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Combining Floral Stamps | Jenny Colacicco

Combining Floral Stamps | Jenny Colacicco

Hello there crafty friends! It's Jenny here, and I'm hoping I can get your week off to a good start with some new prettiness to inspire you.   Today I'm combining two gorgeous floral stamp sets, both illustrated by Emily Midgett -  the brand new It's A New Day Floral, and Floral Focus.  They work perfectly together, let me show you.

I first stamped the It's a New Day Floral main stamp - these are all part of one stamp that can be easily stamped and then die cut with the largest coordinating. die - great for saving time. I stamped them onto X-Press It cardstock with Copic friendly ink and then colored them with my Copic markers.  I used the BV (blue violet) markers for the florals with a touch of E (earthtones), and BG (blue-green) for the leaves. I stamped a few of the twiggy sprigs, then die cut them all out. I also added some spots of silver gel pen for highlights.

I then created my background.  I first stamped the Floral Focus using Lavender ink onto white cardstock.  I trimmed it down very slightly to just smaller than 4.25 x 5.5" and then ink blended Soft Lilac ink around the edges into the centre, and added a little more Lavender around the edge for depth. I then added a few splatters of a metallic gold shimmer spray which is super subtle.

I mounted the panel onto a white notecard with fun foam. I then arranged my flowers and leaves over the top, using a variety of depths of foam tape, and a few dabs of glue.

I just love the font and look of the new May release sentiment dies don't you? I couldn't resist using one here, and decided to go full glam and die cut the Lots of Love die from holographic cardstock, overlaid on vellum.  I just love how it catches the light and reflects back all those pretty colors. Holo cardstock is a great choice for coordinating with almost any color card. 

I mounted the sentiment on tiny strips of foam tape over the florals, and then to finish, added some blue-green jewels to coordinate with the leaves.

I love how this turned out, and just goes to show how versatile stamps are -  use a main stamp as a background and pair them with focal image die cuts for lots of florally fun!

Have a great week!

Jenny 

 

4 comments

4. May 06, 2021

Love all those layers, and the background you crated. Amazing colouring on the flowers! You really have created the perfect card!

Annette Gordon
3. May 03, 2021

Love the colours you have used and all the layering ! Gorgeous !

Karen Phillips
2. May 03, 2021

Stunning design, beautiful colouring of the florals and a fab layout!

Andre M.
1. May 03, 2021

Beautiful! The touch of blue green on the leaves is a lovely contrast to the soft purples.

Jackie Parkins

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