Monday, April 30, 2012

May SOTM Blog Hop!!

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!!

12 comments:

Carla said...

Very nice Jen! Love the pairing with Florentine!

Mary Eisen said...

Love these cards! Great job!

Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper said...

Great cards. Love the paper choices!

Dawn said...

Your cards are beautiful, Jen!

Tamra Pope said...

Amazing cards Jen.

Annette Green said...

Love your cards. This stamp set works great with Florentine.

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Heather Jane said...

Very Pretty!

Katy said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the coloring!!! Looks awesome!

Karen Fullam said...

Beautiful job. I love your choice of the Florentine paper with it, so elegant!

Haley D. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sunflowers paired with Florentine.

Kathleen said...

Jen, what beautiful cards!! I especially love this flower with that B&T from Flourentine!!