Hi friends! Happy Friday! Can you believe it’s the last day of the year?! Join me in welcoming special guest Suzy Plantamura! Read on and enjoy!
Hi friends! I love making my “one stamp, five ways” guest posts once a month for Simon Says Stamp. I think about what stamp set I want to use that will inspire others and entertain me! Today I used the new Poppies Background stamp which should be back in stock now (it sold very well and ran out for a while!). I loved these large blooms so much that I colored the full 6×6” stamp set 5 times. I’ll start by showing you those colored images first.
Now I will use these five colored images to make cards. I had a lot of “waste” I had spent time coloring (since a card front is smaller than the 6×6” stamp). I made some tags out of these leftover pieces that I’ll show at the end.
As stated above, I stamped this on Neenah white cardstock with MFT Natural Ink for a no-line coloring look. I don’t often use my Copics, so I challenged myself to color one of these with them. And if you look close, you will see that I ended up going in and adding some shading with my colored pencils. It’s an addiction I tell ya! I used a fine tip black marker for the flower centers and I forgot to color the insides of them. I die-cut the original colored image using the SSS A2 Frame Dies. I then die-cut the frame again from white cardstock. I adhered it to a purple cardstock base.
I used the SSS Miss You die by CZ (love ALL her greeting dies!). I die-cut it from white and the same purple and layered that along the bottom of the card. YES, it was hard cutting off and covering much of my colored image! I used a PPP Amethyst jewel over the I and I used some PPP Sparkling Clear Sequins around the sentiment.
I recently bought myself a set of Karin Brushmarkers and I was excited to try them out. I tried using them on all of my watercolor papers and for me they worked best on Ranger Watercolor Paper and Watercolor Paper. I had trouble with them on my expensive Arches and Fabriano Paper as they stained the paper and the color wouldn’t move when you used them directly on the paper. I stamped the Poppies with black ink and then used the markers to color them in. I just love the intensity of the color of these markers!
I die-cut a frame using the MFT A2 Rectangle Frame Set out of black cardstock. I attached that over the colored image. I die-cut a banner using the SSS Word Mix 2 Wafer Dies and I stamped the sentiment using two stamp sets and black ink. I added some PPP Black Jewels around the sentiment.
I used the CZ Nested Tag dies (3 smallest) on all of my leftover colored flowers. I tried to die-cut each card piece above from one side so I had more leftover area to use for tags. I decorated them with different stamped greetings I had from the past, but hadn’t used. I added some sequins and twine to each. They are perfect to add to a gift bag and they took very little extra work!
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The coloring is simply elegant, beqautiful I dont have enough words to explain the beauty of it. I am going to save them and look at them for inspiration. Blessings
Holy wow!!!! These are stunning!
The coloring is superb and the cards are beautiful! Thanks for coloring with the different mediums to show what can be created. The tags are a great bonus and it would have been a shame to waste the beautiful coloring!
Super impressive! Love that stamp.
Amazing! Love the coloring options, love the cards, love the tags! tfs-stay well.
These are beyond fabulous! I love all of them, but the tags are my favorite ?
Suzy, Wow–just stunning! And your coloring is magnificent!
Ohh my Suzy, these cards are stunning and your colouring is fabulous!
Thank you so much for sharing this great inspiration.
Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.
These are absolutely gorgeous! You are a very talented artist, I love the colors and the blending is beautiful. I love the idea of the tags from the left overs. Thanks for sharing these with us.
Spectacular cards! Your coloring is fantastic. Love the stamp, too. Makes me think of Georgia O’Keeffe!
Love the different looks.
These are so so pretty
Simply stunning! I love all of them and especially love that you got so many tags from the leftovers!
These are STUNNING!!! Your coloring is just fabulous and I love how you used the left over pieces.
Beautiful cards Suzy. the coloring is spectacular. Thanks for sharing these with us.
These are ALL absolutely beautiful, Sizy!! Thanks for sharing these beauties!