Happy to have you back for day #3 of the Ink to Paper December release. Today we are introducing Dainty Daisies stamp set and dies + To Die For Sentiments: Never Too Far dies + Lift Me Up stamp set and dies.
It's my turn to do the Featured Post tips for the Dainty Daisies stamps and Never Too Far die on the ITP blog and I will include them in this post as well.
This card started by color blending with distress oxide inks on Bristol Smooth watercolor paper. I get the best results with ink blending when I use this combination!
I then adhered the Skinny Heart Frame and adhered the daisies around the sentiment. I popped several of them with foam tape to add more dimension.
I like to layer at least two (and sometimes three) sentiments together to give them more "substance" with handling.
STAMPS: Dainty Daisies
INK: Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint distress oxide inks
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Bristol Smooth Surface watercolor
DIES: Dainty Daisies, To Die For Sentiments: Never Too Far, Border Bling: Skinny Hearts Frame
OTHER: Nuvo Jewel Drops: Rosewater
1. A great way to add texture to flower centers is to add liquid enamel accents or Nuvo drops.
2. After stamping a lighter color ink onto the flowers and leaves, add a second color in a darker shade with a sponge dauber to get some color variation.
3. Die cut sentiments will stand out more prominently if you adhere at least two or three dies together.
4. Pop several of the daisies up using foam tape for added dimension.
5. Spray adhesive works well to adhere a large intricate die. Keep an old cardboard box handy to keep spray from getting onto unwanted surfaces.
You can see the color variation better on this card which is a result of stamping with a lighter color then sponging a bit of a darker shade on the same stamp.
<---Here is a photograph of the inside of the card.
STAMPS: Dainty Daisies
INK: Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides
PAPER: Bitty Big: Harvest Gold, Stampers Select White, Enchanted Evening
DIES: XO Heart Frames, Dainty Daisies
OTHER: Lemon Twist Enamel Accents
This is a whimsical stamp set with sentiments that are so timely during this time of distancing and staying at home while the corona virus continues to rage around us!
The images are very easy to color with Copics and the patterned papers made it easy to coordinate the colors.
STAMPS: Lift Me Up, Dear Friend
INK: Fine Linen, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, True Black
PAPER: Text Style: Fall Prints + Patterns, Fine Linen, Terracotta Tile, Stampers Select White, X-Press It Blending Card
DIES: Border Bling: Diamonds, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles, Lift Me Up, Dear Friend
OTHER: Oval punches, Copics
Hope to see you back tomorrow for the final day of reveals! You'll see a really sweet set with dainty hearts and branches!