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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Birthday Blooms

Birthday Blooms is such a lovely Stamp set, with pretty flowers that can be coloured in or left as an outline and some basic sentiments (which I prefer) in a really nice font.

So if you love colouring (or not...) this is a great stamp set.

Stamp Set: Birthday Blooms
Card stock: Night of Navy & Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy & Versa Mark
Tools: Decorative Label Punch
Extras: White Embossing Powder & Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Techniques: Heat Embossing & Sponging

Stamp Set: Birthday Blooms
Card stock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White & Basic Black
Ink: Versa Mark, White Craft, Smoky Slate & Basic Grey
Tools: Heat Tool
Extras: White Embossing Powder 
Techniques: Heat Embossing & Watercolouring

Stamp Set: Birthday Blooms
Card stock: Tip Top Taupe & Very Vanilla 
Ink: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Always Artichoke & Versa Mark
Tools: Heat Tool
Extras: White Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Bakers Twine, Gold Sequins & Gold Wink of Stella
Techniques: Heat Embossing, Sponging & Watercolouring with no black outline Technique

Stamp Set: Birthday Blooms & Oh What Fun
Card stock: Night Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green & Crumb Cake
Ink: Night Garden Green, Cherry Cobler, Elegant Eggplant & Versa Mark
Tools: Heat Tool
Extras: Gold Embossing Powder
Techniques: Heat Embossing, Sponging & Watrcolouring

Stamp Set: Birthday Blooms
Card stock: Watermelon Wonder, Smoky Slate & Whisper White
Ink: Versa Mark, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder & smoky Slate
Tools: Heat Tool & Decorative Label Punch
Extras: Silver Embossing Powder & Silver Metalic Thread
Techniques: Heat Embossing & Watrcolouring

 This is a sliding easel card, & there aren't any photos of the card opened on here yet... but there will be in soon in another post. 

Update: To see this sliding easel card open click here.

Embossing the outline not only looks good, it creates a little barrier which help to keep within the lines. Here I've use Watermelon Wonder & Crushed Curry to create a two toned flower.

For a softer - lighter colour you can dilute the ink by adding a little more water before applying it.
I like to do this on only a portion of the ink pad lid, that way I've still got some full strength ink to use if I need it.

Starting on the outside edges, work your way into the petal letting the colour fade out before filling in the whole petal.
 I find working in a small circular motion can use up the colour quicker if you don't want the entire section coloured.
 Tip: If you keep the brush tip moving on the card (even if it's not fast), you'll be less likely to end up with a streaky or patchy finish.
You can always darken the tips by picking up the undiluted ink and applying over the top.

Deeper colour on the tip of the petal.

The crushed Curry may only need to be applied once if diluted to a medium intensity.

Start applying the crushed curry from the inside of the petal and work your way out. The colour should fade out as they overlap.
Remember; I have just used whisper white card stock here (not watercolour paper), so it can only handle so much water & ink. If its over worked it may start to pill a bit.

Stamp Set: Birthday Blooms
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride & Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Versa Mark, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi & Cucumber Crush
Tools: Heat Tool & Decorative Label Punch
Extras: Clear Embossing Powder & Washi Tape
Techniques: Heat Embossing & Watrcolouring

Like the previous project this is a two toned petal- flower & leaves, done the same way.

Birthday Blooms...

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