by Kylie

Hi Everyone,

When I received my kit on Friday, I could not wait to dive right in and start creating.  I decided to use the card on page 8 of the Occasions Catalogue as my inspiration.  I love the design and the Birthday Blooms clear mount stamp set is one of the sets I had just received!  I only have a few inkpads and none of the markers (at this stage) so I knew I would have to be a little creative to colour in the flowers.  This is where water colouring comes in handy!  Simply give the inkpads a little squeeze on the top (when the case is closed!) and you end up with some colour on the lid – the perfect paint palette!  Then start with a light hand, gradually adding colour until you achieve the desired look.  All of the five cards I am sharing today were coloured this way. Don’t forget that you can also paint over solid stamps to give them more definition.

Here’s my first card…

It’s quite a pretty card but there was something which I felt wasn’t quite right.  Just because a stamp is designed the way it is, it doesn’t mean that you have to stamp it all, nor do you have to include all of it on your card.  For the second card, I re-created the same design however, I stamped it ‘off the edge’ and I really love it!  I also splattered some brown ink on the card and it finished it off perfectly!

Here it is…

For my third card, I decided to use the other flower in the Birthday Blooms set.  I stamped it once and then masked it before stamping it another two times.  I watercoloured all three images and splattered brown ink over the top.  For the background, I stamped Whisper White pigment ink on Pool Party cardstock.  I embossed the images.  A little hint is to stamp and apply the embossing powder as you go otherwise the pigment ink may dry.  You don’t need to heat emboss it until the entire sheet is complete.  After this was done, I water coloured the images using Pool Party ink.  I *love* this look and in fact, I completed another two backgrounds so I can use it for future projects.  It looks so effective.

Here’s the card…

Since all of my supplies were still out, I thought I would make a couple more cards using the same colours and stamp set.  I decided the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper had a patterned paper which looked like it would tie in perfectly, so I had to use it for the background.  I stamped the flower image twice.  I coloured one of the images completely but for the second, I only coloured the main flower.  I cut out both images.  Yes, it is a little fiddling but it is totally worth it!  I popped up the second image but I dropped it down a little to give the illusion of a little more dimension.

Here’s the card…

The final card I am sharing today has just a little twist on the above card.  I added a strip of whisper white cardstock with just a small strip of Blushing Bride cardstock to break up the background a little.

Here’s the card…

And there you have it!  Five cards using limited supples and only one stamp set.  Just imagine the possibilities when you use different colours, different colouring mediums, different patterned papers and different card designs – possibilities are endless!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed seeing my card creations!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Happy Stamping!


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Veecee June 25, 2017 - 12:55 am

Just visited your site from a card posted on Pinterest. Wow seems a small expression for all your work using the Birthday Bloom stamp set.
Really love how you make your card then show the next ‘upgraded version?
Many thanks for sharing your work.

Kylie June 26, 2017 - 11:44 pm

Thank you so very much!! You’ve made my day. Really appreciate you stopping by and taking time to comment. 🙂


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