Happy Tuesday and Happy September!!! I can’t believe it! But that means that I have a fabulous technique to share with you – 2-Step Stamping AND the Holiday Mini Catalog is out!!! WOOT WOOT! It’s a fabulous day!!! Check out this beauty!!!
So you all know I love flowers but that Bumble Bee steals the show on this card! Aren’t they precious??? I think so for sure!!! Now let’s get started on this Multi-Step Stamping card!!!!
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Garden in Bloom Stamp Set, Cardstock
Not a lot of items on the list this week! When you have a fabulous stamp set like this Garden in Bloom Set, you don’t need a lot of extra because the set has it all. The 2-Step Stamping (sometimes 3) technique really gives an image depth, texture, and a variation of colors. I love that!!! The Whisper White piece of cardstock that I stamped on measures 3-3/4″ x 5″. I started with the flower in the center. First, I stamped the outline of the flower in Memento Black Ink. There is a little arrow (or nubbin as I like to call it) on the stamp that you will want to take note of. This arrow is on every image for your flower. If you line those arrows up each time, your image will be placed correctly. I usually try to point the arrow UP or at another image on my paper to make it easy to remember.
Then I took the 6 petal image and inked it up in Melon Mambo. Remembering that my arrow was up last time, I will place the arrow up on this image to have perfect placement of these petals. How fabulous?!?! There is also a little oval (finger print) image in the stamp set that you can use for the center. I think it is actually for the bumble bee but it can be used for the flower as well. You could also color it in with a marker if you wish. I stamped the center of the flower in Crushed Curry!!! I stamped the little bumble bees in Memento Black Ink and then the centers with Crushed Curry. For the buzz lines, I used a Basic Black Marker!!! Those really made him come to life! I seriously squealed once I added those on. 🙂 The greeting is from the Happy Birthday Everyone Hostess Stamp Set!!! Love that font!
I will be posting more samples using this stamp set because I had so much fun with it!!! Stay tuned! If you want a sneak peak of those cards as well as a Video Tutorial on this Garden in Bloom Stamp Set, check out the video below or click here!!