Simply Stamped with Maureen Merritt

Catherine CP Designs, Floral, Gallery, Projects

Hi there, it's Maureen here sharing a card I've designed using Catherine's most recent Spring Fling release.  I was able to squeeze in a lot of products in this one CAS card!

CPBogIn all honesty, this card began way differently than it turned out!  It's one of those that you have to keep changing because you smudge black ink, try to fix a layer and cut it ragged, you know fun design challenges like that 😉  All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the end result.

I started by inking the Modern Damask Background stamp set in It's a Girl, Bellini, Tiara and Melon Ice inks, overlapping just a bit as I added each color.  I cut this stamped panel on an angle and set it aside.

CPblogCU2I'm not much of a colorist, so I am always looking for new ideas and techniques to use with line art stamps.  To color the Beautiful You flowers on this card I first stamped the image in Midnight ink, then flipped the stamp over and stamped the backside of the stamp in It's a Girl, Bellini and Tiara inks.

The leaves were done the same way.  This is a great way to add color to line images.  They don't always line up perfectly, but the free form of these images allowed me to cut away and parts that were white.

The rest if the card came together quite quickly and easily (despite the Midnight ink mishap!)  I fussy cut the flowers and leaves, then stamped the sentiment from Simply Stated in Midnight ink.  I added the stamped background piece to a white panel and then a white card base.  The finishing touches include rhinestones and twine.

For all of your non-colorers like myself, what techniques do you like to use with line art stamps?  Leave me a comment and let me know!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Note from Catherine:  check back in early July!  We'll be releasing DIES for the Beautiful You Stamp set!

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