M ake It Monday tuttorial card using the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. A true SIP (Stamp, Ink, Paper) card with a mixed media feel using watercolour technique. Beginner Level.
Card stock Measurements
-Card Base: Thick Basic White 8.5" x 5.5"
-Background layer: Basic White 5" x 3.75"
-Images: Basic White 6" x 4.75"
-Sentiment: Basic White scrap
Fold Card Base in half. 5.5" x 4.25". Set aside.
Stamp your floral image and leaves (2 big, 1 double small) in StazOn ink.
Stamp Daffodil Delight ink spot on block. Using your Water Painter (well moistened, squeeze the barrel), colour in the sunflower. Start at the center of flower with darker colour but don't worry about shading yet. Just fill in. Clean Water Painter off on a paper towel. Let dry a couple of minutes.
Stamp Granny Apple Green ink spot on a different block. Colour the leaves the same way as flower. Clean Water Painter. Let dry.
On 1/3 of third block B (not very much), stamp Real Red ink spot. Lightly touch ink with Water Painter and dilute colour on the blank side of block. Lightly colour the shadow spots on sunflower (the line in the petals). Also colour the outer edge of the flower center in a bit darker red.
Clean your Water Painter.
Go back over sunflower with yellow, paying attention to shadow lines and blending the red a bit. Trying to reduce a harsh colour edge. Let dry. Clean your Water Painter.
For center of sunflower, to create the brown, on the Real Red block (there should only be a bit of ink left), stamp a bit of Granny Apple Green to one corner at the other end and Basic Gray at the other corner (3 colours on one block). With your Water Painter, bring a bit of each colour to the center and mix to create brown. Adjust the red/gray/green until desired shade of brown is achieved. Colour flower center. Let dry a bit. Add a second layer to darken the brown, this time "pulling" into the red edge to blend. Clean Water Painter.
Let all water coloured images dry thoroughly. You can speed up the process with a Heat Tool if you wish but I left it alone.
To create your mixed media background:
- Use a Stampin' Spritzer (just water) to lightly spray your yellow block. "Stamp" to paper and quickly swish your block around that spot.
- Do the same with your green block but go across the bottom. If there's not enough ink, stamp ink spot to block lighlty, spritz and stamp where you left off. It's ok to have harsh square edge.
- Clean off brown block and stamp red ink spot, not much. Spritz. Then lightly touch to paper without swishing (randomly) to create specks and splatters. It will pick up some yellow and create orange next time you touch. Add more ink and spritz if necessary.
- Stamp green on its block again, this time spritz heavier to create "puddles". Hold block on it side and drip into the green part of background and a little into the yellow. Spritz more puddles and drip if needed. You can hold up the background piece and let the bigger drops drip a bit.
Set aside to fully dry
As your images and background layer is drying, decorate the inside of your card and envelope. I used the leaves. Less to colour.
Once your flower and leaves are dry enough, fussy cut them. Or if you have the dies, run them through your Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine.
Stamp your sentiment and fussy cut the outline. Adhere onto sunflower on bottom right.
Add Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the sunflower.
Dry fit your elements onto the background layer. adhere your leaves flat and tucked a bit under the flower. Remove the backing on dimensionals of sunflower and adhere to card.
Add more dimensionals to background layer. Adhere to card to finish.