Love Cards

Love You


Hello again!

I just love this big floral stamp from the Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Flowers stamp set.  It’s been at arms length for months, having last been used in August, and I finally decided it just needed to be colored again 🙂

I stamped the image in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink onto Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock.  Then I used RV25, RV55, RV17, and just a touch of RV69 to color the blooms.  I love that the stamp is so detailed that you don’t have to figure out for yourself where to shade!

For the leaves and closed blooms, I used G40, G43, and G46.  When I fignished coloring, I went back in with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen and added white dots to the stamen.

I hemmed and hawed over what sentiment to use.  I decided that I liked the contrast of this bold font from the Simon Says Stamp Love You Like stamp set paired with the soft flowers.  I also hemmed and hawed over whether to use the stamp, or the coordinating sentiment die.  I settled on stamping for a one-layer card and used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.  Since I stamped over part of the floral, I used a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen to outline the tail of the u so that it wouldn’t get lost.

To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks so very much for visiting!


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