Hi everyone, today I would like to show you this fun Spring themed flower card using a gorgeous combination of Lindy’s Stamp Gang colors and products.
I started with some Canson XL Watercolor paper (mainly because it’s the same crème colour as the moulds that I will show you later on, you can use any watercolour paper you like though). Before stamping use your anti-static powder tool on the paper. On the watercolour paper I stamped several of the flower and leaf images from the Altenew Blooming Bouquet stamp set, using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear heat embossing afterwards using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Clearly Clear Embossing Powder (I stamp twice over the same image using my MISTI, then sprinkled the embossing powder on, it adheres to the wet ink, tap of the excess and then heat emboss). This way the stamped lines stay nice, crisp and black, no matter how much water I add.
Color the flower and leaf images that you have stamped using some gorgeous Lindy’s Stamp Gang colors: Magical Poppin‘ Pink, Drop Dead Gorgeous Green and Spray Kissin‘ Kenickie Coral. I use a fan brush to transfer some of the powder to my palette, then I add water and mix with a small brush that I also used to paint the images. I feel it’s best to work in layers, especially paying attention to where the shadows of the image would be (for example if the sun would hit the flower from the top left corner, leaves/petals that are on top of each other cast a shadow as well). Work until you like what you have!
If you have lost some of the highlights (sometimes it can be hard to not do that when the images are really small) then now is the time to add them back in using a white Gelly Roll Pen. On the left you can see the images without the highlights and on the right I added the highlights back in.
I created these moulds ahead of time because they need time to dry. The mould shape is from an Ebay seller, I used light weight air drying clay, and when ready I added a coat of The Crafter’s Workshop Clear Gesso to prime the moulds (because I’m going to add lots of water later on and I wanted the moulds to be protected as much as possible, they hold up very nicely I must say). In the end I only used the two larger shapes that you can see in the picture.
I die cut a panel that is two sizes smaller than my card base, from the same watercolor paper that I used before. On this panel I stamped several of the leaf images that I also used before, using Archival Ink the color Watering Can (a grey color). When dry, I adhered the moulds to the paper using The Crafter’s Workshop Matte Gel Medium and a brush (wash the brush afterward).
I also fussy cut the leaves and flowers shapes that I painted before, leaving a small border.
Now I’m going to add color to the background panel with the moulds attached. I used the same three colors that I used on the flowers / leaves. I started with Poppin‘ Pink: I used a fan brush to add some of the powder to my project, then I sprayed with water, which makes the color run, and then I dried when I liked what I had, using a heat tool.
Lastly, I splattered with the bright pink color on the project for some added fun detail (I used the mixture that was left from coloring the flower and I used a brush for splattering).
I totally love how the Lindy’s Stamp Gang colors react with the moulds, the colors stay bright and they adhere perfectly!
Next, I created my sentiment: I used a sentiment from the Kennedy Grace Creations stamp set called Grace’s Little Note, I stamped the text on two pieces of black card stock using VersaMark ink and then I heat embossed using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Purely White embossing powder. To create nice crisp text it’s important to use your anti-static powder tool on the paper before stamping with the ink. Then I trimmed the strips with my scissors in the shape that I wanted.
Now I can put my card together. I die cut a slightly larger mat from some matching dusty pink card stock and adhered the watercolor panel with the moulds on top using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to a crème colored linen textured card base, also using liquid glue.
I created a layout that I liked on top of the moulds using the fussy cut elements and the sentiment and then adhered it using foam tape and Ranger Multi Medium Matte.
And as my finishing touch, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins in different sizes, also adhering them using the Matte Medium.
Some detail pictures:
- Embossing Powder: Clearly Clear, Purely White
- Magical: Poppin’ Pink, Drop Dead Gorgeous Green
- Spray: Kissin‘ Kenickie Coral
- The Crafter’s Workshop Clear Gesso, air dry clay and clay mould, watercolor paper, Altenew Blooming Bouquet stamp set, grey and black ink, The Crafter’s Workshop Gel Medium, Kennedy Grace Creations Grace’s Little Note stamp set, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins
And that’s it for today’s fun project! I wish you a creative day!