Sunday, February 21, 2021

Warm Hello for Sunday Stamps

Hello, friends, I hope you're doing well! It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and this week we have some luscious, citrusy colors to play with.

I'm also joining The Flower Challenge, where this month's theme is to use your latest stamps or dies.

It's been a long time since I shared a card at the flower challenge but it worked perfectly for this card, as I recently got a beautiful new floral set from Altenew.

I decided to try my hand at "no-line" coloring with these images, as the petals are nice and big, with lots of room for shading and contrast from one to the next.  I've tried no-line coloring before but never liked the results. 

The flowers were stamped on white with Gina K Warm Glow ink, a very light color, then I used my Copic markers. I also used a brown colored pencil to add more contrast to the yellow flower center.  I found this technique much more time consuming but oh, so satisfactory when the coloring was complete.

Next I lightly stenciled a geometric pattern on a separate panel of white card stock (hard to see in the photo but nicely subtle IRL), trimmed it down and added a white die cut garland.  The sentiment was die cut from Fog cardstock 3 times and layered for dimension, then added to the panel. The flowers, having been die cut with coordinating dies, were layered on the panel with foam tape.  Finally, the entire thing was mounted on a white card base with foam tape.

Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate it so much! Be sure to head over to Sunday Stamps to check out the amazing cards by the other DT members and hopefully join us this week for our color challenge!


Stamps:  Airbrushed Flowers (Altenew)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Fog (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Fog, Gina K Warm Glow Amalgam
Other:  Airbrushed Flowers matching dies, Leafy Garland die (Altenew), Hello Beautiful Gorgeous die (SSS), Star Grid stencil (MFT), Polychromos Colored Pencil
Copics:  [YR07, 15, 21] [R46, 27, 24, 05], [YR24, Y19] [W5, 3, 1]


IdlePleasures said...

Oh MY! This is one stunning card. The colors and your coloring are amazing. So love the no line coloring technique you used. Makes the flowers and colors stand out in a different and soooo beautiful way.

Annette Elliott said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Stef! Beautiful coloring and layout. xxoxxo

Aileen said...

beautiful Stef, such amazing no line colouring and depth of colour on those blooms and the background is just perfect at highlighting the blooms. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

Cardsncraftsnyc said...

What a beautiful card. I loved your color choices. Thank you so much for participating at "The Flower Challenge"-Jyoti DT ...Hugs...