While I was in my local Michael’s store I saw the Stampendous Lovely Garden stamp set and decided to give it a try. I love big flower images and this one comes with matching dies. One thing I really like about Stampendous dies is that they don’t leave a border around the die cut, but rather cut right up to the stamped image.
I decided to watercolor the flowers and leaves and so I stamped them with VersaFine Black Ink on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper and then heat embossed them with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder. To color the flowers I used Tombo Markers 452 Process Blue, 528 Navy Blue, 620 Lilac, 679 Dark Plum, 158 Dark Olive, and 228 Gray Green. Once the flowers were dry I die cut them with the matching dies.
A side fold A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. I arranged the flowers and leaves the way I liked them to determ the placement of the sentiment, which is from C. C. Designs Amy R Great Birthday Greetings. It was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.
The largest flower and the leaves were adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the smaller flower and adhered to the cardbase. Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Sequins were scattered around the flowers and leaves and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.
I like the way the large flowers take center stage on the card.
- Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
- Gina K. Designs 120# White
- VersaFine Black Ink
- Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
- Stampendous Lovely Garden
- Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
- Tombo Markers: 452 Process Blue, 528 Navy Blue, 620 Lilac, 679 Dark Plum, 158 Dark Olive, and 228 Gray Green
- 3M ½” Foam Tape
- Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Sequins