Hello! Its Marie here again from MARIE NICOLE DESIGNS. I was so excited to see this new Watercolor Florals collection because it is absolutely stunning. Such a great array of beautiful floral images that can be used in a number of ways. I created three cards to share today. They are similar in style so they could be considered a set, and yet each one has its own unique features.
Add a Bit of Glimmer
For my first card, I wanted to add some of Spellbinder’s shimmery foil. If there is anything that helps take a card to the next level, it’s a bit of foil! I used a geometric frame glimmer plate and added gold foil. Then, I stamped around the frame with some of the Watercolor Floral stamps.
I used a lighter brownish ink to stamp with. I wanted the flowers and the overall look of the card to be softer, so I avoided a black ink. Along with stamping some flowers around the frame, I also added some ink splatters and gold splatters. Then, I colored and cut out a few of the flowers and added them to the front of the card with foam adhesive.
Stamp a Wreath
Another of my favorite things to do with stamp sets is to create a wreath with them. I think wreaths are gorgeous – as a home décor piece or on a card! When I use florals for wreaths, I always look for images that have a nice curve to them so I can create a round wreath.
I used the same light brown color for stamping my wreath as I did for my first card. Using the same colors on multiple cards is an easy way to create a set that coordinates. Again, I added some ink and gold splatters. Then, I added some fussy cut flowers and a few sequin embellishments. The sentiment was stamped in black. Have I mentioned that this collection has some heartwarming sentiments?
Emboss and Embellish
For my final card, I decided to do something a little different with these florals. I stamped and embossed a few of them onto vellum with white embossing powder. Then, I fussy cut them out and layered them over a background that I added some soft ink blending to.
I wanted to add some unique embellishment to this card, so I created a pink wax seal with my personal collection of seals and adhered it over the florals with some liquid glue. Then, I also added some flat-back pearls and clear sequins. The sentiment is stamped in black.
If you would like to add to the feeling of creating a set of cards, either to give as a gift or just for your own pleasure, go ahead and decorate some coordinating envelopes! You don’t have to do anything complicated- just some simple stamping or ink blending with do.
Other supplies used
Ink, stamp platform, stencils, ink blending tool, watercolor brush markers, water brush, scissors, embellishments such as sequins and pearls, wax seals, vellum, embossing ink and powder, heat tool, envelopes, paper, foam adhesive, liquid adhesive.
That’s it for today’s post! I hope you enjoyed it and have been inspired to create with these gorgeous stamps from the Watercolor Florals collection.
Until next time,