Saturday, May 29, 2021

Aloha Friend - Timeless Tropical plus Wild Roses Background Stamp

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am feeling very tropical.  So, I created a card using some very tropical items.  I was inspired by some of the pictures that I had been seeing all last week of fellow demonstrators on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Maui.  Here's a look at my card.  

Learn about my multi-inking technique using the Timeless Tropical and Wild Rose Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! Click here to learn more

Inspiration for my projects comes from so many places.  But, I found all the pictures of all the tropical flowers that my friends and fellow demonstrators on the Maui trip were sharing of the florals from Maui so inspiring that I had to create a fun tropical floral card.  

Multi-inking a Background: 

If you follow me you know that I love flowers: I stink at growing them but I love them.  I think that they are beautiful and find them very inspiring.  So, when I saw the Wild Roses Background Stamp I had to have it.  Sadly I haven't used it enough but I pulled it out to create this fun multicolored background.  I used four different colors to create this background.  

Learn about my multi-inking technique using the Timeless Tropical and Wild Rose Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! Click here to learn more

I started out by placing the background stamp into my Stamparatus so that I could stamp it a couple times if needed.  Ended up only having to do it once which was good.  I inked up the entire stamp with So Saffron Ink and then used Sponge Daubers to add the other colors.  I started out with White Craft Ink and went around the edges of the stamp to create a lighter hue.  I added Pale Papaya and Pumpkin Pie Ink to the centers of each of the flowers on the background stamp.  You can see all the different colors and the control with placement the Sponge Daubers allowed.  

Learn about my multi-inking technique using the Timeless Tropical and Wild Rose Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! Click here to learn more

Creating White Flowers: 

White flowers are not absent of color.  That's one misconception that most people make.  So, I was trying to figure out how I was going to get the colored centers into the white flowers without having a muddy mess.  So, I figured if the Multi-inking worked on the background why wouldn't it work with the flowers as well, but with a little twist.  

Learn about my multi-inking technique using the Timeless Tropical and Wild Rose Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! Click here to learn more

To create the white flowers I first placed the image in my Stamparatus and inked up the stamp from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set with Sahara Sand Ink.  Then I took a Sponge Dauber and removed the Sahara Sand Ink from the center.  Next I inked the centers up with my Sponge Daubers with a little Pale Papaya and So Saffron Inks and stamped the entire thing to create the colorful centers and the white petals.  And it worked like a charm.  

Finishing Touches: 

After stamping all the flowers and leaves I used the matching In The Tropics Dies to cut them all out with my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (aka Bertha).  I used Bertha for this instead of Bessie.  I could have used Bessie (my Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine), but I already had Bertha out on the desk.  I laid all the flowers and leaves out on my card front and decided on the placement of each.  Next I took some Press and Seal and picked up the arrangement.  

Learn about my multi-inking technique using the Timeless Tropical and Wild Rose Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! Click here to learn more

 I added Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the underneath side of the leaves because I knew I wanted them to be just flat to the card.  And while everything was still attached to the Press & Seal I placed everything back down on my card front and pressed it into place.  I then carefully pulled the arrangement back up careful not to remove what I had attached already.  I then added some more Liquid Glue to the center flower because I knew I wanted my sentiment strip to go between the other two flowers.  I added Stampin' Dimensionals to the other two so that I had a couple different layers on the card.  And then carefully placed the arrangement back into position and pressed everything down.  By using the Press & Seal I got the perfect arrangement of flowers and leaves on my card and didn't have to fuss with putting each one down one at a time.  

Learn about my multi-inking technique using the Timeless Tropical and Wild Rose Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! Click here to learn more

To finish off my card I added my sentiment strip which I stamped tone on tone.  I used a strip of Pale Papaya Cardstock with the sentiment stamped in Pale Papaya Ink.  I then added the die cut aloha from a scrap of So Saffron Cardstock that I had in my scrap bin.  To finish everything off I added Pale Papaya Jewels to the center of each of the white flowers and sprinkled a few around the card.  

Learn about my multi-inking technique using the Timeless Tropical and Wild Rose Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! Click here to learn more


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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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