Sympathy Cards

Multicolour Stamping: Large Flower

Did you know that you can use sponge daubers and inks with your Stamparatus stamp positioning tool to ink a multicolour flower for your handmade cards. 


Technique Tips:  First I positioned the flower stamp on my Stamparatus.  I inked it with the Petal Pink ink pad and stamped the image.  Then I added some Rococo Rose with a sponge dauber to some areas and stamped again.   I sponged some Crumb Cake ink onto the stems and leaves and stamped again.  The final one was with a touch of Soft Suede ink.  The end result is a lovely multicoloured flower.  This technique would work well with any large stamp.  

Final 3

Cardstock Colours:  Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Shimmery White

The first half of this video gives you a closer look at how to make this card.

The card below has a more subtle variation of the same technique.  I've stamped first with Crumb Cake on the Petal Pink cardstock then added a touch of Soft Suede. 


Wishing you a cosy weekend.  Bit chilly here so I'm enjoying snuggling up at home - might be time to go find a lap blanket I think!  

Take care and stay safe,



Click image to browse or shop some of the supplies used to make these cards:  


Concord Crush and Bleach

Back again with another bleach card to show you.  After June classes were over I decided to try the bleach technique with a few different colours.  Concord Crush just changes a little but I loved the subtle effect.


Once again I've used Elements Of Style (page 99.)  Such a beautiful image for all the techniques involoving colouring.  I clear embossed it onto the background and left this uncoloured.  

Then clear embossed it again for the feature panel and coloured it in with the bleach filled aquapainter.


The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments (the greeting set for just about every occasion!) 

Some Basic Pearls (pg 140) team up well with the Modern Label punch (pg 146/7.)


I had a leftover scrap of cardstock with part of a bleached flower so used that for the inside of the card.


I quite like these ones I tried on Cherry Cobbler and Rich Razzleberry so must turn them into cards too over the school hols. 


I could keep myself amused for quite a while testing out the various colours.  (And procrastinating from doing housework - grin!!)

Have a great day.  Check back tomorrow for some exciting July news!

Cheers, Sue