If you want a stunning handmade card for (almost) all occasions, the flower from Birthday Blooms will help you create it. Not a great choice for masculine cards, unless he’s a gardener, but you can easily use it for Thank You, Birthday, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Mother’s Day, and Friendship Cards. Here’s a great example:
I’ve been playing with this stamp a lot lately, experimenting with different ways I can color it. You can see other examples in these posts: Corner Fold Birthday Card, Timeless Textures, and Pinewood Planks.
In this card, I stamped the image in Fresh Fig ink on Shimmery White Cardstock, which holds up well enough for this technique. I didn’t want the entire image, so masked the stamp (see video below). Then I used an Aqua Painter to color it. We usually use black ink when we’re going to watercolor, or even use a Blender Pen, but you’ll love the effect you’ll get with Stampin’ Up! dye inks. The Birthday Blooms and Pinewood Planks card (use the link above) is another example of stamping with dye ink then coloring, only I used a Blender Pen on that card.
Leave a comment and let me know if you’d like to see a video on the coloring technique. I’d like to share it if anyone is interested. Your comments always inspire me to keep you supplied with new ideas to use in your craft room!
Meanwhile, here’s a video on how to mask a stamp. It’s very handy when you want to remove part of an image.
I hope you find the video helpful. It’s one more way to make our stamps as versatile as possible!
A handmade card with a hand-colored Birthday Blooms flower will help you make awesome cards for all occasions!