Let’s jump right in with this one first!
I used the Mixed Flower Bouquet stamps and coordinating die to create this card and as with all of the cards I’m sharing today, I stamped on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock because I did all my coloring and painting with Arteza Real Brush markers and a paint brush. This paper is the best I’ve tried for allowing waterbased pigments to move and blend without a ton of water involved.
I used a palette of grey, brown, tan and ochre to color and paint this image, then die cut it with the coordinating die. I die cut 3 more layers to adhere behind the colored image to add some interest and dimension to the card.
I used the “thanks” stamp in the set to add my sentiment. There is also a “thanks” die included although I didn’t use it for my cards today.
Because of the photo editing it’s not as noticeable in the photo as in real life, but I trimmed one side of the card panel and shifted it sideways for a more clean and modern interest, as well as adding the black and white patterned paper strip along the bottom. Before adhering the stamped and die cut image, I splattered with black paint, and to complete the card I added some clear sparkle sequins.
For my second card I stamped the Greenhouse Society Mixed Flower Bouquet image onto Bristol Smooth cardstock again, this time heat embossing with platinum embossing powder. I colored and blended with Arteza Real Brush markers again, using more traditional floral colors this time.
I used those same colors to paint puddles and streaks on some watercolor paper for the background panel. I splattered with black ink again, but added more water to the pigment so that it dried back more grey than black.
Because of the busy background I chose to elevate the stamped and die cut image with more layers of die cuts adhered behind again. I used the same “thanks” sentiment stamp from the set and heat embossed with more platinum embossing powder. I trimmed all four sides and matted the card panel with a coordinating shade of gold/ochre cardstock and adhered all the layers together.
Now, onto the Some Bunnies stamps and die set in the Animal House release! For this card I stamped onto Bristol Smooth cardstock and die cut two of each of the three bunnies. Coloring these went very quickly as all I had to do was add some light grey shading and pink ears, cheeks and noses!
I layered them all in a row and adhered them to some cute, pink patterned paper. I stamped one of the fun sentiments in this set on a coordinating piece of patterned paper and simply added a pink painted die cut heart to embellish and complete the card.
My last card is fun! I dug into my older TT stamps and found “I might love you more than chocolate” in the sassy You Aren’t Normal sentiment stamps set. That got me to thinking of chocolate bunnies. Ones with their butt bitten off!
I colored each of the three bunnies in the set with dark and light shades of brown, adding highlights with more water, then fussy cut them even though there are coordinating dies. I just found that they looked better this way, and that I could more easily feature the bite marks in the one bunny. I did that by drawing the scalloped line with a black marker, cutting it out, then going back with the side of the black marker running it along the cut edges of all the bunny outlines so the white core of the cardstock wouldn’t show.
I die cut the word BUNNIES from all the colors of cardstock in the rainbow, using the Waffle Flower Cutaway Alpha dies. Next, I stamped the sentiment onto a label shaped die cut and heat embossed with chocolate brown embossing powder before adhered the letters and bunnies to the shaped card panel. For the background I dry embossed a basket weave design (old WeRMemory Keepers in my stash) to bring to mind Easter candy baskets, then adhered everything to a white card base.
That’s it for me today! You can find all of these products in the Technique Tuesday shop and I encourage you to explore the option of subscribing to any or all of the four subscription choices offered in order to get some great products every month at a reduced rate! Greenhouse Society, Animal House, Memory Keepers and Fresh Cut Studio.
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