Thursday, 5 May 2016

CC&S 172 Colours: Time to say goodbye...

... to SU's retiring in colour collection 2014-2016. One of our newest DT members Caro is hosting for CAS Colours & Sketches this month and has chosen the retiring colours for this month's challenges. As there is a green and two flower colours in the mix I decided to do one of my favourite floral cards.

I haven't used this Rubbernecker stamp set in a while but I do love it and being a four step stamp it's very easy to get a great look. I inked the largest image with a yellow DI and used a water brush to colour the tips of the flowers with orange. After a couple of mists with water I stamped it onto a piece of linen cardstock. The stems were stamped in black without misting. The leaves were stamped in a similar way to the flowers using a green DI and the random splatters with an orange DI. This piece was then matted onto a piece of coordinating orange cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment in black onto a vellum strip and wrapped it around the mat adhering it to the back to secure it in place and then stuck the whole thing onto an A6 card blank.

I was trying to think of a different way of presenting this stamp and came across this great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches so would like to enter my card into their challenge 235.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Flowers In The Breeze (Rubbernecker)
Ink Pads: Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold & Peeled Paint (TH Distress), Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Snippets: Linen & orange cardstock, Vellum

This is the first time Caro has hosted one of our challenges so please visit her blog and say 'hi'.

Thanks for visiting!
Stef x


  1. Love the dreamy sketchy quality of your image Stef. That's one very beautiful card.

  2. This is lovely, Stef. That stampset is perfect for this week's colours. Like Bev, you've combined it with the Freshly Made Sketches layout - great minds obviously think alike as you've both gone with the vellum idea. It's so effective - and that sentiment finishes your card off perfectly. Caro x

  3. I've not got any 4 step stamp images but looking at yours and Liz's cards this week I'm going to have to invest in some- they make awesomely coloured cards. Like the sentiment stamped on the vellum too.
    Louise xx

  4. Gorgeous card; love the watercoloring.

  5. Stunning! I love the softly sketched look to your card and the way you've used vellum for the sentiment. Fab! xx

  6. What a beautiful card! Those flowers are just gorgeous and I love the sentiment stamped on the vellum! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Beautiful flowers! So pretty with the sentiment overlaid on vellum! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  8. Love this technique Stef!

  9. This card is simply beautiful and perfect with these colours. Love the added vellum. Liz x

  10. Love the artistic look to the layered stamp. Great minds think alike too with the FMS and vellum sentiment :) Beautifully done. Hugs Bev x