Today’s card is my first attempt at stamping with Tombow Dual Brush pens. I chose simple Spring Tulips from Clearly Besotted, and a sentiment from the Lovely stamp set from Essentials by Ellen at Ellen Hutson.
I used a Misti stamping tool for this card. I think a stamp positioning tool was essential as I had to stamp multiple times.
I started with an A2-sized piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. I placed the stamp into the Misti and then colored the lines of one flower at a time with Blush (772). I stamped quickly, before the ink dried. In some cases, I found it helpful to breath onto the stamp to add a bit of moisture before I stamped. I did this for each of the flowers, and the stems for which I used Green Ochre (076). I had to stamp many many times to get a good line.
Then, I used the same Tombow pens to color in the flowers, stems, and leaves. I used a fine Pentel Aquash waterbrush pen to move the color around, and I went back in with the Tombow pens to intensify some of the areas to create shading.
To ground the flowers, I lightly drew a few wide lines of Green Ochre at the bottom of the stems and then pulled the color downward with the waterbrush.
I stamped the sentiment in Altenew Moon Rock dye and then trimmed the card front to 4″ wide. I adhered it to an A2-sized piece of Recollections gray kraft cardstock, and then adhered that, in turn, to an A2-sized card base. And that finished up today’s card.
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