Blossom branch video tutorial


I am happy to be sharing all manner of sweet spring goodness here and on the Penny Black blog this week. Starting the week is this gorgeous blossom branch stamp and a video tutorial. Blossom branch is a brushstroke stamp so I was after a hand painted look on my finished project. In my previous video I used distress stains applied to the stamp. For this project I worked with distress inks and markers, once again a water-soluble medium but in a format that can be applied with more accuracy than distress stains. The result is more detail on the final image.

I worked in a stamp positioning tool so I could add one or two colours at a time, three shades of green for the leaves and  several pinks for the petals. You can see my process in the video. At one point the camera cut out without me realising so you don’t see all the blending of petal. I used the same process for all the flowers though, so you can get the idea from all that was filmed. I included a tip for a quick matching envelope too.

Hope you have fun with this technique. See you tomorrow.

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Stamps: blossom branch, choose happy
Inks: versafine vintage sepia, shabby shutters, crushed olive, peeled paint marker,
worn lipstick, abandoned coral, barn door marker, gathered twigs marker
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper

Also: MISTI, gold signo gel pen

14 Comments on “Blossom branch video tutorial”

  1. Anne says:

    Such a stunningly beautiful card! It’s such a delight watching you create. I don’t think I could do half as well as you but I am inspired! It’s a gorgeous card and I love the faint image you made instead of just wiping off the stamp. Brilliant! Love it! Thank you!

  2. Pat says:

    Thank you for the video Heather, it is good to see how you do your techniques, and this stamp is so so pretty, and the more structured finish really suits it, and I love the colours you have used too. You always make it look so easy but it is the finishing with the brush and the exact amount of water to make it a watercolour without it becoming mud, which is what tends to happen to x

  3. Debbie Lahaise says:

    this is a lovely card and great video

  4. Karen Jackson says:

    What a simply stunning card Heather. It really made me gasp with pleasure when I first saw it. Thank you for sharing its creation in a video, it is so helpful to see the blending stage of the artwork.

  5. 3kidmama says:

    Simply exquisite! You really know how to make these stamps come to life! WOW

  6. Beautiful, love to see it come together, tfs video

  7. Pitchoune says:

    Thank you for the video, a lovely card

  8. Daria says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful card. I love the way it turned out. Also, thank you for the video and tips you shared.

  9. swanlady21 says:

    What beauty Heather. Thanks for the technique video – I hope to try it out.

  10. Shirley N says:

    Beautiful card! Thanks for the video.

  11. Lynn leduc says:

    Another winner Heather.

  12. Ellie Knol says:

    Gorgeous Heather.. also seeing a video from you is new to me 🙂 TFS

  13. Sandy M says:

    What an absolutely gorgeous card!!! I just got this stamp, so I will be trying this out myself! Thanks for inspiring!

  14. Daria says:

    This is lovely. Thank you for the video.

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