Hi there! I have a trio of cards that I created using one full colored panel from my new Spring Blooms 6×6 background stamp for Honey Bee Stamps! I’m not going to lie; some of the stamps that I illustrate are more exciting for me than others. I this this background stamp is one of my absolute favorite sets that I’ve illustrated. Those huge peonies and anemones are so much fun to color!
I began by stamping the Spring Blooms 6×6 background stamp onto a 6×6 panel of Copic-friendly white cardstock using no-line coloring ink. I colored the entire background using Copic markers (I’ve shown the combos below), with an interesting combination of deep, raspberry pink, bright blue, and golden orange. I saw a photo on Pinterest of a bridal bouquet with these colors (it actually was the bouquet that inspired the illustration to start with), and I couldn’t wait to color it using the same colors!
After I’d colored the entire image (I won’t tell you how long it took), I wanted to maximize the entire image by creating as many cards as I could from it. So, I cut it into three panels to create three cards with it. For the first card, I used a long, rectangular panel and backed it with a slightly wider piece of black cardstock to create a mat.
For the first card, I used a long, rectangular panel and backed it with a slightly wider piece of black cardstock to create a mat.
For the card base, I created a super textured, white-on-white background using the Quatrefoil Cover Plate bundle. I mounted the floral strip using liquid adhesive, orienting it to one side, then added a die cut greeting cut from some silver glitter cardstock using the Slimline Sentiments: Eyelet die set.
My second card uses another strip of the Spring Blooms 6×6 background panel, this time across the bottom portion of a vertical A2 card front. I again backed the colored panel with some black cardstock.
I mounted the matted Copic-colored panel on another textured white background panel, this one cut using the Quilted Cover Plate die. Another simple, silver glitter sentiment from Slimline Sentiments: Eyelet die set finished it off.
The final piece of the Spring Blooms panel featured that huge peony as the star. I wanted to let it be the main character on the card, so I used the new Wood Frame Builder dies to create a white frame around the edge.
After adhering the framed panel to a white card base (using the white-on-white allows the super colorful floral panel to pop really well), I added another dimensional die cut from the Slimline Sentiments: Eyelet.
Simple, but so colorful and eye-catching! When you spend that much time coloring a background, you need to make as many cards as you can from it, right?
Well, that’s all for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!