Wednesday, 27 April 2016

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hello Everyone and Welcome! Ksenija is here today and I am sharing a project featuring the Floral Fantasy stamp set from the latest IndigoBlu release.

Today's post demonstrates a one-layer card made with masking and ink blending techniques.

I started with stamping lilacs in Archival black ink down to a card base and then stamping the same image down to masking paper and fussy cutting it out. Using masking tape I masked off the edges of the card keeping a rectangular opening. Following this step I covered the previously stamped lilacs image with a mask.

Moving from the lower part of the opening to the upper I blended in various Distress inks. Then I removed all the masks and stamped down the sentiment in black dye ink.

I love the detailed image of the lilacs in this set and a little butterfly sitting on the top of the bunch. I felt that it did not need any additional embellishment, so gorgeous this image was.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

IndigoBlu Supplies used:
Floral Fantasy Stamp Set


  1. Love the techniques, and the overall effect of not colouring in the stamp, you have inspired me to give this a go. Thanks. Bryan.

    1. Glad to read this! This stamp is so gorgeous, and I believe it is difficult to colour it properly, I didn't dare :)

  2. Beautiful simple card, love it. xx

  3. Beautiful simple card, love it. xx

  4. Beautiful and no colouring in!

  5. Love the colours of the blended background and clever idea to keep the flower stamp in black line image. Fabulous one layer card and thank you for the inspiration x

  6. stunning - this is perfect x