Hello, friends! This is Maryám and today I’m going to be sharing some ideas on how to use the gorgeous Sweet Flowers Stamp Set which is a definitely must-have set on your collection. This 6 x 8 layering stamp set features a beautifully arched cluster of three flowers with two layers each, plus ten heartwarming sentiments. In addition, there is also a coordinating die set available!
First Project “Friends” – Scrapbook Layout
To create my layout, I started by stamping the outline floral image with Obsidian Pigment Ink onto white cardstock. Next, I moved onto the first one of the flowers and started building up all the layers following the layering guide.
For the flower on the lower left (A) I used Rose Quartz and Puffy Heart. Then for the middle flower (B), I used Butternut and Yellow Ochre. And for the last flower (C) I used Frosty Pink and Coral Berry. Continuing with the process, I then moved onto the stem. For this part, I used Bamboo and Olive, both from the Tropical Forest Ink Set.
I repeated this process four more times and ended up with five floral images that I then cut using the Sweet Flowers Coordinating Die and my manual die cutting machine.
Following up, I grabbed an 8 ½ x 11” inches white cardstock and added my flowers into my composition as well as some sequins and enamel dots. Last, for my title, I used the word “friends” from the Sweet Hearts Adhesive Wood Veneers.
Second Project “Thank You” – Card
For my second project of the day, I decided to try something different and created an A2-sized top-folding card. To begin, I stamped the flower cluster image two of the branch of mini flowers onto white cardstock with Permanent Black Crisp Ink. The reason why I used this ink instead of the Obsidian Pigment Ink is that the first one was formulated to use with alcohol markers while the second one does not. You can learn all about our black inks in this video.
As you might have guessed already, to color my images I used the amazing Artist Markers. For the flowers, I used Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, and Purple Wine. And for the stem and leaves, I used Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades. In addition, I also used the Artist Marker Colorless Blender to help me blend the color and “erase” the little mistakes I accidentally made along the way.
To finish my card, I cut a floral lace pattern from the Lacy Panel Die and mounted the flowers on it. Last, but not least, for the sentiment, I used “Thank you for all you do” which I white heat embossed on Jet Black Cardstock.
Third Project “Sincerity” – Card
For my last project, I decided to also create another A2-sized card, but this time in landscape orientation. To begin, I heat embossed the floral cluster image onto watercolor paper with Antique Gold Embossing Powder. I then grabbed my Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan + a brush from my stash and colored the image. The colors I used were- Starry Night, Cool Summer Night, a little bit of Sea Shore, and Moon Rock. Once I finished, I grabbed the coordinating die and cut out the image, and colored the white border with a black marker.
Next, I gold heat embossed two more flower clusters but this time in Jet Black Cardstock instead. I didn’t color these because I wanted to keep the focus on my previous image.
Once I had all the elements I needed, I arranged them in a way the looked good and adhered them to a 4 x 5 ¼” inches black cardstock panel. Next, I stamped the sentiment “Do all things with sincerity” in a white piece of cardstock and cut it to a banner shape.
Lastly, I mounted the panel onto my base and finished up the card by adding some Antique Gold Sequins and Sea Shore Enamel Dots.
I hope you liked these ideas I shared today 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!