Hello there! Laurie here and I’m back today sharing a fresh, Spring colored card with you!
One of my favorite ways to add vibrant colors to a card quickly, is to use a multi step stamp set. On my card today, I chose the Delicate Peony set.
For the background, I cut a piece of the Bubblegum Dots Patterned Paper. I wanted to soften the paper just a bit so that the flowers would stand out more. To achieve this, I layered a piece of heavyweight vellum over the patterned paper. You are still able to see the paper but the colors and pattern are muted just a bit, making your focal image easier to see.
After stamping all of the flowers, I die cut them out using the coordinating Delicate Peony die set.
Stamping with multi step images is easy! I start with the solid image first and ink it up using the lightest of my ink pads. Next, I stamped the bold shading image in a slightly darker pink. I find using a stamp positioner helps a great deal when lining these images up, but it is not necessary. For the last step, I stamped the outline image in the darkest pink/red ink.
For the sentiment, I stamped and die cut the Thanks stamp from the Just Because stamp and die set bundle. I also embossed one of the companion sentiments from the same set directly onto the vellum.
Thanks so much for joining me here today!