Corner Bouquet Card Stamped with Markers
Corner Bouquet Card Stamped with Markers is a handmade card from Stampin’ Up! products, including Stampin’ Write Markers in various colors. The Corner Bouquet is a Sale-a-bration stamp set, which means it is FREE with a $50 purchase through February 28, 2021. I previously posted about a heat embossed card that I made with the Corner Bouquet stamp set. To see that post, click here.
To stamp in multiple colors, I used Stampin’ Write Markers instead of Stampin’ Pads. The markers are water-based and work well for using multiple colors on a single image. I also used a Stamparatus, which was helpful for restamping for even coverage. I positioned the white card stock on the Stamparatus, and positioned the stamp on the card stock, close to both corner edges of the stamp. I then put the acrylic flap from the Stamparatus on the stamp to lift it off the paper. I used the thick, paint brush end of the markers to color the stamp, using multiple shades of green for the stems, and purple and yellows for the flowers. When the entire stamp was covered in ink, I lowered the flap of the Stamparatus on the paper. I then lifted it, and used the marker to reink the stamp as needed. Once I had fairly even color, I did a little bit of touch-up with the markers directly on the card stock, but I opted not to do a lot of touch-up in order to maintain an abstract look.
After I decided on purple for the card, I pulled the ribbon with three shades of purple, and knew that it would be perfect with the flowers. I then selected the sentiment, which I would normally do prior to beginning the card, but this card started as an experiment. I wanted a sentiment that wasn’t real heavy, and one that would not take up a lot of real estate on the page. It had to be a subtle sentiment that would not compete with the bouquet. I looked for “Thank You”, Thinking of You” or Sympathy”, and I found what I wanted in the Borders Abound stamp set. I stamped it with Gorgeous Grape ink from a stamp pad, although you could also use markers for the sentiment. I think we can always use Thank You cards, so that was an easy decision.
I then trimmed the white panel, cut a purple layer for the panel, and made the card base, including a white inside panel for writing. I adhered the stamped white panel to the Gorgeous Grape layer, then wrapped the ribbon around the top of the layers and tied a bow on the left side of the card. I might decide to trim the tails of the bow before I send the card, but for now I am enjoying this card and its simplicity, including the oversized bow.
I adhered the stamped layers to the card base and then I messed a little bit with the bow and secured it to the card with a glue dot. Normally, I would make the card base and cut the layers before stamping, but this card evolved as I went, and I like the end result. I chose not to add any bling, because I do not think it is needed, but you can decide. I hope you like the card..
- Highland Heather card stock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5-1/2” to form card base
- Gorgeous Grape card stock: 3-3/4′ x 5″ layer
- Basic White card stock: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ inside panel, 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel for stamping
- Ribbon: ~15″
Here are the colors I used in the card. I blended the color from the Stampin’ Write Markers in order to mix the shades to create the abstract look. You can do that by adding color on to of color, like I did with the greens. Click on any image to see the Stampin’ up! products available in each color.
Below are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to make the Corner Bouquet Card Stamped with Markers. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.