Thank you for stopping by to enjoy our May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring this month's SOTM - Friendship Bouquet S1205! If you've just arrived here from LeAnne's Blog then you are on the correct path.
Let me just start by saying that I absolutely LOVE this stamp set!! It really is a fun one to play with!! To start, I made this standard-size card featuring the Florentine papers X7153B (above). I used a Brown StazOn ink pad Z1142 for my stamping and then colored it in with Desert Sand, Goldrush (for highlighting), and Sunflower markers. I used a Waterbrush 1771 with an Olive ink pad to color in the stem and leaves only. Using the "StazOn" ink specifically is a very important step to keep the ink from smearing and bleeding whenever you use a water brush for coloring. Pretty simple!
Next, I created another standard-size card featuring the Florentine papers again. I used a Brown StazOn ink pad for my stamping just like before and colored my leaves with Olive ink and the Waterbrush once again. I used the same color markers just as before, BUT this time I used the Waterbrush to wash over the petals (in a light circular motion) right after coloring them with the markers. This is how I blended the colors and softened the Goldrush marker highlighting to give them the "painted with water-colors" appearance.
Here is a view of all of the images included in this lovely stamp set:
Now you can continue on with our Blog Hop and be inspired by more creativity with this stamp set by visiting Mary's Blog next! Enjoy!!