Friday, August 10, 2018

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Coneflower Happy Birthday Watercolor and Stencil Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a small tutorial to share with you on how I created my card.

Here is a look at the card I designed.  It looks pretty simple but it does have a couple of techniques going on.  I wanted the flower to take center stage but I also wanted a soft background instead of just a white background.

The flower image is from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Thank You For Caring Coneflower SS-019 stamp set.  I stamped and heat embossed the image on to a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper using  Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - Clear.  Then I stamped the image onto a couple of post-it notes and fussy cut it out to create a mask.  Usually I like to use the Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper but I'm currently out of the masking paper.  The masking paper is so quick and easy to use.  I placed the mask on top of the stamped image.  Then I taped the stencil in place over the paper.  The stencil I used is the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Woodgrain.  As you can see the paper is larger then the stencil so I did have to re-position the stencil a couple of times and continue to add the ink.  For the stenciled background I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone along with the Mini Ink Blending Tools to add the ink.

After the stenciling was done I removed the mask.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Squeezed LemonadeFossilized AmberCarved PumpkinTwisted CitronMowed Lawn and Walnut Stain to watercolor the flower image.

Once all of the watercolor was done then I added Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the flower image.  Here is a close up so you can see some of the sparkle. 

Here is a close up of the finished card.  I also decided to add a layer of Ranger Glossy Accents to the flower.

To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps All Occasion Sentiments SET 1 SS-030 with VersaMark Ink onto black cardstock and then heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - White.  I trimmed the black cardstock down and added some May Arts Gold Metallic String.  I also added some May Arts Ribbon Sampler - Delicate Vintage Lace and a few Simple Stories So Fancy Enamel Dots.  The card base is a black A2 top folding card.

Thank so much for joining me today!  I hope you enjoyed today's card share and tutorial.  All of the supplies used to create the card are listed and linked below and can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Much love, hugs, and blessings,

Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Thank You For Caring Coneflower SS-019, All Occasion Sentiments SET 1 SS-030
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Cardstock - White, Black
Ink/Pens:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain, VersaMark Ink, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Ribbon:  May Arts Ribbon Sampler - Delicate Vintage Lace, May Arts Gold Metallic String
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - Clear, Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - White, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Woodgrain, Mini Ink Blending Tools, Mini Stamp Platform, Simple Stories So Fancy Enamel Dots, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape, EZ Runner, Paint Brush, Post-It Notes, Heat Tool


  1. This is beautiful Heidi and thanks for the great tutorial. I think I will have to try this! TFS!

  2. once again, I need to step outside the box and try a new technique..... stenciling the background! thanks for the idea. (gail) great card by the way.


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