Today’s card features the Pretty Pansies stamp set from Clearly Besotted. This set has a few sentiments, and two larger stamps of flower bunches that make it easy to fill up a card.
I started with an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White #80 Classic Crest cardstock which I placed into a Misti stamping tool. The stamping tool isn’t necessary for this card, but it was helpful to create symmetrical stamping. In hindsight, since I was just making one card, it would have been just as quick and easy to hand stamp.
I position a flower stamp at the corner of the card, with part of it extending off the card. I stamped the image in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink, and then rotated the card 180 degrees to stamp the image again, in the opposite corner.
Then I rotated the card 90 degrees, removed the stamp and positioned the other flower stamp to fill in the empty corner. I stamped the image and then rotated the card 180 degrees to stamp in the opposite, and last open, corner of the card.
For coloring, I used five Copics: RV63, RV66, and RV69 for the pansies, and YG23 and YG17 for the leaves. For both flowers and leaves, I started by adding a solid layer of the lightest color, and then adding flicks of the darker colors from the center, outwards. Then I went back in with the lightest color to blend a little.
With the coloring done, I went back to the Misty and stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black Onyx ink, a pigment ink that remains wet for a little bit. I sprinkled Hero Arts clear embossing powder over the top, and hit it with my heat gun.
I trimmed the panel down to 4″ x 5.25″ inches and then added foam tape to the back before I adhered it to an A2-sized card base. To finish, I added drops of Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops to the centers of each of the flowers.
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