We welcome our friend Seeka back to the blog. She’s sharing some tips and tricks for quick and easy stamping.
Hello, crafty friends! It’s Seeka here and I’m so excited to be on the blog today to share a card with flowers from the Painted Florals Essentials By Ellen stamp set and a sentiment from the Casual Greetings stamp set. I love that these florals have loose layers that are quick and easy to stamp!
Because I wanted to stamp a lot of blooms and leaves and wanted to save myself the trouble of having to line up dies over stamped images many times, I started off by using the Painted Florals coordinating dies many times to die cut unstamped white cardstock. I piled the die cuts to the side and placed one of the pieces of cardstock, with the negative spaces, into a Misti stamping tool. Next, I replaced the white die cuts into the negative spaces, positioned the coordinating stamps over them, and then picked up the stamps with the Misti lid. I inked up the stamps and then stamped down onto the die cuts. I repeated this many times, for both the flowers and leaves so that I had a bunch of leftover die cuts for other projects.
I stamped the base layer of the leaves in Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey ink and then used the same color ink to stamp the second layer, double stamping to deepen the color.
Next, I used the Misti to stamp the base layers of the three flowers in Bellini, Catching Rays, and Do-Si-Do Catherine Pooler Inks. I hand-stamped the second layer of the flowers using a small acrylic block and the back side of the Misti as my stamping surface (the Misti’s foam backing has just the right give to get nice solid impressions!). I used Do-Si-Do again on the Bellini flower, and then I used Tiki Torch on the yellow flower and Samba on the pink flower.
Next, I used three dies from the Essentials Arches die set to cut arches from white cardstock. I cut each size three times and then I stacked and glued the layers together to create three arches with dimension. I glued these to a 4.25” x 5.5” panel of white cardstock, with their bottom right corners tightly nested and then set the panel aside to dry.
To assemble the card, I used foam tape to adhere the blooms and leaves, and then used a bit more foam tape to adhere the sentiment. Finally, I glued the card front to a card base.
Thank you so much for visiting!
If you’d like to see more of Seeka’s beautiful work, you can find her at @skypaperscissors on Instagram.