Hello Friends! How are you today? It’s day 18 and I am super excited to be a guest on the WPlus9 blog today. I had so much fun creating a window card using the beautiful stamp & die cut called Kind Soul. Florals are my favorite stamps and I am totally in love with this one.
Unfortunately the stamp seems to be sold out everywhere and I am sure it will be back in stock soon and it’s totally worth the wait. LOVE the size .. perfect for a 4×6 card.
Using the Kind Soul stamp as a background and as a focal image reminds me of a pretty piece of fabric or a page out of a coloring book. Adding vellum to the background gives it a soft elegant look and off sets the dark sentiment banner enhancing the center image. (that’s a mouth full hahah)
The background was colored simply and the center flowers were colored with Copic markers and colored pencils accents. Did you see the 25% off Copic markers with code MARKERSALE.
To begin I die cut Kind Soul on some 110 lb white cardstock and stamped the flowers with Copic friendly ink. Stamp the flowers several times to fill up the background. Color the background with some markers without any shading. When finished use a rag and some Copic Blending Solution to add texture to the background. Dab the rag on to the colored areas and you have instant texture. When dry die cut some vellum and glue onto the background.
Flip the panel over and add some foam adhesive (to the floral background) and add to a folded card base.
Next ….. stamp, color and die cut the flowers . Color them like the background (without any shading … quick and easy)
Pull out those colored pencils you have tucked away and sharpen the tips. Add some shading to all the flowers and some details with lines. Add dots with a white gel pen to the centers of a few of the flowers.
The sentiment I used is stacked with two lines and I wanted a long sentiment for my card. In the past I would cut the stamp and I saw a trick that Jennifer Mcguire did.
To accomplish this look you want to emboss the entire sentiment (stamping with Versa Mark ink) add your embossing powder and use a brush to brush away the 2nd part of the sentiment “and beautiful soul”. Stamp the sentiment again inking & embossing the sentiment again and this time use your brush to remove the first part of the sentiment “you have a kind” . Trim your cardstock and trim the ends to make a banner.
Add a pop of colored cardstock on the inside and adhere your sentiment with some foam tape.
I hope you picked up a tip or two and a big thanks to Plus 9 for letting me share my love of coloring with you. Have a happy weekend & see you tomorrow. Hugs, Kathy
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