Sunflower Stem Background with Liquid Watercolors
Hello friends! Nichol here today with a card featuring an all over background pattern created with the Hero Florals Sunflower Stem Stamp and colored in with Liquid Watercolors.
Creating my own "patterned paper" designs from stamps is one of my go-to favorite techniques. For this beautiful background, I repeatedly stamped the Hero Florals Sunflower Stem Stamp all over a piece of watercolor cardstock using Versamark Ink, and heat embossed the images with White Detail Embossing Powder.
The sunflowers were colored in with a combination of Dandelion and Cocoa Liquid Watercolors and the leaves were colored with a combination of Moss and Pine Liquid Watercolors. A water flow brush was used to apply the color to the embossed images. A color wash of Deep Ocean Liquid Watercolor was applied around the images to finish the background.
The Hello Stamp & Cut die was die cut from smooth white cardstock five times and adhered one on top of another for a dimensional sentiment that pops off the busy background.
A phrase from the Hello Stamp & Cut was stamped on a Foliage Mix Layering Paper using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder before being trimmed into a thin strip and adhered underneath the dimensional die cut greeting with foam adhesive.
I finished the design with a scattering of Ombre Green Sequins.
I hope this has inspired you to try your hand at creating your own custom backgrounds out of your favorite stamped images! Have a super day!