Thursday, April 19, 2018

{Spotlight Project} Helen Creates CAS Sympathy Cards

[Note: This month and next, we have several STAMPlorations girls guest designing and joining the regular Spotlight Project girls and sharing more awesome step-by-step projects that feature our 5x7 stamp club sets. We hope you get even more inspired!]

Hello everyone... It's Helen here again as STAMPlorattions Spotlight Project Guest Designer. I am back with a project spotlighting the Blossom Overture set.

This stamp set has beautiful flowers and sentiments that are great for making cards for any occasion. My project today is a set of CAS Sympathy cards that I created using this stamp set and the Nestled Circles stencil.

So...We're gonna do some stamping, watercoloring, fussy cutting and stencil monoprinting. Let's get started... :)

I started with creating the roses first. Using Mini MISTI, I stamped the roses 3 times with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. Then, I colored them with with Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils. I picked blue, purple and magenta for the roses.

After that, using small round brush, I pulled the colors to fill the images. I once in a while picked the colors directly from the pencil with wet brush to add more color for the darker parts of the flowers.

Once they all were colored and dried, I fussy cut the flowers with micro-tip scissors.

For the background, I added the stencil on a watercolor pad (you can do this on craft mat only, too), with this way, I can get a stenciled distress background for another project :)

I added the Distress Ink with make up sponge, then I moved the stencil to my craft mat.

I sprayed it with some water, and then I added the card on the stencil. Gently I rubbed the card on the stencil to transfer the ink to the card. Then I did it 2 more times. So I get 3 monoprinted cards with one spray!

You can set them aside to dry while working on the sentiments, or like what I did, I sped up the drying with craft heater.

I used one of the frames from the stamp set on the card as part of the backgrounds. I used Memento London Fog and my Mini MISTI so they would be at the same position on all 3 cards.

I stamped all the sentiment on a piece of white card stock and trimmed them with scissors and paper trimmer.

I added the sentiment and flowers on the cards with 3D foam tape and dries-clear adhesive glue. Then I embellished them with white pearl gems.

They are done... Here they are...

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day and be inspired by all the pretty things around.


  1. What a lovely job - your art is truly lovely TFS

  2. What a beautiful result, and a great way to create backgrounds too.

  3. Such a delicate and pretty effect on the background. Love the fabulous roses and how you coloured them and fussy cut them...thank you for the wonderful inspiration x


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