Happy Throwback Thursday 🙂 Today I'm sharing a card that features a technique that I haven't used in ages. I'm not sure what it's really called but it uses ink and sponge daubers direct to the stamp. I thought it would be a great way to add colour to the large sunflower in the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set with out colouring it in.
It's a very simple technique. I took 3 ink colours. A yellow, an orange and a grey and a dauber for the grey and orange.
I then inked the stamp up in the yellow ink and took a small piece of kitchen paper and dabbed the ink off in the center.
Next I added orange ink to the dauber and dabbed it around the bottom of the petals. I used the grey ink and dauber to add ink to the very center of the flower.
Once it was all inked up I stamped it centrally onto a piece of white cardstock measuring 12cm x 10cm. Now the hard part cutting it up!!
First I cut 4.5cm off from the bottom and popped it to one side. Then I took the remaining 12cm x 5.5cm piece and cut it in to 3 pieces. Each piece now measures 4cm x 5.5cm.
I then mounted the 3 pieces onto a piece of grey cardstock measuring 6cm x 12.75cm. I left nice equal boarders all around.
To finish the front I matted a white layer onto a grey one and stamped the sentiment onto the bottom right side. I then used 3d foam to adhere this layer onto the card base
I used 3d foam to mount the flower onto the card as well. This card has a clean and elegant look that can take the dimension that 3d foam offers.
I then took the smaller panel and trimmed the width to 9.5cm. Next I mounted it onto a piece of grey cardstock measuring 5cm x 10cm. I then created a white mat measuring 9.5cm x 13.85cm and placed it onto a mat of grey cardstock measuring 10cm x 14.4cm. I adhered this to the inside of my card and the placed the stamped layer onto the right hand side so that the grey edges lined up.
I am really pleased with this clean and elegant card. I have used more subtle colours for my flower but I can see it being done with bright and bold tones to create a real burst of colour!