early peeks on Gina's blog for our new release next week? (click Gina's link to see more stamp previews, plus links to new projects from Tami and Theresa) Today I'm going to go ahead and show a card I just whipped together with my new sunflowers in Stately Flowers 5! Stately Flowers 5 and our other new Gina K designs stamp sets will be available for purchase Thursday night, October 18th at 7 PM CST. Hope you can come to our party!
This triple panel technique is so easy to do! Just make a mat stack of three layers, piled on top of each other (Pure Luxury Ivory) and stamp your images over the edges (Memento Rich Cocoa) Then cut and layer colored mats underneath (Gina K Dark Chocolate). Adhere layers with pop dots.
Here is a quick coloring tutorial (Apologies in advance for cutting the colored caps off in these pics, my camera kept zooming a in a little closer than what they frame showed!) The first step is laying down the light colors to each area: Y06 for petals, YG93 for the leaves, and E13 to the center.
Next add this beautiful golden yellow (Y19) near the center and tips of petals and in the folds. See how that deeper orange yellow tones down that too bright shade? Trace YG97 over the shaded areas in the image to darken the leaves and stems. This image is so easy to color, no need to guess where the shadows gom, they are built in and and the stamped image will darken any color you leay over it, so you need very few markers. This only used five!
Cut and adhere with pop dots over your mats.
Thank for visiting! As much as I love the sunflower from A Year of Flowers, this one is even more details and realistic and will work for so many things I want to make all year long. Looking forward to showing you more Thursday night!
By the way, thank you everyone who has been writing and inquiring about when the next Stately Flowers set would be coming out! It's almost here, just a few more days!