See how making multicolor stamped flowers for cards can be super easy and just gorgeous!
There are lots of ways to create multicolor stamped flowers for cards, scrapbook pages and other paper crafting projects. This super easy method yields beautiful results and keeps all those pretty colors from getting muddy and lets them POP!
As beautiful as these many colored flowers are, Natasha shared with us that one of her favorite things on this card are not them! It’s the beautifully simple but very impactful diagonal striped mini slimline die she used in her background. We realize this is a little tough to see in these images but if you could see this in real life your jaw would be hanging. It’s simply STUNNING! Let’s check out the details of the making.
First, you want to stamp your flower and leaf images onto watercolor paper using Versafine Clair ink and heat emboss them with clear powder. This step of heat embossing helps create little “cells” for all the different elements in the images and keeps each color in its own space. This ensures that there’s no muddying of your colors making for a much more vibrant result.
Natasha tapes her paper to a board to prevent warping and we find that this step offers great results if you are using a medium that has a lot of wetness to it. Use your pick of watercoloring tools and color in your pretty blooms, allowing each layer to dry before coloring over to keep that vibrancy.
For a look that rivals nature, once your images are all colored in and dry, spatter your paper with clean water, let it sit for a few seconds and then blot flat with a paper towel. This creates those little variations and “water spots” that we see on live flowers. Then you can use our coordinating die to cut out all your floral elements.
Now you will want to cut a piece of white card stock with that Mini Slimline Cover #4 die and adhere it with your favorite “flat” adhesive onto a white mini slimline card base. This white on white look adds so much visual texture and even though you’ve adhered them flat, it creates an almost optical illusion of depth.
Arrange your floral die cut elements to your liking and adhere them using varying thicknesses of dimensional adhesive to add actual depth and shadows. Tuck your sentiment in among them – Natasha chose this charming one from Kittie Says Springtime – with more dimensional adhesive and this gorgeous card is ready to go!
This easy way to make multicolor stamped flowers for cards and other fun paper crafts really has us thinking about all the ways we can use our favorite color combinations and pretty much any sentiments to make stacks of these cards!