Hey, crafty friends! This is Maryám and today I’m going to be sharing some ideas on how to use the gorgeous Kind Reminders Stamp Set. This 6 x 8 stamp set features three gorgeous outline blooms perfect for coloring, plus eleven motivational sentiments. In addition, there is also a coordinating die available and an awesome Coloring Stencil!
First Project “Hello Cutie” – Scrapbook Layout
To create my layout, I started by white heat embossing several flowers from the Kind Reminders Stamp Set onto watercolor paper from the Watercolor Paper Pad (9″x 12″). To do this, I used the Embossing Ink to stamp the image and also my stamp positioning tool for a better and more precise impression.
Continuing with the process, I grabbed some of my Liquid Watercolors from the Tropical Fiesta Set and Spring Garden Set and scribbled some color into the images. Following this, I sprayed the image with some water and let the colors react for a bit.
To color the floral images, I used the following colors: Purple Wine, Autumn Blaze, Warm Sunshine, Fresh Lemon, Moss.
Next, I let the pieces air dry for some time but if you want, you can use your heat gun to speed up the process.
Since the images were previously heat embossed, what happens is that the embossing creates a beautiful resist effect and the lines of the stamps do not disappear with the water. It’s just like magic!
To finish up the page, I added my title “Hello Cutie” and some Sating Gold Sequins and Warm and Cozy Enamel Dots.
Second Project “Happiness” – Card
For my second project of the day, I wanted to try something different, so I created an A2-sized top-folding card. To begin, I heat embossed some floral images onto white cardstock with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.
Next came the fun part which was to color the image! For this, I used the Kind Reminders Coloring Stencil and my Ink Blending Tool – Large to make the process a little bit easier. For the flower itself, I used- Sunkissed and Orange Cream. And for the leaves, Bamboo and Parrot.
For the background, I also did some ink blending, this time using Peach Perfect Crisp Dye Ink and in the end, also stamped my sentiment directly into the panel using the Obsidian Pigment Ink.
Third Project “Give Thanks” – Card
Now, for my last example, I also heat embossed one of the floral illustrations from the set, but this time I decided to try a different coloring technique. I grabbed my Watercolor 36 Pan Set and a brush from my stash, selected my favorite colors from the set, and colored the image.
I didn’t really worry about the shadows or highlights. Instead, I decided to simply add a darker color in some areas in which, for example, two petals meet.
Last, but not least, I inked up my background with Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink and the Trellis Stencil for a fun look. In addition, I also added some sequins, thread, and enamel dots, and my card was done!
I hope you liked these ideas and I inspired you to create something new! If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below and I’ll be really happy to answer them.
Have a wonderful day!