The Stampin' Up! Art in Bloom Stamp Set is so versatile and it makes every card look like a work of art. Here are just a few ways to use the stamp set -- (1) stamp the delicate floral images on card fronts, (2) stamp the line art images first, then stamp with the solid washed images to quickly add a watercolored look, (3) stamp the line art images and watercolor each flower, (4) stamp the line art images and color with sponge daubers. Don't forget the coordinating Bloom Hybrid embossing folder -- it will give the blooms that extra wow-factor.
Art in Bloom Card Tutorial
Stamp Sets: Art in Bloom, Create with Friends
Dies: Bloom Dies, Stitched Greenery Die
Ink Pads: Polished Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark WaterMark Stamp Pad (embossing ink)
Cardstock: Basic White, Thick Basic White, Basic Black
Embossing Folder(s): Bloom Hybrid EF
Coloring Tools: Sponge Dauber
Embossing Powder: Basics Embossing Powder (white)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (SUCE = sookie)
Anti-Static Powder Pouch or Tool (such as EK Success Powder Tool or Ranger Ink - Anti-Static Pouch)
Coloring with Sponge Daubers
Cardstock Measurements (Imperial)
Card Base: Thick Basic White measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Layer #1: Basic White measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Sentiment: Basic Black
Stamping & Hybrid Embossing and Die Cutting: Basic White
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score/burnish all cardstock as described above
Stamp the three flowers (one, single stamp) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White cardstock
Add Polished Pink ink, with a sponge dauber, to the center area of each flower
Place the coordinating three-flower die in the Bloom Hybrid embossing folder and line up the stamped flowers with the die
Run the Bloom Hybrid embossing folder, die, and stamped flowers through the die cutting machine (how awesome are the results with such gorgeously embossed flowers?)
Run Layer #1 Basic White through the die cutting machine with the Stitched Greenery Die
Adhere Layer #1 to the front of the card base
Arrange the die cut flowers as desired, adhere them together if desired, and adhere to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals
Prep the Basic Black cardstock with an anti-static pouch/tool
Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark are the Basic Black cardstock
Cover the stamped sentiment in white embossing powder and heat until melted
Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge
I've entered this card in The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge -- Challenge #428 - Sketch. Here is the sketch for the challenge.
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