Sending Love

I posted a clean and simple two tone card last week featuring a new Darkroom Door set, ‘warm wishes’. The detail of the stamp was very apparent in my earlier card but this time I am showing it off with a watercolour look. The set includes five flowers ( I think they are clover) of different shapes and sizes. I have used a rounder flower on this card and stamped it several times to create a blurry background then twice with detail in the foreground.

I began by taping some hot pressed watercolour paper to my glass mat then spritzing it unevenly with water. When it was fairly wet I inked the flower stamp in worn lipstick, aged mahogany and peeled paint distress inks then stamped it repeatedly over the wet panel. I re-inked the stem to stamp several times in the bottom left hand corner.  To frame the design I painted some stormy sky distress stain around the edges. After the panel dried I transferred it to a stamp positioner so I could add a couple more flowers. I used the same three distress markers to ink the flower and stem then added darker green with a forest moss marker.

For some added interest I used a number stamp from another new Darkroom Door set, ‘number medley’. I know I am going to enjoy using this set to add texture and detail to a whole lot of projects. You probably wouldn’t have guessed the stamp is made up of numbers because I stamped with distress stain and did some spritzing to make the ink move a little.

To complete the card I added a sentiment from ‘warm wishes’ in faded jeans archival ink then popped up the whole panel with some white foam. I feel like transforming this design into an art journal page; what do you think?

For more inspiration with this new set head over to the Darkroom Door blog.


11 Comments on “Sending Love”

  1. Renee Walker says:

    Really enjoy your tips and work. Similar to the style I like. Thank you for sharing!
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  2. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful watery background for this beautiful red clover! I would not have thought to add the numbers in the dark blue, but it works so beautifully! Love, love, love this, Heather!

    • Heather says:

      I initially added the numbers in two places and splatter in the third area. Unfortunately I dragged my hand through the splatter so it did not look appealing, that’s when two number sections became three!

  3. Lagene says:

    Beautiful creation! I love the soft flowers in the background and the overall layout with the blue stamping added!

  4. Pat says:

    I love the watery flower in the background with the added blue edges and the blurry numbers stamp, and then two more of the flowers keeping the structure more exact they stand out beautifully. I think this would look great as an art journal page. I hope you will show us if you do it Heather. x

  5. Karen Jackson says:

    I really like the soft watercolour background with the contrasting blue stamping. Your treatment of the clover in the foreground is realistic and makes for a memorable card. These clover stamps are lovely.

  6. Shirley Quarry says:

    A gorgeous card. I love the background you created to showcase the pretty clover.

  7. Godelieve says:

    I love it when you make cards like these, so beautifu!

  8. This is a beautiful card! The background is such a great contrast to the flower, great job!

  9. […] myself? Didn’t I post this a few days ago? Indeed, I posted something similar on Monday, a card featuring the new ‘warm wishes’ set from Darkroom Door. At the end of the post I mentioned that I’d like to transform the design […]

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