Hi friends! Today the newest STAMPtember product is a collaboration with Pretty Pink Posh. My two favorite companies have created a beautiful floral stamp set called Pansies. I just want to start out by warning you, these exclusive stamp sets sell out fast and are never re-stocked, so if you want to buy it, do it soon. I keep missing out on some of the ones I want this month! I have a "one stamp, five ways" post to share with you today with six cards! Here is an image of the stamp set which also comes as a bundle with dies:
And here are some of my colored pansy images:
I ended up coloring quite a few more as I used so many on my very busy cards! I tried several different coloring techniques which I'll review below, but all of the ones above are colored with colored pencils, my current addiction!
I made this card with the PPP Window Frames die. I used the Stacked Edges 2 die along the bottom - it just needed something, so I ended up tying some twine on top of it as well. The sentiment is from the PPP Encouraging Greetings stamp set. I used SSS Deep Purple Ink to stamp it. The pansy's on this image are all colored with colored pencils over MFT Natural Ink for a no line coloring look. I used a white uniball on them as well. I finished with jewels in Pansy Purple and Amethyst.
I made the background for this card using Distress Oxide Inks in Lemonade, Mustard Seed, and Fossilized Amber. I rubbed them all on a piece of white cardstock using a Ranger Blending Tool. I also colored all of these images with colored pencils - once I added the purple colors, I used a white colored pencil to blend them and lighten them. I often use white or a light color of pencil over darker colors to lighten and blend. I stamped these images with MFT Natural Ink, but then I wanted them to have outlines, so I doodled them with a fine tip black marker. I stamped the sentiment using the Simple Sayings Kind stamp set and the same Royal Crush embossing powder - it looks a little lighter over the yellow. I finished the card with some jewels in Pansy Purple and Amethyst.
I just want to publicly announce that this shaker card looks much better in person. I shook the sequins around before I shot a photo and they make it look way too busy this way. When they are floating to the bottom, the words stand out on the card much better. So sorry for the bad photo! I used the PPP Stitched Pieces die for the shaker. I die-cut the Thankful For You die out of green cardstock and glued one of the pieces to each window. The flowers are all stamped with MFT Natural Ink again and colored with colored pencils. This time I colored them with just lines, not blending the lines together and I left some white areas as well to look more like real petals. Again I outlined them all with a fine tip black marker. I often don't like the harsh lines of black stamping, but I don't mind the fine lines of outlining stamps with a really fine tip marker. I'm weird I know! haha I used quite a few different sequins and jewels in the shaker all in the supply list below.
This is my random stamped card in a different way than usual. I stamped all of the images with embossing ink using my Misti (placing them together like a puzzle) and embossed with the same Royal Crush embossing powder. I watercolored the images in with Daniel Smith purple watercolors in a messy fashion. I painted the background with light blue. I then used pencils to add some shading on the flowers. The sentiment is from the Simple Sayings Life stamp set and I stamped it on a rectangle from the PPP Storybook 1 die using Royal Crush Embossing Powder. I used the PPP Stacked Edges 1 dies for the white cardstock border under the sentiment. I stamped it with the same WOW embossing powder. I added some Purple Pansy and Amethyst Jewels.
CARD 5 AND 6:
I ended up making two versions of this same card each slightly different. I loved how it turned out, but wanted to try it a little differently, so I started over and then ended up liking both versions so you get both in this post! ha
I started with a card size piece of cardstock and I drew pencil lines on it at .75" and 3" from the left side. I then cut two pieces of scrap paper and used my Misti magnets to hold the papers down to block the rest of the card. I then stamped all of the images in a random fashion over the open space between the two lines with black ink. I then drew black lines along my two pencil lines. I colored all of the images in with Copic markers this time, but I like petal lines, so I ended up using some colored pencils over the markers. But I did end up with some brighter colored flowers this way. I also colored around the flowers covering the entire block with light colors of Copic markers. I cut the word love out of the PPP Love Shaker die twice and glued them together. I then used Copics to color the last two letters in the word. I glued that to the top of the card. I finished with three colors of jewels - watermelon, purple pansy and amethyst.
For this version, I drew my pencil lines at the same spots, but I stamped the images with MFT Natural Ink. I colored them with colored pencils entirely. I then outlined them and the edges of the stamped area with a fine tip black marker. This time I left the background around the flowers white. I stamped a sentiment from the PPP Love Sentiments stamp set using Intense black ink on an inside piece from the Stitched Pieces die. I finished with some Sparkling Clear Sequin Mix.
Which card did you like the best? I definitely preferred the last two and I'm glad I broke out of my typical card designs and tried something new. I feel like I get in a design rut sometimes, so I am going to challenge myself to try something I've never tried on each of my posts. This is a one layer design that I will definitely use again and again as I really like how it looks. Thank you so much for visiting tonight (or today?) and all of the products I used on these cards are linked below to the SSS store. Have a great day! Suzy