Hello there, friends! Happy Monday! Erum here today with another video for Creative Coloring with Erum! And I have a video for you where I will show you how to get the most out of your mini stamps. For this, I will focus on the newly released Mini Delight: Petite Posy Stamp and Die Set.
I shared these cards on Instagram, and I had a few requests for a video. Thankfully, I did hit the record button while I was making these cards.
If you have a small stamp and you think you can make a background out of it, then fabulous! What can you do to further enhance this idea? You can die cut the image several times and pop it on the card front with foam tape! This will instantly give a new look to your card. The second thing you can do is choose a color palette that would appeal to the eye. And then throw in some metallic or glitter cardstock or embossing to add the shine. In this case, I went with gold heat embossing and a yellow, pink, orange, green color palette which always looks great!
Coloring the Petite Posy
First, I stamped the Petite Posy image several times on A2 Watercolor Cardstock in Embossing Ink. Next, I poured over Antique Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it.
For the coloring, I used Liquid Watercolors in Mango Smoothie and Cotton Candy plus Rubellite Watercolor Brush Marker from the Spring Garden Set. I didn’t have the liquid watercolor for Rubellite; otherwise, I would have used that, but it doesn’t matter as the pigment is the same.
I spritzed the panel with water generously. Then, I started dropping in the Mango Smoothie, Cotton Candy, and Rubellite pigment into the areas/petals of the flowers. Just be a tad careful and do not let the pink run into the leaf if you don’t want to end up with brown leaves. I had no problem with brown leaves, as the variation does look good and it will still go with my background.
Make a Background. Pop The Images For Added Effect!
After the coloring, I used the Petite Posy Coordinating Die to die cut the images. But later on, I cut off the white border.
To assemble the card, I began by inking the Woodgrain Powder Cardstock slightly with the Large Blending Tool and Rocky Shore Dye Ink. I did this with a very light hand, just to make the woodgrain texture prominent.
On the panel of Woodgrain Powder Cardstock, I adhered the images randomly. Next, I cut off the overhanging bits. At this point, if you think the panel looks bare, then you can add more overhanging images and cut off the excess. Reuse the cut off bits and adhere them to the edges wherever they look good.
For the sentiment, I wrapped a piece of vellum around the panel and then adhered the die-cut “hello” from the Hello and Hugs Die Set. The first layer was die-cut twice, once in Gold Foil and once in black. I used the black one as an offset to the gold layer to make it stand out. Then, I die cut the actual offset die-cut layer which is slightly larger in Woodgrain Powder Cardstock. And then, I adhered all the layers together. If you notice, you will be able to see an outline to the sentiment and that is the offset layer die-cut. The secondary sentiment is from the Hello and Hugs Stamp Set.
To add more sparkle, I adhered a piece of gold glitter cardstock on the bottom edge of the vellum strip. And, I also added a lot of Satin Gold Sequins. Which I think added so much to the card!
Decorate your Sentiment!
I had a few leftover images so I thought to create another card. For this, I die cut the “hugs” from the Hello and Hugs Die Set. Again, I die cut this twice, once in gold and the second time in black. I used the black die-cut as an offset to the gold.
To add the watercolor to my background panel, I added some pigment onto the Watercolor Palette from Cotton Candy and Mango Smoothie Liquid Watercolors along with the Rubellite and Moss Watercolor Brush Markers. You can watch the process video to see how I did this. After the panel was dry, I added a bit of inking with the Large Blending Tool and Rocky Shore Dye Ink. At this point, I also inked a piece of cardstock that I will use to place my sentiment on. Next, I adhered this piece onto a slightly larger piece of the same cardstock, but this time, I didn’t add any inking to it. Then, I adhered this onto the card front with foam tape and glued the sentiment on it.
After this, I arranged the florals around it. Next, I added splatters of diluted Moss pigment which was leftover on my Watercolor Palette. And I also added a little bit more paint onto the background. I also went ahead and added a few black splatters and some gold splatters from the Metallic Watercolor Pan Set.
If you notice, you will see a butterfly die-cut in gold glitter cardstock from the Mix and Match Mariposa Die Set tucked behind the florals. This was done to add the gold glitter element to my card.
You can watch the video below or on YouTube to see how both these cards came together. You will find the subscription to the monthly Mini Delight Stamps HERE.
Thank you for stopping by! I will see you next week.