primroses

Welcome to my crafty blog and some slightly unseasonal primroses! I love these three way overlay stamps from Claritystamp (they’ve got quite a few in their range now), although I do have to use my stamping platform to make sure I get each one lined up fully before I ink it. I can’t manage to that freehand.

I started by stamping the primroses into the lower corner of a piece of white card that I’d cut to fit on a 6×6 card blank. I started with image 1, the line art, in ‘watering can’ Archival ink. Image 2 was next to fill in the flowers and leaves – I added ‘dried marigold and ‘mowed lawn’ Distress Oxides to the stamp using a sponge. Finally I stamped the third image, which fills in the background, using ‘broken china’ with a little ‘mowed lawn’ blended in across the bottom.

I then covered the stamped image up with the reusable mask that comes in the set and used a piece of low tack tape to mask off the lower part of the card. I blended ‘broken china’ and ‘mowed lawn’ across the panel with a brush, to pick up the background colours in the image.

Finally I added a small bee by the flowers in ‘watering can’, colouring in his stripes with the ‘dried marigold’, and popped the sentiment along the top of the panel before attaching the topper to the card blank.

Thanks for dropping in. I’m sharing this one over with AAA cards having used their layout, although I rotated the image. Do you think my little bumble bee counts as a ‘critter’?

4 thoughts on “primroses

  1. So pretty! The floral image looks very stained glass windows. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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