This is the card that I shared at our quarterly gathering of Peggy’s Sweet Stampers today. I demonstrated how to make sculpted flowers and it was great fun. It’s such an easy process but the end result is so elegant.
First I stamped all the flowers and leaves with Staz-on black ink. Next I painted them all with my ink pads and aqua painters. After they dried I fussy cut each one (the flowers have matching punches which can also be used), then spritzed the back of each (one at a time) with the Stampin’ Spritzer. While wet I used sculpting tools – either Heartfelt Creations or McGill (Amazon). These tools include round ends of various sizes to shape the flowers and leaves. Last I turned over to good side and pushed in the centers to make the flowers “pop” out.
I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere both the pansy to card and petite flowers to pansy. I used glue dots on just the end of the leaves and placed using tweezers to get under the flowers.
I colored the center of the small flower with Daffodil Delight even though I knew I’d cover most of it with a pearl. This technique really brings the flowers to life. They are much prettier in person…the photo just can’t do it justice.
Stamp Sets – Falling Flowers, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Birthday Blooms
Ink – Staz-on Black, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzaz, Wild Wasabi, Stampin’ Write markers – Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi
Paper – Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories – Pansy Punch, Petite Petals, Project Life Corner, Aqua Painters, Stampin’ Spritzer, Pearl Basic Jewels
This technique makes cards so stunning. You really should try it. The only thing you have to worry about is mailing since it will flatten out if you put it in a regular envelope. I suggest a card box.
My next sculpted flower card will use just the flowers from the stamp set Falling Flowers. I’ll be sure to post so that you can see a different type flower.
Until my next post…Happy Stamping!