To give you a hug

‘Tis the season for new floral stamps, even if it is not the season yet for new florals! I used my tried and true distress stain watercolour method for this little bunch of tulips. I inked the petals with dusty concord and festive berries distress stain. I often use a brush now and paint stain onto the stamp. That way I don’t contaminate the dauber top of my distress stains with other colours and if I’m using the spray stain I can just dip my paintbrush into the stain I have sprayed into a palette.

I try to paint straight after stamping so the stain is still wet on the watercolour paper and can be blended very easily to fill the petals and leaves.

I added some splatter around the panel as my image was confined to one corner leaving a lot of empty space elsewhere. I used the ‘negative frame’ which is a bonus when I cut the whole set of ‘square frames’ from cardstock. I have kept my new square dies joined together in pairs so I can get these ‘negative frames’ easily. I didn’t want to cover my corner flowers so I snipped off some of the frame to wrap around the image instead.

Isn’t this a sweet sentiment?



10 Comments on “To give you a hug”

  1. memalagene says:

    WOW! Gorgeous! Your creations amaze me!

  2. Jan Castle says:

    Yes, yes, yes!!!! Great sentiment Heather and your card design is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing your delight in using the stains!!! I appreciate getting your blog posts!
    Paper Hugs,

  3. Pat says:

    The same colour combination as yesterday’s roses and it works equally well for these gorgeous tulips Heather, and a lovely sentiment and the split frame with the tulips spilling into it is a great design idea. A fabulous card. x

  4. ND says:

    Lovely card! Give yourself a hug!

  5. Clelie says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!..COLORS AND DESIGN! ♥ with a warm-hearted HUG to YOU!♥

  6. These flowers are so beautiful Heather! What a pretty card x

  7. Sheri D says:

    You always make my heart smile. You have done it again!

  8. Terri Watwood says:

    So Pretty!! I love the floral cards and your color choice is superb Ü

  9. Lieve Stoffels says:

    Again a GREAT card !!! Thank you for spoiling us with your talent !
    (it may sound strange; but I often leave a “happy sigh” when seeing your creations)

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