SEPTEMBER KIT HAS ARRIVED!

Sunflower Stem Background with Liquid Watercolors

by Nichol Spohr August 29, 2018 15 Comments

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!

 





Nichol Spohr
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15 Responses

Lesli B
Lesli B

September 05, 2018

This is a beautiful card and you are very talented. I could never make that look so pretty. Tip of the hat to you!

Cindy L Winston
Cindy L Winston

September 02, 2018

Love this! I always forget about letting the background shine on it’s own

Lorna S
Lorna S

September 02, 2018

I usually don’t like sequins and green is not one of my go to colors, but I must admit I really like this card and your choice of colors. It makes a charming “end of summer” card and the sequins are a must!

Jackie
Jackie

September 02, 2018

I love the variety of stamps in this kit and all the fun examples you’ve given us. Thank you for sharing with us.

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

September 02, 2018

So beautiful and so inspiring. I can see a dozen different card designs coming from the ideas presented here. Thanks for sharing.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

August 30, 2018

Gorgeous Nichol, thank you for showing!

Diane Manzi
Diane Manzi

August 30, 2018

New to following @nicolspohr and I just love Love LOVE her work❣️💗❣️
You should be very grateful to have her on your team!!!

Marja
Marja

August 30, 2018

Oh, how beautiful! Love sunflowers and your colours work absolutely great together!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

August 29, 2018

Beautiful card! Love Nichol’s work!!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 29, 2018

What a pretty card!! The sunflowers are so beautiful!!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

August 29, 2018

Beautiful card! Sunflowers just speak warmth, friendship and happiness to me…they are my favorite flower. I have a variety of sunflower stamps. Think I’ll go do some creating. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Bessie Phillips
Bessie Phillips

August 29, 2018

This card is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing

Lagene
Lagene

August 29, 2018

Very pretty! Love your coloring!

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

August 29, 2018

Love your sunflower “pattern paper”.

Juana Lubian
Juana Lubian

August 29, 2018

Love the card