Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Welcome to the latest edition of our One Stamp Five Ways with Suzy Plantamura. Read on to learn about making these 5 gorgeous cards. Enjoy!
Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying the new All The Feels release with all of it’s gorgeous Spring products! I picked my favorite stamp set in the release for my “one stamp, five ways” post called Floral Garden. Flowers are always my favorite and I love how these have a doodled look to them. Here are my five cards together:
I’ll now be showing each card individually with directions for each. I’ve tried to use this stamp in 5 different ways to inspire you to stretch your stamp sets. This stamp is larger than a standard card size, so I could only use part of it on all of my cards. I colored the stamp with colored pencils and then added doodled black lines around it. My plan was to cut this image apart, but I took a photo of it to show you how it looked colored in full.
I’ll now share my five cards with you.
I made 2 slimline cards with this set since the flowers are tall and lend themselves to the vertical slimline design. This card uses the colored flowers I showed you above. I first stamped them with a light color of ink and then I colored them all in with colored pencils. I added black pen outlines around them in a messy two lines fashion for a doodled look. You could just stamp the images with black ink to save that step! I cut around all the flowers as best as I could to use as an arrangement in the mason jar. I extended the stems on some of the flower groupings with a black fine tip pen so they would fill the jar better.
I stamped the mason jar from the CZ Light Me Up stamp set with Intense Black Ink on vellum. I die-cut it out with the matching die. I embossed a sentiment from the stamp set with Ranger Forget-Me-Not embossing powder on the mason jar. I had to cut the “missing you” stamp into two pieces. I die-cut a frame using the Lawn Fawn Portrait Scalloped Slimline Frame die out of pink cardstock. I attached that to a white card base (3.5” x 8.5”). I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit inside the frame die for my background. I glued the mason jar onto the bottom of the white cardstock by applying glue just around the edges and letting it bubble up a bit in the center so I could fit “stems” inside it. I arranged all of the flowers I had cut out inside the jar. I tied a sheer blue ribbon around the card just under the sentiment. I added some Nuvo Chalk Stick drops around the sentiment on the vellum. I also used Nuvo Glitter Drops in Sherbet Shimmer and Yellow Bird inside the flower centers.
If I haven’t mentioned it yet, I love Nuvo Shimmer Powders. I use them all the time! One of my favorite things to do with them is paint with my grandkids. I have them paint their papers with water and then pour the Shimmer Powders on it to see the “fireworks” of color they create. While they paint with them, I always paint backgrounds to use on future cards. This was one of them made with Cherry Bomb, Blue Blitz, and Violet Brocade. I also pull out my Nuvo drops for the grandkids – on my goodness they LOVE them! I had added some little dots with some of them to this background as well. I embossed the large Flower Garden stamp on this piece with white embossing powder.
I colored all of the flowers in with Copic Markers in purples and pinks. I realized I could have used Karin Brushmarkers since it was stamped on watercolor paper, but Copics worked well over the intense background. Any time I colored over the white embossing powder, I used a White Uniball gel pen to cover mistakes. I used the CZ Thankful Die for the sentiment. I used a piece of watercolor paper painted with Cherry Bomb Shimmer Powder for the “thankful” word so it would match the background. I added a little “for you” from the preprinted Reverse Love Sentiment Strip sets below thankful. I used Chalk Stick and Black Board Nuvo Drops around the sentiment. I love these new Vintage ones as they have a matte finish instead of glossy. I also added some Sparkling Clear Sequins.
This card is a mini slimline card made to fit inside the new mini slimline envelopes by Simon. I love this size so much! The envelopes are 3.5” x 6.5”, so I make my card bases 3.25” x 6.25”. I used the brand new Mini Slimline Rectangle Dies for my gray piece. I stamped the Flower Garden stamp set with Intense Black Ink and then colored around it with W00, W1, and W3 Copic Markers getting lighter as I moved up. I colored in the flowers with Copics as well in yellows, oranges, and reds. I mounted this on a dark orange card base.
I embossed the “thanks” greeting from the Flower Garden stamp set with Ranger Crackling Campfire Embossing Glaze. I originally embossed it on the card front since this is a one layer card, but I didn’t like the color I used, so I redid it this way. I used the SSS Sentiment Label dies to cut around it. I attached it over my mistake and added another greeting from the new Slimline Florals stamp set. I used the Nuvo Chalk Stick and Black Board drops around the sentiment. I also added some sparkling clear sequins.
I used the Slimline Scalloped Rectangle Dies for the card base with pink cardstock. I like making my actual card smaller than this base so the scallops are the edges of the card. I cut a piece of white cardstock to use for the card base and framed that with a piece of yellow cardstock. I stamped a portion of the Flower Garden stamp set running vertically on the white cardstock with MFT Natural Ink. I colored the flowers in with colored pencils. I ended up adding black doodled lines around the flowers again. I attached this piece to the front of the card.
I embossed a sentiment from the Flower Garden stamp set “with love” using Ranger Pink Peony embossing powder. I then cut a small sentiment strip saying “sending love your way” from the new white Mom Sentiment Strip set. I attached that below the stamped sentiment. I added some sparkling clear sequins around the sentiments and some Chalk Stick Nuvo Drops around the flowers.
This time I embossed the Flower Garden stamp on Arches Watercolor Paper in a standard card size. I had already done this vertically, so this time I did it horizontally. I used white embossing powder and then my Karin Brushmarkers to paint the flowers. I like using these markers with embossing powder so the colors stay in their place. Otherwise they easily run if you touch a color with water or another color (they reactivate and don’t “set” like more expensive watercolors do). I love the vibrancy of these markers though, so I use them all the time!
I die-cut this piece with the largest A2 Thin Rectangle Frame Die and mounted it on a yellow card base. I used a preprinted sentiment strip from the new Family set that says “have a great day”. I mounted that on a yellow cardstock strip that was die-cut with the SSS Sentiment Label dies. I added some sparkling clear sequins again because that is just what I seem to do! That was followed by my usual Chalk Stick white Nuvo drops.
Whew! My directions are always so long, but I hope you find them helpful. Because this Floral Garden stamp is bigger than a standard card base, there are so many ways to use it on standard size cards and slimline cards. Try challenging yourself to make 5 cards with any of your stamp sets and use some new techniques or products. I always have so much fun creating these posts and I love that they allow me to get more use out of my stamps! Have a great week friends – I can’t believe April is already here tomorrow! Happy Spring! Suzy
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