Hi there! I hope you’re week is going well!
Today’s card uses a few stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp: the flower comes from Even More Spring Flowers, the stem comes from More Spring Flowers, and the sentiment comes from Kind Flowers.
I wanted to try the Negative Space Coloring technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated in her YouTube video. I had trouble getting a smooth blend, but I really hated to give up so I just kept going.
I started with a square piece of Stratchmore Bristol Smooth cardstock onto which I stamped the flower in Ink on 3’s Fadeout Ink which is Copic-friendly. I used a Misti stamping tool because it was important to be able to re-stamp the image later on in the exact same place. I masked a small part of the flower so that I could hand-stamp the stem without overlapping the petals.
Then, using Copic markers V22, V25, and V28, I colored the negative space. I tried my best to blend smoothly where the colors overlapped, but as you can see, it was a struggle. When I felt I couldn’t do any better, I treated the piece with an anti-static powder tool and placed the piece back into the Misti. This time I stamped with VersaMark ink and poured Hero Arts gold embossing powder over top and hit it with a heat gun.
I realized then that re-stamping the stem perfectly would be difficult so instead, I used a Ranger bullet tip Perfect Medium pen to draw over the lines of the stem. This pen is similar to a VersaMark pen. I poured the same embossing powder over top and melted with a heat gun.
I then stamped the sentiment in Altenew Moon Rock ink. I think this warm gray color works nicely with the violets.
Then I added foam tape to the back of the flower piece and adhered it to the card front and then in turn adhered the card front flush to an A2-sized card base. And that finished up the card.
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