Do you recognize this stamp from yesterday? I’ve used the Color & Contour Stamp Set a lot since the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog went live earlier this month. I like it so much, that I used it in my first in-person class after enough of us had Covid vaccinations that we could really enjoy being together.
This is a Two–Step Stamp
This single-stem floral image is one of three stamps in this set that have two stamps. One stamp is for the outline and the other is for the color that fills the outline. While it may be possible to stamp the fill so that it fits the outline perfectly, I haven’t really tried to stamp it that way. The stamp looks like more of a sketch than a carefully drawn image. I’m sure it was carefully drawn – but drawn to look like a sketch. So splashing on some fill color seems like just the thing to do to flesh it out.
To create the stamped image, I stamped the outline using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and the fill using Pale Papaya Classic Ink. To add just a bit more color, I painted in the three small leaves using the Light Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend Marker.
The Patterned Paper Led Me to the Colors
Before I chose the colors for the stamped image, I chose the patterned paper that I’d use for the card. It’s one of the sheets from the Hand-Penned Petals Designer Series Paper, which goes very well with the Color and Contour stamp set. The colors in this sheet include Pale Papaya, which is why I chose that for the color of the flower. Some of the lighter background leaves are Mint Macaron, so that’s where the Mint Macaron Marker came from. Of course I chose this paper as I wanted to show off at least one new paper set for my class attendees. They loved it!
Finally the Layering
If you’ve been following me for long, you have to know that my favorite way to construct a card is with layers. The layers in this card aren’t extensive. But they’re still layers. Here are the layers and their measurements.
Main Card Layer
- Card base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, folded at the left
- Pale Papaya Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″
- Hand-Penned Paper: 3-3/4″ x 5″
- Pale Papaya Cardstock: 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
- Basic White (Stamped layer): 2″ x 4″
- Small scrap for sentiment (which is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set)
I used a 16″ length of ribbon and just tied a knot on top of the right section of the card.
More About that Designer Series Paper
You’ve actually seen the Hand-Penned Petals paper set here before – just before the new catalog was released. I should probably have shown you more of it before now. But, even before the last couple of weeks I created quite a few cards with this paper set. Unfortunately, I’ve managed to send them off to friends before I even got a chance to take pictures of them. In fact, I’ve used enough of the paper that I had to buy a second pack of it! But I already have two cards already made and ready to share here over the next week or so. I have no doubt that I’ll be making more. So keep an eye on my blog posts!