Friday, January 27, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbons Store - Altenew Live Life In Full Bloom Card and Tutorial

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, for my Stamp Simply Ribbon Store post I have a fun and very shimmery card and tutorial to share with you.

Here is the card I designed using the Altenew Dahlia Blooms Clear Stamps.  There are a few steps to this card but I promise they are all easy and well worth the outcome.

To start I stamped the flowers and leaves on to some post-it notes and then fussy cut.  If you don't have any post-it notes you can also use some printer/copy paper and a two way glue pen.  **Edit--I just wanted to let everyone know Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper is now available in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  You can click HERE to find it.  These pieces will be used to mask off the stamping on the card in front and to layer the stamps.  I stamped the first flower with VersaMark ink.  Then, I added Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  Then I added the mask on top of the flower on the card front and stamped another flower right next to it.  I removed the mask and then added more embossing powder and heat set the powders.  I repeated this step several times with the flowers and leaves. Just make sure you have a mask in place anytime you are stamping the images that overlap each other.

Once all of the embossing was done then I colored over all of the flowers and leaves with the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen,  You just have to stay within the outer outline parts of the flower and leaves so it goes pretty quick to color them in.  The flowers on the right have just the wink of stella on them.  Next, I used a water brush and added some DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gold Rush to each of the petals and leaves.  This isn't anything fancy and there is no real technique.  I just started at the back of each petal/leaf and lightly pounced the water brush with the gold rush to add some color and then worked towards the front of the petal and the color will get lighter.  If the color gets too dark for your liking just take a paper towel and press down on the area to pick up the color.  Also the more water you add the lighter the gold will appear.

Now, I will say this was a little hard to photograph and some of the pictures the gold looks more like a yellow gold but in real life it isn't that bold.  I tried to tweak some of the pictures in photoshop but sometimes deep pink and red colors can be a bit hard to photograph.  But I wanted to let you know it's not as bold as it might look.

In this picture all of the leaves and flowers are colored.

Here is a close up.

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of  Vellum with VersaMark ink.  Then, I added Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  I folded the vellum around to the back and taped it in place.  I also used some Bazzill Gold Mirror paper for a second layer on the card.

Here is a close up.  I added a few 5mm Crystal Cup Sequins.

I added the card front to a top folding A2 landscape white card base.  

I hope you enjoyed the card and tutorial.  This is an easy way to add LOTS of shimmer to you card.

Check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting goodies.  Also, hop on over to the Stamp Simply blog to see more inspiration from the design team.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  Altenew Dahlia Blooms Clear Stamps
Paper:  Bazzill Gold Mirror, Vellum, Cardstcok - Deep Rose, White
Ink:  VersaMark
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Water Brush, DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gold Rush, 5mm Crystal Cup Sequins, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L E-Z Runner, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares


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