I am so ready for Spring, and the Stampin Up Secret Garden Stamp Set is perfect for making a Spring-related card. The more I use the Stampin Up Secret Garden Stamp Set, the more I like it. I think that the card I have for you today is beautiful, if I have to say so myself. It features the Secret Garden Stamp Set.
I created a matching envelope for the card using the same stamp set. It is seen better in following picture.
Creating this card took some time for me as it involves using Stampin’ Up!’s White Craft Ink as the initial layer of ink for the flowers. This card is the first one I’ve made using this technique, of which I don’t know the name.
This technique is so beautiful on Stampin’ Up!’s Crumb Cake Card Stock. I think I will try it on a dark card stock to see if it is as beautiful.
As you can see in this picture, I used the Masking Technique to stamp the stem and leaves stamp image from the Stampin Up Secret Garden Stamp Set. I used Gumball Green Classic Ink to stamp the image.
The first step when using the White Craft Ink technique is to cover your stamp(s) with VersaMark Ink. Stamp the image(s) onto the card stock and cover with Stampin’ Up!’s White Embossing Powder. Heat set the image and begain covering the image(s) using an Aqua Painter and the White Craft Ink. After the White Craft Ink dries, begin to apply ink colors of your choice onto the image(s). Begin with lighter colors and move to darker colors. After applying the White Craft Ink, I used alcohol markers to color layers of ink onto the flowers.
SUPPLIES USED FOR THIS STAMPIN UP SECRET GARDEN STAMP SET CARD:
Paper: Stampin Up Crumb Cake Card Stock (120953) and the retired Bermuda Bay Card Stock (I think a color similar to this will be introduced in the next “In Color” collection).
Ink: Stamp Up White Craft Ink Refill (101780) , Gumball Green Classic Ink, VersaMark (102283), and Alcohol Markers (non-SU)
Accessories: Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (114319), White Embossing Powder (109132), and Aqua Painter (103954)
Stamping With Guneaux Designs