Hi, I decided to ease myself back into card making with some simple stamping with the Blossoms and Thoughts stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs.
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To save on card, I test stamp background patterns on printer paper to try out pattern ideas and colours. I want a very soft zen feel for this card and choose Hot Tub ink in second generation. Working on Solar White card trimmed to 4.25″ x 5.5″. Then stamp a small circle in second generation Sage ink in the middle of each flower.
Ink the main flower image with three Catherine Pooler Designs inks. Daydream ink for the flower, Sage ink for the leaves and Skylight ink for the solid leaves. Hold the Perfect Block acrylic stamping block and ink pad so you can where to ink. Next, stamp two more leaves in Sage ink onto Bristol Smooth card.
Colour with just water, and the ink colour from the stamped lines. Then die-cut with the coordinating dies.
Stamp one of the amazing sentiments from the same stamp set with black ink onto white card. Arrange the flower and leaves on the card, then use Purple Tape to hold everything in place.
Add foam tape behind this banner strip and the main flower. With liquid glue for the Sage leaves, then place on the background. Push down on the Sage leaves to adhere these, then carefully remove the Purple Tape. When the liquid glue is fully dry, adhere to an A2 sized card base.
I hope this card has inspired you to try some second generation stamping with your Catherine Pooler inks, and to use coloured ink and water to colour your stamped images. Share your card making at Paper Tree Tribe group and Instagram with the #papertreetribe
Find the card and ink supplies here and the basic craft supplies here
Find more inspiration by Jeni here at the Tutorial blog
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