Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun way to practice your Stampin’ Blends skills with the Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp set! Whether you have a few or have all of the Stampin’ Blends Marker’s, learning how to fine-tune your skills can be overwhelming, so having a stamp set that you can experiment with can be a great motivator! For the most part, when I use Stampin’ Blends it’s for coloring little things, so it was time to bring this beautiful background stamp back out and get a little “coloring therapy” going!
The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the stamp is heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder:
I first started by coloring the leaves in Dark Granny Apple Green and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I tried to keep it so that one shape of leaves was one color and the other shape was the other color, you may also discover with your coloring that you missed a leaf or two, so keep those blends handy:
I colored the three different flowers with Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light and Dark Rococo Rose, and Light and Dark Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends. With the Flirty Flamingo, I used the dark around the center of the flower and any petal shading and the other two I used the dark around the petal edges and blending in with the light blend:
I really didn’t like the “white space” (what isn’t leaves and flowers), so I used my Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to fill it all in. I felt it was light enough not to take away from the actual coloring of the leaves and flowers:
You will also need a 4 ½” piece of Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon and the sentiment from Peaceful Moments is stamped in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock and custom cut out with the second smallest rectangle Stitched Rectangle Dies. *custom cut means that the sentiment is too long, so I first cut out one end, lined up, and cut out the other end:
I adhered the ribbon along the bottom of the cardstock, with the ends adhered to the backside, and the sentiment is adhered on top with dimensionals:
This completed piece is adhered to a 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, Gray Granite cardstock card base:
For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, first ink the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Gray Granite ink and then I used my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Marker to color the word “heart” and then stamped on the WW cardstock:
Isn’t this a fun background stamp to get your color therapy with?? It’s so easy to pick any Stampin’ Blends to color with, there really is no “right or wrong way”!! You can easily color in several pieces and then use them at a later date for whatever sentiment you need!!
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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!