Hello everyone! This is Hussena from Quill and Punch Works, and I am so thrilled to be guest designing on the Spellbinders blog today. I have three projects to share, highlighting the NEW Into The Wilderness Collection by Sushma Hegde. This beautiful collection features an array of floral and nature-inspired images that can be used in a number of ways.
Birthday Bouquet Card
My first card features the Birthday Bouquet Clear Stamp Set along with the Fluted Classics Ovals Etched Dies, and the Mini Sincere Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. I wanted to create the look of a loose watercolored painting on my card front and this set was simply perfect for it. The stamp set has so many beautiful possibilities and I was very excited to play with it!
To create my card, I started by stamping the floral bouquet from the Birthday Bouquet Clear Stamp Set in Antique Linen Distress ink onto a piece of Canson Montval Watercolour Paper. The coloring was quite simple from there – I used my Watercolors Set Neutrals Set to apply the darkest shade in the center of the image, then pulled the color out a bit with the lighter shade, and then pulled the lighter shade out to the edges with a clean water brush. Once the image was completely dry, I went in and added some highlights to the images using Zig Markers. I wanted the flowers and the overall look of the card to be softer, so I avoided stamping with black ink.
Once my coloring was finished, I applied a thin line of blueberry paint around the entire image and drug the color out loosely with water for a soft, watercolored background. I then flicked some gold metallic paint on my panel using a paintbrush for a fun splatter effect. Next, I die-cut Alabaster Cardstock using the Large Oval Outer Rim, Insert, and Inner Rim Dies from the Fluted Classics Ovals Etched Dies. Then, I die-cut Alabaster Cardstock using the Outer Die from the Enchantment Tall Flip and Gatefold Card Die Set. I snipped off the four corners of the die-cut piece and adhered them down on my panel using the Bearly Art Original Precision Craft Glue.
Next, I used Gold Hot Foil to foil Onyx Cardstock using one of the sentiments from the Mini Sincere Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and cut it out using the coordinating die. I adhered the piece onto my panel using foam squares for a raised effect. Then, to complete, I mat my background panel with Mirror Gold Cardstock before adhering it to a side-folding white card base with a tape runner. I finished the design with some sparkling gold sequins around the bouquet to embellish.
My next card features the Layered Anemones Clear Stamp Set. I paired it with the Diamond Floral Frame Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and one of the sentiments from the Birthday Bouquet Clear Stamp Set to create this soft watercolor card.
Layered Anemones Card
To make my card, I stamped the layered flower images from the Layered Anemones Clear Stamp Set onto Snowdrift Cardstock using Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide ink for the blooms and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink for the flower centers. Next, I stamped the Bud D with stem stamp images onto Snowdrift Cardstock using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink. Then, I die-cut Snowdrift Cardstock using the 3 Leaf Frond die from the Diamond Floral Frame Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set. I watercolored the pieces using Watercolors Set Neutrals Set and added some highlights with Prismacolor Pencils for depth. Next, I fussy-cut the stamped pieces with a pair of scissors, leaving a small white border around the images.
Once that was done, I trimmed a piece of Snowdrift Cardstock to size and added a light watercolor wash to the panel using the Jane Davenport Watercolour Set – Brights. I applied colors from the Watercolour Set to the wet area using a Waterbrush Pen in a dabbing motion, allowing the colors to mix slightly. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Bouquet Clear Stamp Set on top of the watercolor background using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Next, I added some metallic gold paint splatters to the background using the leftover paint from my palette.
I die-cut Mirror Gold Cardstock and White Foam using the Outer and Inner Diamond Dies included in the Diamond Floral Frame Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set to create a frame for my card front. I adhered it down to the background using the Bearly Art Original Precision Craft Glue and then arranged my flowers and leaves around the frame. Next, I die cut some additional foliage using the sprig die included in the Flourished Fleurit Die Set and tucked them in-between the floral arrangement for interest. The stamped and die-cut images were then adhered down using a combination of foam squares and Bearly Art Original Precision Craft Glue. Next, I die-cut Mirror Gold Cardstock using the Layer 1 Die from the Precision Layering A2 A Etched Dies and adhered it down using liquid adhesive to my background panel. I then matted the card panel with Snowdrift Cardstock and attached it to a top-folding pink card base made out of Pink Sand Cardstock using a tape runner. I finished the card with a few sparkling gold sequins for some shimmer and shine.
Being Around You Wreath Card
My last card for today features the Being Around You Wreath Clear Stamp Set, the Fluted Classics Circle Etched Dies, and the Fluted Classics Rectangle Etched Dies. This card would be simply perfect to send to a friend for a sweet springtime hello!
To create my card, I started by adding a generous amount of water to a piece of Canson Montval Watercolor Paper, which I taped down onto a hardboard as I wanted to watercolor the background. Next, I applied a few “shots” of Olive Green Color Burst powder onto it and set it aside to let it dry. I then flicked some gold metallic paint and black acrylic paint on my panel using a paintbrush for a fun splatter effect.
Once the panel had dried, it was time to begin stamping! I wanted the focus to be on the gorgeous Being Around You Wreath Clear Stamp Set, so I stamped the half-circle wreath image and the additional floral motifs in Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a piece of Snowdrift Cardstock to create the centerpiece for my card. Next, I colored in the images using the Watercolors Set Neutrals Set and a water brush. I let the images dry and then went in and painted the centers of the flowers using Gold Metallic Paint for some shimmer and shine. Once that was done, I fussy-cut the images out with a pair of scissors.
Next, I die-cut Mirror Gold Cardstock and White Foam using the Medium and Small Inner Rim Dies included in the Fluted Classics Circle Etched Dies to create a frame for my card front. I then adhered them down using the Bearly Art Original Precision Craft Glue on my watercolored background. Next, I popped up the stamped images on the card front using foam squares for dimension. Then, I used Gold Hot Foil to foil Onyx Cardstock using one of the sentiments from the Mini Sincere Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and cut it out using the coordinating die. I adhered the piece onto my panel using foam squares for a raised effect. Then, to complete, I die cut Alabaster Cardstock using the Large Rectangle Outer Rim and Inner Rim Dies from the Fluted Classics Ovals Etched Dies. Once that was done, I adhered it down on my card panel with Precision Craft Glue, matted the panel with some Mirror Gold Cardstock, and adhered it to a top-folding white card base with a tape runner. Then, as a finishing touch, I adhered a few Prism AB Color Essentials Gems around my floral wreath. I love the beautiful iridescent sheen of the gems!
Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Canson Montval Watercolor Paper, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Ken Oliver Colour Burst – Olive Green, Heat Tool, Black Acrylic Paint, Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Mist, Tape Runner.
That’s it for today’s post! I hope you enjoyed it and have been inspired to create with these gorgeous stamps from the Into The Wilderness Collection. Thank you so much for stopping by!