Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Using floral stamps (S.Y.S Day 7)

Hello blogger friends!

I'm back today after taking a much-needed long weekend. I'm playing catch-up in the Stretch Your Stamps class that I'm taking. As a matter of fact, I completely skipped over day 6 (a bonus day that was given this past Saturday), so look for that post soon.

Anyway, the focus of day 7 was floral stamps. They taught some fantastic techniques including coloring on glitter, and shading with a blender pen. However, the inspiration for my card set came from another card that was linked as a sort of bonus idea. It simply floored me! It was so right up my alley, that I had to give the idea a go...

Here's my take on it:

Yes, I know, I kinda over did it with the flowers. I love the idea of it though. I know now, that with this  style, a little less is more. You know me though, I couldn't just stop at one version...

Here's the purple...

The green...
Actually, this was the first one I made (my favorite color is green)

And finally, the yellow...

The full set:

I thought the trendy gradient look would be lovely with the bold, black floral stamps and I love the way they turned out. I'm still learning how to work with the Copics (hence the streaked look), but I actually liked the water color type effect. 

Well that's all for now. Please take a moment to join and comment! I'm strongly considering starting a bi-weekely card challenge blog but I need participants...

Thanks so much, and have a fabulous day!


  1. IMHO you did not overdue the flowers. They look great & I like the streaky coloring. How did you do that? A lovely set of cards.

    1. Thank you so much Caroline. The coloring was done with three shades of Copic sketch markers.

  2. Yes, how did you do the ombre background? It's very nice.

  3. I just found you and feel like I'm home. Loved the card! I'll be back to visit soon!

    1. That has to be the sweetest comment ever! Thanks so much...