The Flower Challenge Reminder #69

It’s midway through June already and I am here sharing an inspiration as a reminder for The Flower Challenge #69. Our theme this month is “Yellow and Blue”

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re having a great summer so far. It’s been hot here in New York. And I am not a huge fan of hot weather. I hadn’t been feeling so great and I’ve had very busy few weeks. I even missed the inspiration post for this challenge on the 4th of the month.

But here I am with my idea of using “yellow and blue” on this card.

Focus

The main focus of my card today is this blue flower today. This is a digital stamp called Truly Inspire by Joy Clair Stamps. Instead of coloring this flower in reds or yellows, I decided to go with the theme and color the whole flower in shades of blue.

I used Copic colors in B01, B02, B04 and B06 and added a little highlights with white gel pen. You can hardly see the highlights in photos. But trust me they’re there.

Background

The other day I had ordered the Abstract Art stamp set from MFTstamps. This stamp set has several paint brush stroke like stamps. I stamped a few towards the bottom on a piece of Bristol smooth card-stock with Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink in Sunshine. This took care of the yellow from the theme.

I also added a sprinkle of gold embossing powder before the ink dried completely and then heat set it to melt the embossing powder. The point was to cover some parts of the brushstrokes with gold.

Sentiment

This stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp. I received it as my subscription for their card kit this month which has some fun birthday sentiments. It is called Happiest Wishes. I stamped “Happy Birthday to someone special “ on the bottom right of the panel with Ranger Archival ink in black.

I then matted the background panel with blue card-stock and added it using foam tape on my card-base. Propped up the blue flower and finally added some iridescent blue jewels in three groups to complete my card.

Hope you guys enjoyed going through my process of creating this fun inspiration for our Flower Challenge this month.

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Springish Fiesta / Joy Clair Designs Release

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to participate in this Blog Hop showcasing the new release of Joy Clair Designs Springish Fiesta Collection 2022.

For my post today I have created two cards.

My First Card

Joy Clair Designs

I printed the heart image from the Always in Style Stamp set and the sentiment on a white card-stock. I cut the image using my silhouette cameo leaving a white border around the image. Then I foiled the image with gold foil and the laminating machine.

Joy clair designs strong heart stamp set.

Started coloring the image using Copic markers. Used R24 R27 R29 for the heart. G24 G28 G29 for the leaves and vines and finally, C07 C05 and C04 for the lock.

Joy Clair Designs blog hop

Because the image was busy with foiling and coloring already I wanted the background to be really plain. So I embossed a black card-stock panel with the Spellbinders embossing folder that was out on my desk for another project already.

Added the image and the sentiment from Good Luck Stamp set beneath it using foam tape for dimension. To finish off I added some gold pearls and the card was done.

Second Card

Usually my cards contains floral image and I am very comfortable with picking the design and color choices with floral cards. But this time I really challenged myself to use very different images than my regular floral cards.

For my second card today I picked this cute lollipops image from Joy Clair Good Luck Digital stamp set. Picked some of the lightest colors that I owned in my Copic collection in order to give these lollipops a transparent look.

When I printed the image I added the subtle floral textured pattern behind the image. I used R00, V12,B000 for the lollipops and R27 R29 for the ribbons, and finally E34 and E49 for the chocolate drips.

I had to add a little depth around the candy part of the lollipop to create roundness. Just similar color in slightly darker shades of Prismacolor pencils did the trick.

Finally finished off this card with a sentiment from Truly Inspire Stamp set and some white gel pen highlights wherever I thought would look good. My card was done.

Here is a list of participants in this hop. Make sure you pay them a visit and get inspired.

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Jyoti


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BRIGHT INK BLENDED FLOWERS

 Hello everyone!

I am  here today sharing my card I created using the Beautiful Birthday digital stamp. This is one of the April releases by Varada Sharma.  This stamp set is called “Beautiful Birthday”. Bright floral and white background is my today’s theme.

The Focus

For my card today, I had bright florals on a white background in my mind. So first I printed this image on a 80 pound Neenah solar white card stock and then tried ink blending it using distressed oxide inks in color Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, and Twisted Citron. My first try wasn’t successful as the print wasn’t dry. Hence, got smudged. So I decided to ink-blend the card-stock first before printing on it.This time it turned out perfect. With the help of a sharp pair of scissors I fussy cut the images. I really loved the bright colored image. 

The Background

For the background on my card I used the Simon says stamp Detail Ringlet cover plate die. 

Accents

I used Waffle Flowers A2 rectangles  to cut a thin border with a matte gold card stock that I purchased from Michaels. Considered adding the frame directly on the panel using liquid glue.

The Sentiment

Same matte gold card stock is used to cut out the word “sending” with the help of So Many Sentiments die from The Ton Stamps. I layered it with two other sentiments cut out with heavyweight white card stock. For the main sentiment of this card, I wanted it to be a Mother’s Day card but I didn’t have any sentiment stamp that I wanted that was perfect for this card so I printed out the sentiment that says “Mother’s Day Wishes” and then cut it out using my Tim  Holtz paper trimmer.

The flowers on the panel are arranged using foam tape I added the die cut border with the  help of liquid glue and the sentiment strip on a foam tape but adding a little glue on the sides that touched on the flowers.

I then paired it with a champagne shimmery envelope which I think matched perfectly with my project.

This finished my card for today and I’m really happy with how it turned out. Let me know what you think in the comment. I hope this inspires you to use this stamp in a similar way.

