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!
Marisela Delgado says
Girl, you have been rocking it! I mean, your cards are always fabulous, but, DANG, GIRL! Just stunning!
Billie Anderson says
Stunning. Gorgeous. I love this image and your coloring and choice of colors.
Kathy Nakata says
I LOVE what you did with your stamp! And I bought this stamp from Honey Bee! It arrived yesterday. You have inspired me with how you cut the piece up to make 3 cards. Love the colors you chose. Thank you for all your inspiration!
Holy cow, Emily!!!!
The Red Haired Lass says
Wow! These are stunning!!
Melissa E. says
Your coloring is beautiful! Subscribing.