Hey crafty people!
It’s Tasha and I am back on the Paper Tree blog today with some new inspiration! Today I’m working with a digital stamp from Sunshine & Bee, it’s a super cute Elegant Tulip and I’m continuing the love affection I’ve got going with yellow right now to bring you some Sunshine in your craft room!
Let’s start with Digi Stamps! I know that they can feel somewhat intimidating when you haven’t used them before, or maybe you’ve had a bad experience with one in the past and it has put you off? Well, I want to show you my Top 2 methods for working with digi stamps. We’ll cover how to actually get the stamps to print, resizing them and even create a simple card panel with an image & a sentiment for a quick one layer card. (You can check out my video here.)
Ok, so now we’ve got our card panel we can get to colouring however we want!
I grabbed my Copics and starting with the bottom of each flower and anywhere one petal sits over another I added my deepest shade; it is tough to get enough contrast within a group of yellows, so I usually add a little orange to the darkest shadows. Then I work through my shades until I get to the lightest shades on any highlight area I want to leave; mainly the tips of the petals.
Once I had finished the flowers and stems I decided to colour the background in a light blue shade, adding a slightly darker shade of blue up against the image itself.
Making the card
I trimmed it down to 4×5.25inch then I grabbed a nesting die set to cut a frame out. The easiest way to do this is to position your two dies, cutting side down and then added some low tack tape to hold them together. This lets me cut several more frames from some blue cardstock, and I know that they will be exactly the same as the one I cut from my coloured panel. I stacked up three blue frames and added the coloured panel frame onto the top. Then I cut down another piece of the same blue cardstock to mat my panel onto, putting the frame piece back where it goes but it’s now popped up. This just creates a fun eclipse look which I think adds interest to a simple design.
A vellum Happy Birthday sentiment from my pot of sentiments, adhered using my Xyron to put an even layer of adhesive across the whole strip adds a sentiment without taking away from the flowers.
I popped this a2 panel onto a 5×7 inch kraft card base and the only embellishment I added is a few Morning Dew Jewell Drops by Nuvo; they dry clear and I like how they look sort of like actual dew drops.
So crafty people, that’s me for the week but I’ll catch you next Saturday for some more inspiration! Have a great week and stay crafty!
Elegant Tulip Digi Stamp – Sunshine & Bee Designs
Solar White 8olb card — Neenah
Morning Dew Crystal Drops – Nuvo
Purple Tape – iCraft
Lunch Bag kraft card – Brutus Monroe
Vellum Card – Bazzill Basics
Blue card – American Crafts
Acrylic Stamping blocks – Catherine Pooler Designs
Tape Runner — Tombow