I discovered how to get multiple colors on Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set while playing! The result was this beautiful gate card. First, I love the stamp! It’s one of Stampin’ Up’s distinctive stamps created to produce a stamped image with a photographic quality. It reminds me of a vintage photo and looks great in solid colors or with multiple colors. The technique was fairly easy – you’ve got to give it a try. But don’t wait to get the stamp – it’s only available for FREE during Saleabration with a $50 purchase. The bad news is Saleabration ends March 31st, so there’s not much time left. I will definitely be making a video of this card so watch for it in my newsletter and on my Lynda Falconer YouTube Channel soon.
How to Make Multiple Colors on Heartfelt Blooms Stamp
The first thing I did was ink the stamp. To get multiple colors I used 3 ink colors – Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, and Garden Green. I inked up a dauber in Berry Burst, then daubed the color on the largest flower, except for the center. Then I daubed Garden Green Ink on the leaves, and finally daubed Daffodil Delight on the small flowers and the center of the large one.
Next I went back over the flowers with Berry Burst or Daffodil Delight Ink to darken them. I huffed on the stamp to be sure it was still moist, then stamped the image on Whisper White card stock measuring 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. When it was dry I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the card with black Memento Ink.
For the gate card, the Whisper White card base measures 4 1/4″ x 11″. The long side is then scored at 2 3/4″ and 8 1/4″. The 2 green striped panels measure 4″ x 2 1/2″ and are from the Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper pack. Finally, the stamped image is cut with the 4″ x 2 1/2″ Lots of Labels Framelit die. It is backed with the next size of framelit cut out of Berry Burst Cardstock.
Assembling the Card
Fold the card base on the scored lines to make the gate folds. Then adhere the striped panels to each side of the card front. Next the stamped image was adhered to the Berry Burst backing with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The left half of the stamped image piece was attached to the left side of the card base front with Fast Fuse. Finally, I embellished the top image label with pearls and a Berry Burst Seam Binding bow.
Saleabration Specials – Time is Running Out
Remember, you can only get this stamp for FREE when you make a $50 or more purchase. Check out all the Saleabration specials here but don’t wait long – the sale ends March 31 and items are starting to sell out. If you don’t have a demonstrator I promise to take very good care of you! Be sure to use the hostess code by the SHOP button to get a special surprise from me!