Hi friends! I am incredibly excited today to share that my newest stamp illustration for Simon Says Stamp, Orchid Rose Bouquet, is part of the February 2022 Card Kit, called Season of Sentiments! I am so honored to have my design used in this card kit. I have a project to share with you today using the new Orchid Rose Bouquet, so let’s get started with the details!
I began by stamping the Orchid Rose Bouquet from the Season of Sentiments kit on Hammermill cardstock using Hero Arts’s Contour Ink for some no-line Copic coloring. I used some vibrant pink, purple, and green Copic markers to add lots of intense color to the image, allowing the large orchid to be the star of the show!
Once I had finished coloring my image, I lightly blended some Hollyhock and Deep Purple inks from Simon Says Stamp in the opposite corner to coordinate with the shades in the colored bouquet. I then stamped one of the sentiments included in the Orchid Rose Bouquet using Obsidian black pigment ink from Altenew to get a really crisp stamped image over the top of the ink blending.
Before mounting the colored panel on my A2 glitter paper card base, I adhered it to a slightly larger panel of some deep purple cardstock to add a bit of contrast between the edge of the colored panel and the similarly-colored pink glitter paper, appropriately named Opulent Orchid. The shades were a similar level of vibrancy, so without that contrasting deep purple edge, the two cardstocks would have blended into each other. The final touch was to add some iridescent purple gems for some added sparkle and texture!
Well, that’s all for my card today. I am so thrilled that my illustration was included in the Season of Sentiments card kit. The Simon Says Stamp team have absolutely knocked it out of the park with their own projects; I highly encourage you to go check them out on the post on the Simon Says Stamp blog! Thank so much for reading, and have a marvelous day!