Hello everyone! It’s Jenny here and I’m back with 4 cards I created using couple of our floral border cling stamps. I absolutely love how our border cling stamps are designed. They are border images built with clusters of beautiful florals images, and they have a hollow space (Can’t quite think of a right term. Ha!) in the middle, perfect to stamp the sentiments or to create shaker cards using the coordinating dies. For today’s projects, I created a set of fun shaker cards, and another set of quick cards with more loose and artistic look. They look very different, but both were so fun to create! I can’t decide which set I like better!
Quick & artistic look
For these cards, I went with simple and quick but artistic look. I started the card by stamping the border stamps on watercolor cardstock in Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed the images with silver embossing powder and taped the edges down to a sturdy board to minimize warping. I sprayed clean clear water to the embossed cardstock and sprinkled Ken Oliver’s Color Burst Powders. If you don’t have the Color Burst Powders or other pigment powders, no worries, use your favorite watercolors. Pre-wetting the watercolor cardstock (wet-on-wet technique) will give you a similar look. After watching the pigment bloom out few more seconds, I sprinkled on more powder and sprayed more water. You could repeat this process until you are happy with it. I was happy with the look, so I used the heat tool to dry the cardstock. The Color Burst powders I used are Peony & Sap Green for the Poppy Border card, and Ultramarine Blue & Prussian Blue for the Sunflower Border card.
I trimmed the cardstocks down slightly smaller than the A2 size, heat embossed the edges in silver, and stamped the sentiments in Noir Dye ink. I adhered the panels on A2 white card bases, edges dressed up with the Silver Glitter tape (Poppy Border card), and Glossy Fine Silver Adhesive paper (Sunflower Border card). I wrapped the card around with Silver Metallic thread for more dramatic look, and finished it with adding Mixed Clear Dew Drops, Silver Dew Drops, and Glass Slippers sequins.
Products used: Poppy Border Cling Stamp (blue card), Poppy Border Coordinating Die, Sunflower Border Cling Stamp (pink card), Sunflower Border Coordinating Die, Basic Banner Stamp set, Basic Banner Coordinating Dies.
Our floral Border Cling stamps has a hollow space in the middle of the image, making it perfect to create fun shaker cards. You could cut it out with craft knife, but the coordinating die makes it so much easier!
I started the card by stamping the border cling stamps on watercolor cardstock in Versamark ink. I heat embossed the images in silver and colored them with Color Burst Powders. However, this time I spent time coloring each flowers and leaves, blending and building the colors with Water Brushes. The powder colors I used are: Peony, Ultra Marine Blue, Prussian Blue, Violet, Lemon Yellow, Marigold, Sap Green, and Lime Green.
After the colored panels were good and dry, I die cut them using the largest die from our (Large)Double Stitched Rectangle Dies and also the middle of the panels using the coordinating dies (Poppy & Sunflower). I turned them into shaker frame (double layer of foam tape), filled the frames with shaker bits, closed it up with Glossy Fine Transparent Adhesive paper, and adhered them on A2 white card bases. I filled the Poppy Border shaker card with Blue Lagoon Couture Mix, Fresh Snow Couture Mix, Glass Slippers, and Silver Metallic Sequins. For the Sunflower Border, I filled the shaker up with Pink Diamond Couture Mix, Fresh Snow Couture Mix, Glass Slippers, and Silver Metallic Sequins. I stamped the banner and the sentiment from our Basic Banner stamps in Noir Dye ink, die cut the out with the Coordinating Dies, and adhered them on the card. I adhered some Silver Dew Drops, Glass Slippers, and Silver Metallic Sequins and the cards were complete!
Hope you enjoyed the cards! That’ all from me today!
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