Sunday, July 25, 2021

Color Inspired Greeting Card

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. I have a new card created with the colors of the latest Color Hues challenge, Lime Green and Aqua, as inspiration. 

I am using the Trinity Stamps Crafty Post 3x4 Stamp & Postcard Die Bundle. I created my own background by repeatedly stamping the postage stamp on a watercolor paper cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the image. I used the Misti Stamping Tool so I can move my paper in relation to the stamp and hopefully come up with equal spacing in between the stamped impression. The Misti Stamping Tool also helped me re-stamp the image again especially on this textured paper. 

After I filled up most of the panel, I sped dry the panel with the heating tool. I colored the image with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass to follow the color scheme. 

I heat embossed a scrap white cardstock with Wow! Embossing Powders Jealous Guy and Primary Blue Topaz. I am just so lucky that I have embossing powders that match the color scheme. I die cut the embossed cardstock with the heart die in the set. To make the hearts puffier looking, I added two more layers of embossing powder. I adhered this to the center of the postage stamp image.

I colored the background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye. 

For the sentiment, I die cut the word Hello, which is also included in the set, on black cardstock and a teal cardstock. I adhered three layers of this sentiment die cut with the black die cut on top creating some dimension. I cut the shadow on white cardstock. 

I masked a part of the stamp to create the strip sentiment. I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I heat embossed this with clear embossing powder. I die cut this using a sentiment strip die. I adhered this to the watercolored panel with the sentiment strip tucked in between the Hello sentiment die cut and the shadow die.

I trimmed off a fourth of an inch from the edges. I adhered this to a teal cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I added some shimmer to the word Hello using Zig Wink Of Stella Shimmer Pen.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope this card gives you some inspiration on how to use your small stamp images into creating your own made background. 

I added the link above to the Trinity Stamp product I used on this card which is highlighted for your convenience. There is no additional cost to you should you decide to purchase this product. Thank you for your support. And, as always, have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. What is it about a postage stamp shape that makes it so darn cute and appealing? I adore your card Maria! You have made such a great background with very small stamps! Thanks for playing along at Color Hues you really did a great job with our colors!

  2. Fabulous stamping and coloring, Maria! Your design is happy and colorful! The coloring of every stamp adds such fun and unique details. Thanks for playing along at Color Hues.

  3. Such a great design! Love the cute postage stamps and the variation in your coloring really makes the card stand out!

  4. This is so cute! I love this design! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  5. What a fund card! Love your use of the colors! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Color Hues Challenge!