Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Birthday Blooms

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The card today uses the Birthday Blooms stamp set, Watercolor Pencils, and a technique call Spotlight.  Basically, you have a line art image stamped in the background.  Then, either another piece of cardstock, die cut, or punch piece is stamped again and colored.  Then, it is layered on top of the first image so only part of the image is colored.

  • Stamp Sets – Birthday Blooms (wood 140655, clear 140658)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Watercolor Paper (122959)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival (140931)
  • Misc. – Watercolor Pencils (141709); Blender Pens (102845); Metallics Sequin Assortment (138390); Fine-Tip Glue (138309), Dimensionals (104430)

  • Whisper White Card Stock: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Watercolor Paper: 2” x 4 ½”

  1. Stamp the blossom image in the center of the white cardstock base using Basic Black Archival ink.  Let dry.
  2. Stamp the blossom image in the center of the watercolor paper using Basic Black Archival ink.  Let dry.
  3. Color in the flower petals using the Melon Mambo watercolor pencil. Color in the flower center using the Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil.  Color in the leaves using the Old Olive watercolor pencil. Lay the pencil on the artists detail lines.  Use the Blender Pen to spread the color and remove the pencil marks.  Be sure to clear your Blend Pen between colors. 
  4. Adhere the watercolor paper layer directly over the stamped image on the white cardstock base using Dimensionals. Be careful to mimic the image as closely as possible. 
  5. Stamp the “For You” greeting in the upper right corner of the white card base using Basic Black Archival ink. Let dry.
  6. Adhere white sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment, as shown, using Fine-Tip Glue. Let dry.
  7. Add rhinestones near the sequins, as shown.