Hello Waffle Flower friends! I haven’t done a card with a video for awhile, so decided I would share that with you today. I based my inspiration and starting point for my card using this month’s challenge photo inspiration. Instead of looking at the whole photo as the inspiration, I selected one object from it, the bird painting in the background. So I started with the feather stamp first, then went with blue and tan for my colors.
As I started getting my supplies together, I remembered when I learned about the stamp kissing technique, and thought I need to do that again! You can see in the video the texture I got by kissing the circle polka dot stamp to the inked solid feather stamp. I mention in the video that there is a little ink smooshing too. So I have a little of that and the polka dots, but great texture, and that is what I was going for instead of a solid feather image.
I wasn’t planning on using the little mermaid, but the flow of the feathers and the other stamping, made a perfect little sea home for her. The feathers reminded me of kelp or seaweed floating. Okay, so maybe you and I know they are feathers, but to the recipient, they won’t know! I think the texture from the stamp kissing also help make that elusion that they are floating in water. For the mermaid, instead of coloring her in after stamping, I blended the same ink colors on cardstock and then stamped her. I think she came out so pretty, soft, so calm and pretty floating in her ocean.
I have a video to share how the card came together!Youtube Channel.