Good morning! We are honored to be partnering with our good friend, Gina K, to release this incredibly gorgeous stamp set Friendship Blooms as part of our ongoing 45th Anniversary celebration!
Here’s what I created using the new set!
I decided to keep my card simple and allow the gorgeous stamp to shine! I started by using my MISTI to stamp the arrangement onto a piece of Azalea Hero Hues cardstock with versamark just to give me an outline of the stamp. Then I blasted it with a heat gun so the ink wouldn’t smear. Next I took two darker polychromos colored pencils, madder and pink carmine and lightly shaded the flowers.
Again I didn’t want to take much away from the details of the stamp so I kept at it with a very light hand. Once I was finished I placed the panel back in my MISTI and restamped it with versamark. This time I heat-embossed it with white satin pearl embossing powder. Stamping over the colored cardstock gave it a slightly pink hint. I stamped the sentiment from Friendship Blooms onto the panel with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a white top-folding card base. Finally I finished the card with a few rosewater jewel drops and a layer of spectrum noir clear sparkle over the flowers.
To celebrate the release we giving away a Friendship Blooms set to one lucky commenter! Leave a comment on all the hop stops by Sunday, August 4 at 11:59pm PST and one winner will be chosen randomly from a hop stop and announced next week on the Hero blog!! You should have arrived from Michelle and Janette is your next stop!
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fantastic day, and enjoy the hop!
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Amy Cooley says
This is a really beautiful floral set. I love that you kept it simple and let the flower shine.
Kelsey Thomas says
Love how bright this card is. 🙂 Great job!
So simple and so beautiful
Robin Pyers says
This is a beautiful stamp set and I love your card. It is simple but elegant.
Patt H. says
Absolutely gorgeous, Jess! Love this technique & that fabulous stamp!
OMG! I love how this turned out! I love the monochrome work and how you shaded with the pencils!!
Mary Lehett says
Jessica, such a gorgeous and creative card. Thank you!
This is stunning. I love this colors!
Samantha VanArnhem says
Beautiful – that cardstock color is amazing!
Outstanding card the way you let the image shine on your card.
Robin Ridpath says
Love your card and I love this set, especially the sentiments and the fonts that were used.
Karthikha Uday says
Super beautiful card!! Love the simplicity! 🙂
Kim Salito says
Fabulous card, thanks for sharing. I love this stamp set.
Lynn You says
Beautiful card, thank you for sharing!
Cynthia Stasiewski says
Oh, I love the color of this card. And the stamping technique with gentle coloring is gorgeous!
JoAnn Burnham says
Beautiful stamp set and beautiful card. Love how you have used it with the outline and light coloring. TFS
Connie Hinkle says
Dee Earnshaw says
what a fabulous colored card – this pink really POPSSS
This is bright and beautiful. I have to say, I love the Azalea card, too. Wow!
Denise Kitts-Wadlow says
WOW Jess! For keeping your card so simple, you did a fantastic job of helping this beautiful stamp set shine! It almost shines right off the cardstock!!! Great job, and may your day be very blessed.
Lorie R says
Learned some new techniques! Beautiful card!
Debbie Rumpza says
Beautiful card, Jess. Keep em coming!~
ROSALIE JOHNSON says
Beautiful monochrome look – great technique and so stunning!
Gina McCarty says
Lovely card. Really like the bright pinks.
Rachael Shedeed says
Such a pretty card.