Have you tried generation stamping? The results you can get from stamping an image two or three times before re-inking are amazing!
Today I'm using the From the Vault Real Poppy stamp to show how this technique works. I really like the results you get using a red rubber stamp for this technique, but clear stamps work as well. I find that I can't get as many generations stamped with clear as I do with rubber and the colors aren't quite as vibrant.
I'm using four colors of Reactive Inks for the flowers -- Fruit Punch, Taffy, Creamsicle and Lemon Drop. And two colors for the stem -- Green Apple and Key Lime Fizz. Since I will be adding water to my stamp, I used Bristol Smooth paper since it is able to handle water well.
To create the flowers, I inked up my stamp and stamped the first impression on the white paper. Then I lightly misted the stamp once with a water bottle and stamped it again. Then I repeated this one more time to stamp a third generation image. You get variations in color as well as clarity of the image which makes it appear as if some flowers are closer than others. Such a simple a fun technique!
For the background I used the Bold Graphic Confetti Die to create an embossed background on Pebble cardstock. To do this, I simply ran it through my die-cutting machine with my dry embossing sandwich formula and it creates this beautiful background. How awesome that all of our confetti dies can also be used as embossed backgrounds!
I mounted the stamped panel to a piece of Azalea cardstock and assembled the rest of the card on a card base made from Mustard cardstock. I finished off the card with a white heat embossed sentiment from the Color Layering Monarch Butterfly set.
Hope you have happy day!
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