Hi! Chris here sharing this sweet LOVE card. I LOVE that this card mixes 3 different stamp sets and yet they all look like they belong together! So let us get started.
Sin City Stamps: Art Journaling 2 (script, love)
Natural Beauty (flower)
Classic Spark (diamond background)
Paper: Pacon MultiMedia Paper
Ink: Ranger - Archival (Jet Black)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Old paper, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge
- Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Shabby Shutters, Black Soot, Tea Dye, Iced Spruce, Wild Honey
Ribbon - Ranger Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon
To start off I stamped my background piece using the Script stamps from the Art Journaling 2 collection and the Old Paper Distress Ink. The stamp wasn't quite large enough for my background piece so I just overlapped the stamping on the edges.
I then stamped the script using the Classic Spark Diamond background using my Jet Black Archival Ink. I then matted the stamped background onto black cardstock and set it aside. (sorry I did not take a picture at this stage)
My next stamp was to stamp this amazing flower from the Natural Beauty collection using Archival Ink. Make sure you use a waterproof ink at this step since we will be coloring this in with a water brush.
I started by coloring in the leaves using the Shabby Shutters Distress marker (see the picture on the left side) I then added some depth to my coloring by adding a darker marker - the Iced Spruce Marker. I gently brushed over the coloring with a water brush to help bend the inks a bit.
For the Flower I started by coloring in the center with my Tea Dye marker. I then added some touches of Wild Honey Marker to the flower. I then stamped my Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge ink pads onto my Craft sheet.
I used my water brush to pick up those colors and shading to my flower. You can see the shading below.