If you’re wondering how to make a card using the flowers from In the Meadow stamp set, this sample should inspire you! If you haven’t see it yet, you can view very different card made with In the Meadow in this post: Show You Care.
What a sweet flower garden scene this stamp set makes! If you’re wondering how I got so many different colored flowers, here’s the technique:
First use Stampin’ Write Markers to color the rubber stamp. It’s easiest if you color the grass and stems first, (I used Mossy Meadow) then add color to the flowers. Although it doesn’t look like it in this photo, I’m using the side of the Marker brush tip. The tip doesn’t get broken down that way.
When you color the stems, it’s easy to get Mossy Meadow on the edges of the flowers. So here’s a really good tool to add to your craft room if you don’t already have it:
This pointed q-tip makes it easy to clean up the green ink from the edges of the flowers. You can use them dry, or moisten them lightly, depending on how dry the ink is on the stamp. The q-tips can be found in the make-up department of pharmacies or other stores.
After the rubber stamp is colored, you need to “huff” on it several times. This will re-moisten the ink so you’ll get a good, strong image. (Huff means to blow with your mouth all the way open instead of with pursed lips)
If you don’t, the image will be lighter and the colors more faded. If that happens, you can use the fine tip of the Marker to go over the lines that are washed out.
For best results, vary the colors each time you stamp the image. The flowers in this card were done with Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder, Lost Lagoon, and Rich Razzleberry.
You’ll want to fill in spaces at the bottom with the grass image from In the Meadow, and don’t forget to add some butterflies! The splatters from Gorgeous Grunge inked with Sahara Sand make it look like there’s dust (or pollen) flying around.
When you’re choosing stamps from the Occasions Catalog, you want to look for sets with versatility, so In the Meadow is a great choice!
Now that you’ve seen how to make a card with the flowers from In the Meadow, you’ll have a blast making cards for friends and family!