Monday, August 15, 2022


It's Monday, so I'm featuring a new Suite of products this week.  Yesterday, I shared with you the cards that we made for the August Stamp Camp to Go, and the rest of this week I will share some additional cards made with the Splendid Thoughts Bundle.

Today's card is a colorful card created using the Stamp and Spritz Technique.  If you would like to watch a short video that shows you some different ways to use this technique, click on the following Connect to Create link.

Kathi Ondus from Simply Kards by Kathi and I have teamed up as Connect to Create to provide short technique videos each week.  This Stamp & Spritz video was our first.  Check it out and you will see how quick and easy it was to create this colorful background using each of the 22-24 In-Colors and the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set.

The front of my Thick Basic White card base was covered with the beautiful Pearlescent Paper which I embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder.  Only a minimal amount of the Pearlescent specialty paper is visible on the front, but before embossing I cut out the open leaf stem from the center.  

When I use any of the beautiful, but more expensive specialty papers, like foils, glimmer, etc., and a substantial portion is going to be covered by another layer, I always try to die cut something from the center of the specialty paper.  I may not need it for the current project, but I can always save it for another project.  In this case I was able to get a pretty Pearlescent leaf to use on the front of the card.

The half circle flower bowl was die cut from a scrap of the gold foil in Splendid Day Design Series Paper and then embossed with the stripes embossing folder from Stripes & Splatters.  Just that little bit of embossing brings out the shine of the foil even more, and it gives the "bowl" some great texture.

I used various stems, die cut from the colors in the background, to create my stem bouquet.  Whenever I make paper bouquets, I always wish I had some training in flower arranging.

If you would like more detailed information on how to make this card, there is a tutorial available for downloading at this link.

This is a simple layout that can be used with many flower stamps that you most likely already own.  The fun is in the background, and I hope you will give it a try.

I kept the inside simple.

The line stem was stamped with Starry Sky ink and then the dots were stamped with stamped-off Sweet Sorbet.    If you are thinking that I did a terrible job of lining up the dots with the line stamp, you would be right.  But I quickly figured out that they are not designed to line up.  No matter how much twisting and turning I did, they would not align.  That was a little difficult for me and my engineering brain to deal with, but once I figured out that they weren't meant to line up, I just had to let it go.  

I think the misaligned "Artsy" look pairs well with the Spritz & Stamp background because there is nothing you can really control about how that turns out either.  The ink is just going to go wherever the water takes it.  I think there is a lesson in there that I could learn from.  

The inside sentiment is one of my favorites from the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set.

If you would like details on any of the products I use, click on any of the images in the Product List below.

I hope you check out the Spritz & Stamp video and give the technique a try.

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