I am so excited to be using a stamp of one of my favorite flowers, the Peonies on my card today. The Hero Florals Peonies stamp is a new addition to my stash and I have experiment with using different papers and techniques.
First up I used rice paper (also know as mulberry paper or Xuan paper) and did a faux Chinese painting. Some of the characteristics of Chinese Paintings may include “watercolor without lines”, one brush stroke for a single petal, writing (a poem, or title, and/or date) and a seal (artist’s name). Now I must disclaim here that I am no expert in Chinese painting, just some observations from looking at them. 🙂
I stamped the floral and leaves images using Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Granite, and watercolor the images. My Chinese writing skill using a brush is not good enough so I just used a black marker to write Happy Birthday (top right corner), and the date (lower portion), and added my seal. Then my rice paper panel is adhere to a dark gray card base.
Next up I used the same kind of paper and I gold heat embossed the images before watercoloring it.
This last project I made a place card, for a birthday party of course!! 🙂 I used Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper, stamped in Archival Ink and watercolored both flower and leaves. Then I die cut using the matching Frame Cut. I adhere it to a cup shape place card holder die cut using Hero Arts Nesting Teacups Infinity Dies. I die cut an extra plain leave to write the name.
Here’s the back view, you could see how easy it is to have it done.
I sure had fun with this stamp. It’s in the store, get yours today. Scroll down to get my promote code and save some money shopping. 🙂
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- Hero Florals Peonies Clear Stamp
- Hero Arts Peonies Frame Cut
- Hero Arts Nesting Teacups Infinity Dies
- Hero Arts Many Birthday Message Clear Stamp
- VersaMark Watermark Mini Ink Pad
- Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink
- Gold Embossing Powder
- black marker
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet black)