Painted Petals has that same lovely "old-fashioned" watercolor feel. I chose to keep my card and bookmark set very simple to focus on that.
To add depth to the flowers I first inked the stamp with Strawberry Slush ink and then added highlights with a Rose Red marker directly to the stamp. A Stamp-a-ma-jig was essential in getting the perfect alignment. I love my Stamp-a-ma-jig! It sounds a bit paradoxical but I find it relaxing to stamp with a Stamp-a-ma-jig so I can view and precisely place images in the exact spot to get a pleasing and balanced placement. I have to admit I used to be hesitant to reach for my SAMJ thinking the extra step was a nuisance, but I find I have far fewer "mistakes" and am much happier with the end result when using this wonderful tool!
Thanks so much for joining us for our Blog Hop. Now please click on the links below to continue on your way to see more wonderful projects with the Painted Petals stamp set. Click "Next Blog" to see the talented Mike Funke's creation or "Previous Blog" to view Nancy Smith's lovely projects. Our next hop will be two weeks from now when the Crew will return to review another stamp set!
Supplies: Stamps: Painted Petals, Paper: Naturals White Cardstock, Ink: Strawberry Slush Classic Ink, Rose Red Stampin Write Marker, Wild Wasabi Classic Ink, Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink, Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig.