• Bonnie Crane

‘No Colouring’ with Simon Says Stamp’s Laugh in Flowers


Hello everyone! I love silhouette images and florals so Simon Says Stamp's Laugh in Flowers hits everything on my wish list for a stamp set! AND sometimes I like a break from colouring and painting! I have made several cards already with this set but couldn't resist making a few more ... it is so relaxing to just ink blend and stamp. There is a fair amount of masking with these cards BUT it couldn't be easier with Taylored Expression's Masking Stencils Ovals.

I used the masking stencil ovals to help me easily and quickly create this set of three cards ... same design with different colour palettes. I began with an A2 sized panel of Bristol Smooth card stock and lined it up on the etched lines on the large oval mask. I inked two earth tone backgrounds and one grey tone with Distress Oxide Inks as follows:

*Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Black Soot

*Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain

*Spun Sugar, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke

The ink blended area was then masked with the cut out oval mask. I used Pixie Spray, a repositionable adhesive, to hold the mask in place. The backgrounds were inked with one of the light colours used in the oval.

*Antique Linen

*Scattered Straw

*Pumice Stone

The panels were left to dry completely. With the oval cut out mask in place, the background was stamped with The Ton's Freestyle Stripes in Versamark and heat embossed with a clear sparkle embossing powder, Nuvo Shimmering Pearl.

The background oval mask was positioned over the panel in the stamping platform. Water was sprinkled over the ink blend and blotted. The dandelion and allium images were stamped with Walnut Stain for the earth tone cards and Hickory Smoke for the grey tone one. After the ink was dry, the Queen Anne's Lace image and the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Just Miss You were heat embossed as follows:

*Antique Linen - Copper Embossing Powder

*Scattered Straw - Gold Embossing Powder

*Pumice Stone - Silver Embossing Powder

The panels were cut with the second largest die in My Favorite Thing's Stitched Rectangles Stax 2 die set and mounted on sheet foam. Fine twine was wrapped around the panel; the bow held in position with a glue dot. The panels were attached to foiled card stock, selected to match the embossed Queen Anne's Lace image, were trimmed down to leave an 1/8" border when adhered to an A2 sized card base.


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