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Easy Valentines with Petal Points by Vivian Keh

by | January 25th, 2015 | 4

Have you crafted with ColorBox Petal Point Ink Pads before?  They pack so much juicy color into one compact product, and all eight colors in your Petal Point coordinate beautifully with each other.  Each ink wedge is shaped like a piece of a pie – the broad base and tapered tip are very useful for both precise stamping and efficient coverage, blending, and distressing!

Today I want to share with you a set of easy Valentine’s Day cards that were created using just ONE Petal Point Set.

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This Petal Point collection, “Aurora,” comes in pretty plum, pink, and teal hues.  Let me share with you how I created the glowing stamped blossoms on these cards.

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You can see in the photo above the lovely variety of colors included.  Great tool to throw into your bag for an impromptu crafting date or crop!  This set is all pigment ink, which is a very juicy ink perfect for the technique I’m sharing with you today.

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This is my take on a popular “rock and roll” stamping technique.  First pat on your base color.

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Then pat on an edging color.  No need to rush because the pigment ink will stay wet while you add color.  Notice how I use the wide base of the wedge to stamp the edge – the wide base applies color efficiently and creates an evenly colored edge, while the tip is great when you want to get into tight spots or you must be precise.

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Now make your impression – so easy!  In my opinion, this type of stamping works best with stamps like this one that have solid blocks of color as opposed to lined stamps.

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Here is a full sheet that was stamped with JUST ONE “Aurora” Petal Point set!!!  Add in a little shadow stamping (stamping a second time without re-inking), and you get an even wider range of tints.

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Luscious die-cut hearts were edged with the same ink as well as the stamped words.

If you’ve never stamped this way before, I hope you’ll give it a try with our Petal Points.  And if you are an experienced crafter, I hope that you’ll return to this fun, easy, invigorating technique!

-Vivian

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SUPPLIES:
Clearsnap – ColorBox Petal Point in “Aurora”
Studio 112 – Clear Stamp
Core’dinations – 110 lb Cardstock
Sizzix – Heart Die
Westcott – TrimAir Paper Trimmer

4 Responses to Easy Valentines with Petal Points by Vivian Keh

  1. ava gavloski says:

    great presentation…

  2. Linsey says:

    These are so pretty Vivian! I love how you used the Petal Point inks to create the two-tone effect and I’m definitely inspired by this wonderful technique! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  3. Linda K says:

    I love petal points; vivid colors and they blend so well. Great set of cards. Thanks.

  4. Caroline says:

    Beautiful cards : )

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