Hello and welcome, friends! Today, I’m hopping right along with you and The Ton Stamps for the their Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop! The Ton is debuting 11 new stamp sets and a new floral pop-up die. There are free gifts with purchase promotions and also a little surprise just for today, October 6th, 2018, in honor of World Cardmaking Day! For more details head on over to The Ton Stamp’s blog, which is also the top of the hop!
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To create this card stamp image in black on smooth bristol paper and heat emboss clear. Heat embossing is not actually necessary, but I like to so that I can color sections right next to each without waiting for them to dry. Watercolor flowers with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers with two markers per flower. I used Bright Yellow and Light Brown for the lightest flower, Orange and Brown for the medium hued flower and Scarlet Red and Deep Red for the darkest. Keep the deepest shade in the recesses of each petal to achieve depth and dimension. For the leaves I just blended Peacock Blue and Marine Green together without paying much attention to the shading.
Once completely dry, place clean stamp over image in the same orientation it was stamped. Splatter panel with Peacock Blue by scribbling onto an acrylic block and then picking up color with a wet paintbrush. Carefully lift stamp and add a few more dots with the tip of the paintbrush in previously covered areas, if necessary.
Stamp sentiment in black onto a scrap of white cardstock and lightly pencil in lines to connect each letter. Use Scan N Cut to fussy cut sentiment as one unit, or fussy cut by hand. Penciling in swooping lines between each letter tricks the unit into thinking the sentiment is actually connected. Once cut, simply erase. If you worry about the pencil lines, secure tracing paper over sentiment and draw the connecting lines there. Scan and then remove tracing paper before cutting. You could also use non-glare acetate. Pop finished sentiment with dimensional adhesive to allow it to stand out, but not overpower gardenias. Add a few confetti style sequins for sparkle.
Giveaway: For today’s hop, there are giveaways on each stop so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a stamp set of choice from our new release! The comment period for this giveaway will close on Monday, October 8 at 11:59pm EST.
Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!
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