I haven't been crafting for a while but I bought new stuff in the mean time and so I finally ordered these flower stamps by Tim Holtz. I always wanted those, but it seems the got discontinued, because it was terribly hard to find them.
I started of by stamp one flower onto watercolor paper with Archival Ink, and stamped again onto some post-it paper, because I want to do some masking. I fuzzy cut the flower from the post-it paper and placed my mask onto the first flower. Then I stamped again and again until I was satisfied with the arrangement of the flowers. I added some stems and let it all dry for just a few minutes.
This is what I love about this set, the seperate flower heads and the stem pieces. So you can mix and match from a flower background to a whole bouquet or just a single flower.
I watercolored the flowers and the background with Distress Inks. Since I wanted to create some Cherry flowers (I think the stamp is supposed to be a poppy) I looked up some reference pictures and chose spun sugar for the main color and added some picked raspberry mixed with a little bit of aged mahogany for the center of the flowers. For a soft sky background I used tumbled glass.
To finish the card I die cut the word 'hello' from a light pinkish colored piece of cardstock twice, glued them together and onto the card. Then I coated the word with glossy accents.
This is it for today :D
I hope you're having a great and creative day
See you soon
Materials I used:
paper: watercolor cardstock
stamps: flower garden (CMS215) by Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection
Inks: Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger
Distress Inks: Aged Mahogany, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey
dies: hello there die-namics by My Favorite Things
misc: glossy accents, post-it notes paper (for masking)