Friday, March 13, 2020

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Corporate Blog Post | Breathtaking Bouquet | One Stamp, Three Different Looks

This post originally appeared on the Stampin' Up! Facebook Page in the Notes section on 12th March, 2020. You can see the original post here.

Hello there, stamping friends! Rochelle Blok, here, from Melbourne, Australia. I have the pleasure of sharing my projects with you today for the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team.

Today I’m sharing the beautiful and amazing background stamp from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog, Breathtaking Bouquet. This stunning stamp comes in cling-mount (item 151612) and wood-mount (item 152201) and makes beautiful floral backgrounds that you can use all-year round.

 I’ve used three different coloring techniques to give you three different looks for this amazing background stamp.

 I started my first card by embossing the Breathtaking Bouquet image on Smoky Slate Cardstock (item 131291) with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item 109132). The best way to stamp this large stamp, especially when using the cling stamp, is to use your Stamparatus (item 148187). If you don’t stamp the full image properly the first time, use the Stamparatus to hold your cardstock in place with magnets; then simply stamp until the full image is stamped.

To color the image on this card, I first put down a layer of Whisper White pigment ink (item 147277); I then colored in the image using Flirty Flamingo (147052), Mango Melody (item 147093), Gorgeous Grape (item 147099), and Mossy Meadow (item 147111) inks. Putting down the layer of Whisper White ink, first, allows you to color on colored cardstock and create an opaque look with Stampin’ Up! inks.
To finish off the card, I layered Mint Macaron 1/8" Sheer Linen Ribbon (item 151321) with the Very Vanilla 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim (item 149593), Linen Thread (item 104199), and the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set (item 151595). The label and the bee embellishment both come from the Botanical Prints Product Medley (item 151301). Super cute and super fun to mix things up from different suites and kits.

 By changing up the coloring medium for the second card, I changed the whole look and feel. This time I stamped the Breathtaking Bouquet image on Crumb Cake Cardstock (item 121685) using Memento Tuxedo Black ink (item 132708), then colored in the stamped image with the Stampin’ Blends Markers. Did you know that you can use the Stampin’ Blends on Crumb Cake Cardstock? Give it a go and you’ll be surprised by the whole new look you’ll get with Stampin’ Blends colors.

For each “color” on the card, I’ve used three Stampin’ Blends Markers to create a bigger graduation of color from dark to light.

Blends Used -

Pink Floweres -  Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (item 149572), Flirty Flamingo Light Stampin’ Blends Marker (item 147031)
Purple Flowers - Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack (item 147276), Purple Posy Light Stampin’ Blends Marker (item 149564)
Yellow Flowers -  Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (item 147945), So Saffron Light Stampin’ Blends Marker (item 149555)
Leaves -  Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (item 148547), Granny Apple Green Light Stampin’ Blends Marker (item 146876).

To add to the “grunge” look of the card, I splattered a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (item 100082) over the card by flicking the brush tip end, then finished off with an embossed sentiment from the Band Together Stamp Set (item 149231), Gold Sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins (item 151325), Rococo Rose Scalloped 1/2" (1.3 cm) Linen Ribbon (item 149704), and some Gold Glimmer Paper (item 146958) die cut with one of the dies from the Painted Labels Dies (item 151605).

My last card was heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, but this time it is on my all-time favorite white cardstock—Shimmery White (101910). I use Shimmery White for nearly everything, and the subtle shimmer is just beautiful. The thing I love most about this cardstock is that you can watercolor on it. It’s not the same as using watercolor paper, and you do have to watch the amount of water you use—but yes, you can watercolor on it and get beautiful results.

I like to watercolor by first heat embossing the image; this holds the color in the part of image that you are coloring. I first brush a light layer of water on the image, then dip my Aqua Painter (103954) in the desired color. I lightly drop the color into the layer of water and watch the color being pulled through the water to color the image. For the image in this card, I’ve used Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Highland Heather (item 147103), and Garden Green (item 147089) inks. Finish off the card with some ribbon, trim, die cuts, and a sentiment, and you’ve got a pretty card ready to mail.

I do hope that I’ve inspired you today with the Breathtaking Bouquet Background Stamp and some different coloring techniques. By changing the products with each card, it’s amazing how you can completely change the look, yet still use the same stamp. Why not try this amazing stamp with your favorite colors and see what look you come up with?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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1 comment:

  1. These are beyond beautiful! And the three different looks are all fabulous.


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