Hi Creative Friends,
Recently Concord & 9th released a beautiful floral stamp and die set called Blended Petals. I fell in love! There are so many ways you can use it. I chose three ways, along with a few different techniques, to show you in this latest video.
The video link and a few close-ups are below. I hope you will take a look and let me know your favorite!
I had so much fun making these cards. I loved using the stamp press for a quick watercolor technique.
As you saw, for two of these card designs I used a stamp press. I saw this technique used by Dawn at WPlus9 and I thought it was brilliant! It is a quick and easy way to watercolor. You can use a solid or outline stamp like this one. You can also use a stamp positioner for this technique. If you do, be sure to ink the stamp, spritz it, stamp it and color in the flowers all before you peel the stamp off and reposition it for the next stamping.
For the first card, I inked a watercolor panel several times, then moved the ink around to color the flowers. A second flower stamping was done on a separate piece of watercolor paper, watercolored the same way, dried, then cut out using the matching die set.
The inks I used were Saltwater Taffy, Festive Berries, Wild Honey, and Evergreen Bough distress inks. So you will have a choice, I have included the mini size as well as the full-sized ink pads in the supply list below.
This first card also features a few butterflies from the die set, Soaring (see supply list), and a sentiment that was stamped with Festive Berries and cut out with a die included in the set.
This next card uses the new Concord & 9th turnabout stamp set. I stamped it first with Antique Linen distress ink, then turned the paper clockwise and stamped again using a pale pink ink, Sweet Blush.
I used the large “Just Because” sentiment included in the Blended Petals stamp set. I used the three colors of ink (Antique Linen, Saltwater Taffy, and Festive Berries) to create an ombre effort for the sentiment. It was cut out using a matching die.
My final card was a little different. I watercolored a pretty edge to a watercolor panel using the same three colors as before. I let it dry, then stamped the floral stamp using Versafine Black Onyx ink. A few ‘intentional’ ink splatters were stamped.
By the way, if you want to have some ‘intentional’ ink splatters too, you can find them in the Brushed Blossoms or Fine Line Florals stamp set, and as an extra bonus, you get flower stamps and other goodies in the stamp set. I have added both sets to the supply list below so you can take a look.
The panel and a 1″ diagonally striped border were mounted onto a white card panel, wrapped a few times with baker’s twine and a sweet tag for a sentiment.
That completes my projects for today. I hope it inspired you to jump in and create your own version. And, don’t forget to let me know your favorites too! ♥
2 thoughts on “Triple your pleasure – Blended Petals 3 ways”
Oh, so beautiful, Shauna! I LOVE the messy watercoloring and can’t wait to try that technique!
Thanks for letting us know your favorite! I like the messy watercolor too.
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