Monday, August 7, 2017

Marbled Background Stamp with Colorful Seasons from Stampin' Up!

I am so excited to share the cards I created with the Marbled Background stamp!  Who would have known how the tone on tone technique can produce a WOW factor.

Throw in some heat embossing with Copper, water color, a little fussy cutting, some Wink of Stella, and you can create this card!

Here are the supplies and instructions to create the Daffodil Delight card here:

Daffodil Delight

Stamp Sets:   
Marbled 143755, Colorful Seasons 143726
Inks:    Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Island Indigo, VersaMark

Tools:   Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Tear and Tape, Copper Embossing Powder, Piercing mat, Aqua painter, paper snips, Wink of Stella

Card Stock:  
Daffodil Delight cut 8 ½ x 5 ½, scored at 4 1/4
Daffodil Delight cut 4 x 5 1/4
Very Vanilla cut 4 x 5 1/4, for inside panel
Very Vanilla scrap for sentiment
Early Espresso cut 2 ¼ x 5 ¼
Water Color Paper cut 2 x 5 1/4


Use piercing mat for stamping for your photopolymer stamps.
Ink up the Marbled stamp with Daffodil Delight (ink pad to stamp).
Take the Daffodil Delight panel and place on top of the stamp
Use scrap paper to lay on top of panel and use hand pressure to smooth over the entire piece.
Use the embossing buddy to remove any static from the water color paper (rough side of paper 
Ink up the maple leaf with versamark and stamp top and bottom leaf.  
Press stamp firmly and hold for a bit so the versamark soaks into the paper.
Add copper embossing powder to the two leaves and heat set.
Do the same process for the middle leaf.
Use the aqua painter and water color the entire panel.  Clean brush in between colors.  Set aside to dry or dry with heat tool.
Use embossing buddy on Very Vanilla scrap and then stamp sentiment using versamark.
Add copper embossing powder and heat set.
Fussy cut your sentiment out using paper snips.
Stamp small leaf in all colors onto the inside panel of Very Vanilla and the envelope. CLEAN STAMP IN BETWEEN COLORS.
Ensure watercolor paper is dry and add tear and tape to the backside.  Remove backing and add to Early Espresso panel.
Add this panel to the marbled panel
Add card front to card base.
Add inside panel
Use tear and tape (small piece) to the back side of sentiment panel and add to your card.
Add Wink of Stella to the maple leaves!

Inside Panel

Berry Burst, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist
Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie

Elegant Eggplant, So Safron, Always Artichoke

Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral

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  1. Thanks Barb. Marbled Background stamp is fun to work with. Tone on Tone looks sharp.

    This is a card we will be making at my October stamp retreat!