Hi Crafty Friends,
Spring is emerging and getting ready to burst into color. So today we thought we would share a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Pinkfresh’s Blooming Bouquet stamp and die set. This set includes two stunning bouquets with wonderful sentiments, along with a matching die.
I chose the tidy bunch of flowers stamp to begin. I wanted to be sure to get a good impression of the flowers so with a hot-pressed watercolor panel in my stamp positioner, I stamped them with Versamark ink a couple of times. Next, I used two colors of embossing powder. First, the Wendy Vecchi Leaf Green on just the lower stems, then I sprinkled Ranger Rose Gold embossing powder on the rest of the stamp, tapped it off and heat embossed it.
Then I began to watercolor the flowers. I used a few Papertrey ink cubes for the watercolors by smooshing a square on my glass mat, then adding a bit of water to loosen the color and set to work painting the flowers. You can see the colors I used in the ‘Goodies Used list’ below.
Once all the coloring was done, I die cut the bouquet with the matching die, then adding a little of my own fussy-cutting around buds for a little more definition.
For the background, I used a piece of Bristol paper and blended a few of the colors I had previously used, then added some ‘intentional’ splatters by using the splatter stamp in Concord & 9th’s Brushed Blooms set and Smokey Shadow ink. With the background done, I adhered the bouquet in place with a bit of foam tape.
Next, I created a border that I had cut from a fabulous cardstock, Smoke Gray. It is extra heavy, really meant for letterpress. But because it is an extra heavy cardstock when die-cut it creates a deep and beautiful impression! I used the Penny Black Stitched Loops frame dies to cut this extra-special border.
With all the major pieces done, I started to assemble by first using a white base, then mounting the background with the bouquet on top. The border was added with some foam tape.
All that was left was to cut a couple of bows from the Ink To Paper Birthday Bouquet die set, color them with a few Copic markers and add a sentiment.
Just a note: Though the stamp set has several awesome sentiments, I wanted to keep it ultra-simple by adding my own short sentiment. ♥