am I to use this LARGE flower stamp??? But, I had to have it due to my love for watercoloring. And this stamp, From the Garden (hostess set level 1), yells out “color me”.
I originally wanted to use it for the wsc, but realized that the size of it just wouldn’t work for the sketch. So, I made my mom a Mothers Day Card.
If you look closely, I wanted the leaves and flower petals to pop in and out of the frame/border of the main image. It really added a lot of dimension to the flower.
I started with an Old Olive CS base measuring 5″ x 8-1/4″ folded in half (I know, weird dimensions, but it’s an odd-large flower image). Rose Red CS 3-7/8″ x 4-3/4″ adhered to card base. Next layer is So Saffron CS 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and used Scor-Pal to score lattice lines (hard to see due to the flower covering up). You can see a tutorial on Debbie Olson’s blog on how to achieve this look. Adhered stamped flower (will talk about that in next paragraph). Had to carefully cut a Pumpkin Pie CS that is 1/8″ wide to fit as a mini frame that would weave in and out of the flower image. Stamped “Mother” from Everyday Flexible Phrases stamp set.
For the ginormo-flower, I stamped it twice on Shimmery White CS with Stazon Jet Black ink (one time for the flower and one time for the leaves). I used an Aqua-Painter for coloring. For the flower, I used stampin’ pads Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Ruby Red inks. For the leaves, I used stampin’ pads Old Olive and Always Artichoke inks. I cut out the flower and set aside. To the leaves, I added Glassy Glaze Enamel and created the cracked glass technique to them. Sponged on some extra Always Artichoke ink to add some extra detail to the cracks. Carefully cut out the leaves. Adhere the flower on top of the leaves as they would appear originally. Adhere to card weaving leaves and petals inside and out of the Pumpkin Pie CS mini frame.
I have come to the conclusion that this is a great image for scrapbooking. Will have to play around more to see what other cards I can make this this flower:)