To achieve the varied colors of the flowers, I used two inks, one of which is SSS Doll Pink dye ink. It is also the primary ink that I used in this card for the flowers. I also did two techniques to get the variation. For the first technique, I inked the flower and stamped this onto scrap paper. Without re-inking, I stamped this to a white cardstock. Before lifting up the acrylic block, I positioned the stamp positioner so I can stamp the flower at the exact place. I have no luck in re-stamping clear stamps just by eyeballing, that's why I use this tool. To continue, I re-ink the flower but this time just rolling the stamp onto the same dye ink, just to ink the edges of the flower. With the aid of the stamp positioner, I stamp the flower exactly where I first stamped it.
For the second technique, I inked the flower, then stamp it onto the white cardstock. This will result in a darker tone. Then, using a different shade ink, a darker one preferably, I just roll the flower stamp to this and stamp it exactly where the first impression is. Of course, I did this with the help of the stamp positioner. I just continued doing this until I filled up the white panel with flowers.
I stamped the leaves using the same techniques, too. I created a flower mask because at first, I was planning to stamp the stem which I later decided on not doing. For the stamen, using the same layered ink stamping, I stamped this using white dye ink, then gold pigment ink. I wasn't really planning ahead when I was stamping this. Because after I stamped all the stamen, I decided I wanted to emboss it. If I have to this again, I should have stamped with pigment ink then applied embossing powder before moving on to the next stamen. I will also use the anti-static powder tool in between stamping. Well, some of the powder managed to emboss, which is still okay.
To fill up the spaces, I used the berries. I also added a white dot for added detail. I stamped the sentiment onto a white strip of cardstock, heat embossed this in gold. I added flower sequins to fill the space on the sides of the sentiment. To finish the card, I adhered a pink patterned paper to a notecard, adhered the flower panel onto this using foam for dimension, then adhering the sentiment strip to the bottom third of the card.
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Maria Giselle B.
Stamps: Ellen Hutson Bold Blooms, Impression Obsession Solid Tree Set
Inks: Close To My Heart, Hero Arts White Dye Ink, Michaels, Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink
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