Good morning! Today I thought I would share three different ways to color the gorgeous Sunflowers with Text stamp from Technique Junkies. This is a beautiful stamp, and it's really easy to color. In the first card above, I stamped the sunflowers with a ...
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"Glitter, Stamps, & Ink" - 5 new articles

  1. Sunflowers: Three Versions
  2. Frilly Orange Butterfly
  3. Glittery Dragonfly Birthday
  4. Spring Flowers on Strips
  5. Spring Magnolia Blossoms
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Sunflowers: Three Versions


Good morning!  Today I thought I would share three different ways to color the gorgeous Sunflowers with Text stamp from Technique Junkies.  This is a beautiful stamp, and it's really easy to color.  In the first card above, I stamped the sunflowers with a brown dye ink and then I used Copic markers to color the entire piece.  I love the contrast of the bright blue and warm yellows and browns.  But I have two other options for using this stamp that don't require detailed coloring.  



For this brown and yellow card, I used some Colorful Blending Brushes and some distress inks to color the flowers and the background.  I stamped the Sunflowers with Text with Pinecone Versafine Clair ink, which is a permanent pigment ink that will not bleed when blending with dye/distress inks.  After this ink dried completely, I started by brushing some yellow ink over the center where the flowers are.  Then I used another brush and slowly built up some brown ink on the edges, stopping short of the yellow on the flowers.  I love that soft glow around the flower petals!  The sentiment is from the Inside Out: Young At Heart set.



For this third card, I stamped the sunflowers with Nocturne Versafine Clair ink.  This is another permanent ink, and I let it dry completely.  Then I used some scratch paper and some washi tape to mask off the top half of the sunflower panel.  Here's the fun and easy part - I used the mustard distress ink pad and pressed it directly onto the bottom half of the sunflowers and swiped the ink back and forth.  I repeated until the bottom half was covered with yellow ink.  

Then I carefully lifted up the scratch paper/washi tape and repositioned it to cover up the bottom half that I just covered with yellow ink.  This time, I used a blue distress ink and swiped it all over the top half until it was covered.  I carefully removed the scratch paper and washi tape and let the piece dry while I stamped the sentiment with the same blue ink.  This sentiment is from the Love, Faith, and Peace set.  

There you have it - three fun and easy ways to color this gorgeous Sunflowers with Text stamp.  Which one is your favorite - the Copic colored flowers, the ink blended flowers, or the direct-to-paper solid ink flowers?  

Please feel free to use this code, TJ10Holly, when you shop at Technique Junkies.  You can save 10% on your order, so you can get the stamps and the brushes I used on these cards.  You can also grab some stencils, glitter paint, and Shimmering Bliss sprays with this discount.  Have a wonderful day!





 
   

Frilly Orange Butterfly


Good morning!  Here's a bright and frilly butterfly to help you start your day on a happy note.  I sprayed the gorgeous new Tat Work Butterfly stencil from A Colorful Life Designs with some Pixie spray and let it dry.  Then I placed the stencil sticky-side down onto some white cardstock.  I pulled out some pink, yellow, and orange Dylusions sprays and just had a blast spraying all over.  I carefully peeled the stencil off and let the piece dry.

For the sentiment, I sprayed a small piece of white cardstock with the just the pink Dylusions spray and let it dry.  Then I cut out the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps and some tiny circles from this pink piece.  You will see those tiny circles in the wings and the head of the butterfly.  

This card was just so much fun to make.  Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your order when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  You can pick up this Tat Work Butterfly as well as any of the other wonderful new stencils from the May 2022 release.  You can also click on the SHOP ALL button to scroll through all the stencils and find some new ones that strike your fancy.  Have a wonderful day!




 
   

Glittery Dragonfly Birthday


I love dragonflies, and I love them even more when they're glittery.  Who can resist adding glitter to dragonfly wings??  :-)

I used the new Dragonfly Flight stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and brushed some orange ink over the stencil onto some orange cardstock.  Then I added some Star Dust Stickles to the wings and let it dry before adding the patterned paper and the sentiment.  Those wings just HAVE to have glitter, don't they?

You are welcome to use this code, HollyFan10, when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  You'll save 10% off your entire order, and there are hundreds of wonderful stencils to choose from.  You can see this month's release HERE and you can browse through all of the stencils by using the SHOP ALL button.  Have a great day!!




 
   

Spring Flowers on Strips


Good morning!  Today I'm sharing this spring flowers card that I created with the Summer Flowers stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  Yes, a spring card made with summer flowers... seems contradictory, doesn't it??  LOL  

I started by cutting some strips of colored cardstock in shades of green and peach, and then I glued them down onto a card front.  Then I placed the Summer Flowers stencil over the strips and used a sponge dauber to apply some Versamark ink over the stencil.  After I lifted the stencil, I covered the piece with white embossing powder and melted it with my heat tool.  Finally, I added the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps in the lower right corner.

I love this beautiful stencil and this is one that I will use a lot.  I already have more ideas swirling around in my head.  Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your order when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  There are so many wonderful stencils to choose from, so click on the SHOP ALL button to browse.  Have a wonderful day!

   

Spring Magnolia Blossoms


Happy Mother's Day!  I thought I'd share some pretty flowers for all the women out there today.  I stamped the gorgeous Magnolia Branch Border from Technique Junkies with a brown dye ink, colored the flowers and leaves with Copic markers, and then brushed some Antique Linen Distress ink around the edges of the white cardstock.  I went with a pink and brown color combo for a sort of vintage, antique feel.  The sentiment is from the In Full Bloom Sentiments set, and I tied some brown twine around the bottom of the card.

Please feel free to use this code, TJ10Holly, when you shop at Technique Junkies.  You'll save 10% off your order and you can stock up on stamps, stencils, glitter paint, and Shimmering Bliss sprays.  Have a wonderful day!


 
   

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