oval out of Ranger Watercolor Paper using the SSS Nested Oval Dies. I embossed part of the stamp on it with Pink Peony embossing powder. I then painted it in with Daniel Smith Watercolors keeping it in just shades of pink. The image if fairly subtle this way since I kept it in all one color.
I die-cut the oval out of a piece of white cardstock and used that around the image. I mounted it on a bright pink card base. I stamped a sentiment with black ink on a white banner and attached that over the bottom of the oval. I used some Violet Galaxy Nuvo Drops on the sides of the banner and white Chalk Stick Nuvo drops around the flowes.
Because the floral bouquet image is larger than a standard card size, I stamped the full thing on a piece of Arches Cold Press watercolor paper. I embossed it with white embossing powder as I like watercoloring best when I have puffy lines to keep it where it belongs! I used my Daniel Smith Watercolors.
After I painted it, I decided I wanted to give it to my mom for Christmas (I made this post the week before Christmas!). I decided to mount the full painting with 3 colors of cardstock and attached it to some thick cardboard. I am about to put it in the mail to her. She likes to display art on easels, so I thought this would be perfect! Sometimes our stamp sets can be used for more than cards such as this one, making art for our moms!
I hope you enjoyed this “one stamp, five ways” post using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set! I love that it is large so you can use any portion of it you want on a card. I also love that it can be colored in so I could use all of my favorite coloring tools with one stamp set! Thanks so much for visiting today! Suzy