Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers cling stamp set is one of my favorites in the new January – June Mini Catalog. The stamps are Distinktive stamps, so you get various shades of ink color in one stamp. The medium flower has several elements – a flower, leaves and background spatter and I wanted to make each element a different color. So I used an old technique called ‘huffing’ to stamp the flower and I am happy with the result. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
The huffing technique is where you use markers to ink the stamps and then breath heavily (or huff) on the stamp to re-moisten the ink before stamping. So I pulled out my 2021-2023 In Color Stampin’ Write markers and colored the stamp with the brush end of the markers. I colored the flower Polished Pink, the leaves Soft Succulent and the background spatter Pale Papaya. Then I huffed all over the stamp and stamped the flower on a Basic white panel. I also stamped the image on printer paper and fussy cut it out to make a mask and covered the stamped image with the mask before inking the stamp again and stamping the next flowers.
After stamping the medium flower from the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set three times, I cleaned off the stamp and inked up the leaves with my Soft Succulent marker to add more leaves to the arrangement. I cleaned it up again and inked just the spatter with my Pale Papaya marker to fill in more spatter until I was happy with the arrangement.
I inked up the sentiment stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set in Basic Gray and stamped it on the front panel. I embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder to add texture and adhered the panel to a Polished Pink mat. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Soft Succulent card base.
I cut a panel Soft Succulent Shimmer Vellum with the small detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies and adhered it to the card with a glue dot. I added a Soft Succulent In Color jewel to the butterfly and three Polished Pink jewels to each of the flowers.
I inked up the medium flower stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set with my Polished Pink, Soft succulent and Pale Papaya Stampin’ Write markers again. I huffed on the stamp and stamped the image in the bottom corner of a Basic White panel. I cleaned off the stamp and used my Pale Papaya marker and mask to add more spatter to the edges and then adhered the panel to the inside of my card.
I love the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set and have seen several techniques for getting a multicolor image such as inking the stamp with sponge daubers, blending brushes, or using the Stamparatus and they all have pros and cons. And then I remembered huffing and found this the easiest to do for this layout. What I really like is the creativity of trying different techniques and having so many options!
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Soft Succulent – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
- Polished Pink – 4″ x 5-1/4″
- 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (die cut butterfly)
- Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)