Hello Joggles Fans. It’s Karen here and today I’ll be sharing a tutorial to create some whimsical and colorful flowers using Joggles Funky Flower Stamps and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Other Supplies: white cardstock, card base (5×7″), newspaper, White Gelly Roll Pen (Sakura), sentiment rubber stamp (unknown), yellow dotty cardstock – Seen & Noted – Take Note – 751321 (Pebbles Inc), permanent marker black (Sharpie), Bracket Paper Punch (Martha Stewart)
Supplies for Additional Card Designs: paper doily, burlap fabric scrap, baker’s twine, crochet lace trim, cork circle 3″, yellow striped paper
Other Supplies: white cardstock, card base (5×7″), newspaper, Gelly Roll Pen -white (Sakura), paper doily, hessian (burlap) fabric scrap, baker’s twine, lace, cork circle 3″, sentiment rubber stamp, yellow striped cardstock, permanent marker black (Sharpie), Bracket Paper Punch (Martha Stewart)
Cut white cardstock into 2×8″ strips. Five strips will be enough to create 15 flowers. Cover your work surface with a Non-Stick Craft Sheet. Swipe 2 colors of Distress Inks directly onto the craft mat as detailed below. Please note that the ratio of color for the blossoms is not 50/50 but is 2 to 1 which you can see in the photos below. There are 3 colors for the stems of which there are 2 wide swipes of green and 3 narrow streaks of yellow ink. Mist the inked craft mat lightly with water. Drag a strip of white cardstock over the inks blending the shades and absorbing all the droplets. Repeat this process of inking and misting until the desired intensity of color is achieved. Set aside to dry or use a heat gun to speed the drying process.
Red Blossoms – Aged Mahogany & Fired Brick (1 strip)
Yellow Blossoms – Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade (1 strip)
Purple Blossoms – Dusty Concord &Worn Lipstick (1 strip)
Green Stems – Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint & Mustard Seed (2 strips)
This is an example of what your strips will look like once they are dragged through the colours. Allow to dry.
Create random texture on the Distress Inked strips. Scrunch up a piece of newspaper or copy paper into a ball about the size of a golf ball. Use the crumpled paper as a stamp. Tap it onto the ink pad and press it to the paper strip. Re-position the newspaper ball and stamp again without re-inking to get a lighter impression which adds more depth to the design. Stamp the newspaper ball over the strips covered with Distress Ink, twisting your wrist in different directions for each new impression so that a pattern does not develop. Aim to create a random unpredictable texture.
Background Texture Distress Ink Color: Red Strip – add Fired Brick ; Yellow Strip – add Mustard Seed; Purple Strip – add Dusty Concord; Green Strip – add Peeled Paint
Use StazOn Jet Black Ink to stamp the Funky Flower stems onto the green strips. Also, stamp just the leaves. Next, stamp the Funky Flower blossoms onto the red, yellow, & purple strips. Stamp the flower centers onto the yellow strip.
Fussy cut all the stems and blossoms. At this stage, I decided they still needed more contrast so I used the newspaper ball and re-applied ink to add more defined texture. I applied darker inks on the red and yellow and added more impressions to the purple and green images.
Background Texture Distress Ink Color: Red blossoms – add Aged Mahogany; Yellow blossoms – add Spiced Marmalade; Purple blossoms – add Dusty Concord; Green blossoms – add Peeled Paint
When building the flowers, you can interchange blossoms and stems so that there is even more variety than the three original stamp designs. Attach the flower’s center and adhere the leaves with dimensional foam tape.
Assemble the card by attaching a strip of pattern paper across the card horizontally 1/2″ from the bottom edge. Use scallop edge scissors to cut a white cardstock strip (1×7″) and slip it under the pattern paper so it is just peeking out.
Use black ink to stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock. Then use a 2″ bracket paper punch to cut it. Mat the sentiment with red cardstock and adhere it to the upper left. Attach 5 Funky Flowers of varying heights using dimensional foam tape and slightly overlapping images. Embellish the lower edge by adding faux stitching with a white gel pen. TIP: Tidy up the raw edges after cutting out the pieces. Use a permanent black marker to cover any white paper that may be exposed. It is also possible to touch up the outline if the stamped impression is too faint.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial using Funky Flower Stamps (#3, #5, & #7) I made three more cards to inspire you because I had made so many flowers. These cards are perfect for a summertime get well or thank you card and all having a charming country feel to them.
Be on the look out for banners, burlap, and bows of crochet lace trim to add variety and embellish your designs.
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