Hugs 

Jyoti 

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Watercolor Floral Card And Blog Hop/Giveaway

Watercolor card using watercolor markers

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing great. Today I am sharing a watercolor floral card I made using Karin Watercolor Markers. Ever since I bought these markers I have fallen in love with them.

Me along with some talented cardmakers are celebrating Varada Sharma’s August Release Wings and Petals. This beautiful floral image if from one of her digital stamp set Awesome Blossom.

Giveaway

We are giving away THE ENTIRE RELEASE to one lucky blog reader – selected at each stop in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, August 16th, 11:59 pm CDT. in the blog hop post the following Tuesday.
To win simply comment below.
Want one extra point? Subscribe via email to https://VaradaSharma.com.
Want two extra points? Become a member of the FREE Silver Membership subscription at https://varadasharma.com/product/monthly-digital-stamps-silver-membership/

Don’t forget to comment on my post and hop along other designers blog post for a chance to win. The full list of artists with their blogs is listed below.

Watercolor card using watercolor markers

The Focus

Started by printing this stamp set in a floral arrangement on a mixed media paper.

I wanted to create a 5 by 7 card because I preferred to paint a bigger flower not tiny floral clusters.

watercolor floral card

I printed the image in light beige color so I could create a no line coloring effect.

Colors Used

Started water coloring the flower using Karin Watercolor Markers. Pale pink concentrating on the base of the petals and fading towards the tip, leaving a pale wash of color for highlights. After two layers of pink I added a little olive green to the base of some petals and added a light wash of gold on the highlighted areas for a warmth. Finally, I added warm grey wherever it is supposed to be shaded.

The leaves on the top are colored with olive green and the leaves on the bottom are colored with curry.

watercolor floral card using karin markers

I added some splatters of white acrylic paint and some gold watercolor paint.

gold embossed sentiment from wplus 9

Sentiment

And then, I used the sentiment from Wplus 9. It is a very old set of sentiment stamp. I stamped the sentiment directly on top of the colored image with Versamark ink and embossed using wow gold embossing powder.

For embellishment, I added a few gold sequins from my stash. I then layered this panel on a gold foiled cardstock and then adhered it to a 5 by 7 side folding cardbase made of heavyweight cardstock.

That finishes my card.

If you came here from


@anaa975 – https://stacksofcards.com/

Your next stop on the hop will be

@crafty_sistahs –  https://thecreativetwins.blogspot.com/

Here is a full list of talented desiners:

@anaa975 – https://stacksofcards.com/

@cardsncraftsnyc – https://www.cardsncraftsnyc.com/blog/ 
@crafty_sistahs –  https://thecreativetwins.blogspot.com/
@itsapreetiworld – https://www.itsapreetiworld.com/
@mugdhagujarathi – https://craftomania123.blogspot.com/ 
@tenianelson – http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com/
@terispracklin &  @varadasharma – we will share our creations together on my blog – https://varadasharma.com/

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Simple Copic Coloring and Rachel Vass Release

Hello everyone.

Today I am sharing a trio of cards I created featuring the new release by Rachel Vass. This stamp set is a digital stamp called Glorious Geometry.

Coloring digital images are my favorite. I usually color them using Copic Markers. But to be able to use the digital images on your cards you don’t have to be perfect at using coloring mediums. Sometimes simple coloring can make beautiful cards.

First Card

My first card using the rachel vass Glorious geometry stamp set

For my first card I didn’t even use the image as it was supposed to be. The beauty of digital image is that you can modify the way you like. Almost like masking off the part of the physical stamp.

the simple copic coloring on digital stamp

On this card I only used the large cluster of floral image and quick colored them with Copics. With not much blending or shading it took me no time to color those.

digital stamp sentiments printed in white on black

I then foam mounted this image cut with the help of a pair of scissors on a black background I had created a couple of weeks ago. This background was created using the Nuvo Crackle Mousse in black on a black cardstock. The sentiment is from this same stamp set. Printed on white on black .

That finished my first card.

Second Card

second card using the glorious geometry stamo

Here this is how this image was supposed to be printed and used. So for my second card I kept it as is and colored with copics again. Simple coloring,nothing fancy.

rachel vass designs release June 20, 20

For this card, I printed the sentiment in white and filled the triangle with black before printing. That’s how I got the white on black sentiment in the middle.

A lot of people ask me how I change the digital sentiment from black in white to white on black. Here I am sharing a video explaining the technique .

You Tube Video explaining how to change the digital sentiment into white on black.
I admire your strength digital sentiment

I cut the printed and colored panel to slightly smaller than an A2 base, matted it with black cardstock and finally foam mounted on a card base. This finishes my second card.

The Third Card

card made using rachel vass release and alcohol ink background

My third card is even more simpler. As I just cut out some of the flowers in the design. Just gave it a hint of color.

sentiment strip on alcohol ink background

Then I foam mounted the flowers in an arrangement on an alcohol ink background I created a few weeks ago.

Again the sentiment is from this stamp set. Which I created in white on black, cut in a strip and added across the card.

Then the panel was added to an A2 base.

The versatility of digital stamp is endless. You don’t have to be an artist to color the images. Digital images can be resized and flipped. You can add images on top of each other or remove a part of the image.

Rachel Vass release her new stamps ever week. Her designs are one of a kind and beautifully drawn. I have been spending money on physical stamp less ever since I started using Digital Stamps.

Hopefully this will inspire you to create beautiful card like these with simple copic coloring and premade backgrounds.

Hugs

Jyoti

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