Big Beautiful Blooming Flower
Creating a big beautiful blooming flower is my tribute to a beautiful lady who loved to garden. I came to know this lady many years ago when volunteering for the Hospital Auxiliary. She came from England after the war and eventually married, had children and made Kamloops her home.
The Birthday Blooms stamp set is excellent to use on a card for someone who loved flowers in her garden.
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Ink/Marker: Memento Tuxedo Black, Calypso Coral, Stampin’ Blends: Calypso Coral – light and dark, Daffodil Delight (light), Old Olive (light).
Paper: Thick Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.
Accessories: Big Shot, Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Clear Wink of Stella, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Whisper White 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon, Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter..
A Few Details
- The Birthday Blooms stamp set is excellent for coloring with the Stampin’ Blends. Stamp the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. Use the Memento ink to stop the bleeding and smearing when coloring with alcohol markers.
- When coloring with the Stampin’ Blends, you can start with either the light or dark marker. In the end, it’s always about the blending. If you go outside the lines when coloring, use the Color Lifter to move the ink around.
- You can use 2 different marker colors for blending. While I used the dark and light Calypso Coral marker for the flower, the leaves are colored with the light Daffodil Delight marker and the light Old Olive marker. It’s about the blending and the shading. Often there is a slight yellow tinge to leaves.
Try your hand at coloring with the Stampin’ Blends. The big beautiful blooming flower is a good one to start with.