Sunday, February 4, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms

This year's Sale-A-Bration stamp, Heartfelt Blooms, just knocks it out of the park.  I had a chance to play with it, and what a versatile stamp!  This stamp can be the centerpiece in a clean and simple card... or it can be used to create an elegant layered card.



Here, I stamped the flower bunch in Smoky Slate.  Then I accented the florals with different colors of pastels.  As you can see the grey ink gives this a soft and muted color:


If you like a muted look, stop there.  While pretty, I felt it still needed a bit of "oomph" in certain areas.  So, I grabbed a black drawing pencil and added light and dark strokes.  I think the addition of these shadows make all the difference.  It almost looks like it was hand-drawn, no?



It was so relaxing to color and "sketch," and I think it offers a great look to a CAS card:


So, pick up a black pencil, turn on some soft background music and go to town.  So fun!

Would love to hear your comments. 

Thanks for visiting,
Luci



7 comments:

  1. Awesome idea! This is such a beautiful stamp, I never would have thought to add pencil to it. Thanks for the great idea!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. Glad you liked the idea!

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  2. This is my FAVORITE Stamp set! I love your technique.... stunning!

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  3. Thank you so much for your kind comments. This is definitely my favorite SAB stamp too!

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  4. When I tried this stamp I was a bit put off because so much area was covered with the ink pad color. I want to color in areas that the impression has covered with the ink pad ink, I get smears. Not real happy with results.

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  5. Received this as a pinterest email. This is an absolutely gorgeous card. I will have to try to emulate this -- I hope my trial can get close to looking like yours. So artistic!

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  6. Mine didn't turn out nearly as nice but I love the addition of the pencil - it really added some depth. Thanks for the great idea!

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