Day 3 of May Arts / Stampendous Blog Week!
Hi everyone! Vera from Ling’s Design Studio here with some fun cards to share with you all.
As May Arts teamed up with Stampendous, I got to play with these beautiful stamps: Cling Jumbo Water Lily and Cling Dragonfly Vine. I ended up making 4 cards because I had so much fun playing with these stamps.
First up is the duo that I created using the Cling Jumbo Water Lily.
The flower is pretty big in size, but they are gorgeous. I decided to do the watercolor technique.
Here’s the how to:
1. On a piece of smooth solid area (I used the large Stampendous large rectangle acrylic handle) rub distress ink color of your choice, then spritz some water. More water for softer color and less water for more intense color. Then using my fingers, I just swirl the waters and it’s okay if the colors get blend in.
2. Lay a piece of cardstock on top of your watercolor swirl and just moved the cardstock a bit here and there to make sure the whole area get covered. Pick up the cardstock and use heat gun or blow dryer to help speed up the drying process.
3. Stamp the flower using watermark ink and emboss with white embossing powder. I colored the center of the flowers with Copic marker to make it stand out a bit more. Fussy cut the flower.
4. For these cards, I use May Arts Woven/iridescent ribbon KA20 and KA15. Pretty basic, I just lay 2 strips of the ribbon directly on the card, then adhere the flowers. I only put glue on the middle and left edge of the flowers and curl the other petal for dimension. And you’re done!
Next is a CAS dragonfly card.
1. Cut a panel, stamp the dragonfly and sentiment, and mat the panel.
2. For some shimmering fun, I traced the wing with Sakura glitter pen.
3. Using May Arts Twill Ribbon FN04, I cut 3 short strips, folded them in half, and adhere to the back of the panel.
4. Using pop dots attach the panel to the card.
5. Add button for embellishment.
Okay, last card. Another dragonfly card.
This time I used stamping marker for the dragonfly.
1. On a piece of cardstock I layered and glued May Arts net ribbon EM05, then cut it using Spellbinders Scrap-Mart Exclusive Oval Square Label. To get a clean cut, I let it ran through my Cuttlebug twice. Attach to the green panel.
2. Using stamp markers I colored the dragonfly and stamp it on white cardstock. Fussy cut it and adhere to the die-cut ribbon panel using pop-dots.
3. Stamp sentiment & adhere to card.
4. For the ribbon accents I used May Arts Double Faced Satin ribbon HA66. First, I cut a strip slightly longer than the card, adhere it to the panel and wrap the end behind it. Then I cut another strip and folded both end to the center of the ribbon, then do this again with a shorter piece. Wrap a short piece to tie the 2 folded layers together and adhere to the first strip of ribbon. Add rhinestone.
So, what you think of these stamps and ribbons? I hope you enjoy today’s tutorial and I hope my cards inspire you to give these Stampendous stamps a try. Thank you all for stopping by here and for more cards inspirations you can always check out my blog at: Ling’s Design Studio
Have a great day everyone!
Blog post by: Vera Yates