We are super excited today as it's the official 3rd birthday of So Suzy Stamps. The team has some amazing creations that you can check out on the blog, here. In addition, there's some special deals, today only with the new release, including free shipping for orders over $25.00 for US and International. All the details can be found by clicking the blog link above.
Also, our very own Olesya Kharkova has designed some of the stamps in the new release, some of which bear her name, including the "Olesya Side Bloom", that I'm featuring today. How awesome is that? They are so gorgeous and Olesya is uber talented. Obviously!
Let me quickly share how I made this card.
1. First, cut an A2 sized piece of watercolor paper (Strathmore 300 series).
2. Stamp image 3 times using Versamark ink and the Misti for best coverage.
3. Heat emboss your image (Nuvo Hot Chocolate embossing powder) as pictured.
4. Place in a large box and spritz upper section with water, then Ranger distress spray stain. Dry slightly with heat emboss tool, then blot excess with paper towel.
5. Repeat spritzing with water and Ranger Cracked Pistachio distress spray, covering the bloom, for the lower portion.
5. Grab a bubble stencil and place over colored areas. Hold down as tight as possible, working in sections, and spritz with water. Wait approximately 10 seconds, then blot with paper towel. Dry with heat emboss tool.
6. Cut a large circle by tracing a bowl or large cup or use a die cutting machine to cut a circle from a piece of cardstock. (I used some scrap vinyl on my die cut circle for easy wipe up and re-use.)
7. Use a blender tool and white chalk or pigment ink and blend all around the edge of the circle. I used Suzy's Angel Wings pigment ink.
8. What do you say, we make some paint splatters? I love this technique. Grab an old toothbrush, get it slightly wet and pour a touch of white (Decoart Satin Multi-surface Cotton Ball) paint onto your acrylic block or craft mat. Dip your slightly wet toothbrush into the paint. Place your project in a large box and, using your thumb, rub it across the paint dipped toothbrush and "spray". Repeat as desired. Dry with your heat emboss tool.
9. Color your image. I used two different Zig clean color brushes, one for the petals and one for the center section. Distribute the color with a water brush. Blot with a paper towel to add a "light" effect. Dry with heat emboss tool.
10. Again, since we are using watercolor paper, it's best to use the Misti to stamp your sentiment, at least 3 times for full coverage. Trim and mat your gorgeous art with your favorite adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L) onto a black piece of cardstock, also trimmed and matted to fit an A2 sized card.
I love how this turned out. It's totally open to interpretation. Is it a cosmic flower in space? Or is it under water? That's the beauty of art. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope you will add this gorgeous flower to your collection! Be sure and check out the entire release, here.
Purchase Miss You, here.
Purchase Olesya's Side Bloom, here.
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