Hello and Welcome to Make Magic Release Blog Hog – Day 2. For today, I made a mini slimline card and a tag featuring the beautiful Hibiscus Blooms Stamp Set.
- Hibiscus Blooms is an 8×6 inches clear stamp set.
- It contains 18 individual stamps suitable to create any size projects and endless compositions.
- Having Hobisucs Blooms – coordinating die set will help you to easy create backgrounds and add the images as a second layer or topper.
HIBISCUS BLOOMS and Humingbirds mini slimline card
This card measures 6 -3/4″ x 3-1/2″ inches.
- I first stamped the images from Hibiscus Blooms Stamp Set using Antique Linen Distress ink on Strathmore watercolor paper.
- To add colour, I used Distress Inks diluted with water.
- I simply applied the inks on the glass mat, then I mixed them with water or with other ink colours and I applied the mix over the images.
Distress Ink Colouring
- You can apply a glazing watercolor technique using Distress Inks.
- These inks are translucent ( even Distress Oxide inks are translucent when mixed with plenty water)
- So, after applying various washes of color you can apply a last wash (of any ink color you might choose) to modify the appearance of the colour.
- I used Black Sooth Distress Ink diluted with water to do this.
- This can also fix raw edges or any unwanted cauliflower effect created by the Distress Inks. Although sometimes all those textures are nice and desirable.
Ink Colours Used
- Flowers : Prize Ribbon Oxide, Prize Ribbon Distress Ink combined with Pine Needles Oxide ink.
- Leaves : Pine Needles Oxide ink.
- I also used Salvage Patina and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink over all the images to add lights.
- To add shadows, I used Black Sooth Distress Ink .
Accents and Details
- To stamp the sentiment, I used Versafine Black Onix Ink and the Misti.
- I stamped a background panel using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink and Sexy Hexis background stamp and I applied a heavy coat of Prize Ribbon Oxide ink over the edges.
- Then, I glued the coloured panel over the inked background and then I glued this to the card base.
I’m obsessed with those mini hummingbirds from Hibiscus Blooms Stamp Set. They can also be the star of a small project.
- To make this tag, I first die-cut the tag out of Strathmore watercolor paper using a die from Nested Tags die set.
- Then, I stamped the image using Antique Linen Distress ink.
- Next, I applied the same ink colours use in the project above.
- I mixed Black Sooth Distress Ink and also Prize Ribbon Oxide with water and I splattered these over the tag.
- For the banner , I heat embossed the sentiment using WOW white embossing powder on white cardstock and I applied Pine Needles Oxide and Prize Ribbon Distress Inks over ( to change the colour of the cardstock.
- To finisg, I embellised with sequins.
- Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the comments section. Winners will be chosen and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 28thth of July.
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That’s all for today.
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