Happy Wednesday, stampers! Nicole here with a brand-new video tutorial to share! If you ever wanted to figure out different ways to maximize your stamp set, today’s project shows just that. I wanted to share an easy way to stretch you stamp set by creating this fun flower wreath card! I chose the Fancy Label #3 Stamp Set from the newest release. This stamp set is filled with awesome frames, elements, and sentiments to help you create multiple cards using just one set. It also has coordinating dies! Definitely more bang for your buck.
In the video below, you will be able to see how I put this card together from beginning to the end. I also shared a quick “cheat sheet” on creating the “almost perfect circle wreath” in the video so I hope you would find it helpful.. I used few of the Distress Markers to fill in the images to create some watercolor effect.
Tip #1: I highly recommend using an ink pad that can give you the best results when using this flower stamp. The image has lots of details and you want to bring it to life when using it on your projects. Versafine Onyx Black Ink is my favorite ink pad to use when I want to create a crisp, clean image. It is also water resistant, so it won’t smug the stamped images when water-coloring.
The colors I used here are Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint. Tip #2: I always like to use two shades of each color so I can give more of an in-depth look to the image. Start with lighter shade and move on to the darker shade when coloring.
Tip #3: When working with a small image like this flower one, color them with less water than the amount you would usually use. This will give the color intensity to show well in smaller images.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Please leave me a comment below and I would be happy to answer any questions. Give this technique a try! Thanks for watching-