36 ready-to-go retro florals to print and colour
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If it’s got Vicki Boutin’s signature on it, consider us content! Including five motivational sentiments and cutesy motifs, we’re pleased as punch to be providing you with a bumper set of positivity-packed digi stamps from the queen of crafts herself! Download the entire lot tonight and craft a pick-me-up for an all-important someone. Plus, Kitty Day offers her expertise on how to make the most of your printables and create gorgeous, subtle backgrounds for your focal designs.
Download and print them
1 Press ‘Click here to download now’ then log in – or register if you don’t currently have an account with us.
2 Click ‘Download now’ and you’ll see the download processing at the bottom of your screen.
3 Open the folder, then right-click on the file and select ‘Print’.
Not only will this month’s picking of digi stamps provide you with plenty of options for your greetings, they’ll also give you a welcome opportunity to while away the hours with a calming session of colouring. Kitty’s ‘Kind And Brave’ card is a good place to start. Print out the mandala and heart digi stamps, then fill them in at your own pace. They’re both incredibly intricate motifs and ideal for mindful colouring. You’ll find that your mind will only be able to focus upon staying within the lines.
The sentiments in this set each boast ornate frames around them which you can either keep or lose to suit your design. If you do decide to keep the frame, why not add a little colour to boost the sentiment as Kitty demonstrates on several of her cards? All it requires is a thin nibbed marker and a steady hand to add subtle colour. Opt for a single shade or a duo of hues for easy gradient effects. It’s a simple yet effective way of adding dimension to your cards and drawing the eye in on the wording.
In the background
These digi stamps really do speak for themselves, but pair them with a range of cardmaking techniques and you’ll be onto a winner! Mount your motifs onto an ink-blended background like Kitty’s ‘It’s All Good’ greeting or go the extra mile and apply your distress inks through a stencil. Patterned papers will always add a punch to your projects, but why not try dry embossing for textured backgrounds, similar to Kitty’s ‘Hello Sunshine’ card? Otherwise, leave the background blank so your digi stamp remains the focal point.
YOU WILL NEED:
American Crafts Vicki Boutin digi stamps
Stencil, My Favorite Things Cloud Edges; Craft Sensations Florals
Embossing folder, Xcut Swiss Dots
Ink pads: Ranger Distress Oxide Peacock Feather, Mermaid Lagoon
Cardstock: kraft, various colours
Embellishments: buttons, pearls, dots
Adhesives: 3D foam pads, glue
Apply turquoise distress oxide ink onto the top half of a white blank. Attach a strip of striped paper along the middle. Print, colour in and cut out a large butterfly. Attach to the panel with 3D foam pads. Print out a sentiment and fix with 3D foam pads. Add grey Nuvo Drops and leave to dry.
Mount patterned papers onto kraft card, then mount onto a white blank. Create a hill shape from kraft card and add little dots with an alcohol marker to create a stone effect. Print, colour and cut out three birds and a sentiment. Attach each one to the card with 3D foam pads and add two buttons to finish.
It’s All Good
Lightly apply blue distress oxide ink onto white card, layer onto turquoise, then onto a blue blank. Print out several floral motifs and a sentiment, colour in and trim. Attach the sentiment to the centre of the card and fix the flowers with 3D foam pads.
Layer white card onto lilac card, then mount onto a white blank. Print out five feather motifs and a sentiment. Colour in and cut out. Attach towards the top of the card with 3D foam pads Glue patterned papers to the bottom of the card and add three gems.
Layer patterned paper onto pink card and matt onto a white card blank. Emboss a panel of white card using a dotty embossing folder and mount onto pink, then secure to the card front. Add a thin strip of pink card along the top. Print, colour and cut out two butterflies and a sentiment. Attach to the greeting with 3D foam pads. Embellish with gems.
Lightly apply lilac distress oxide ink onto white card. Place a floral stencil over the top and brush through more lilac ink. Layer onto lilac card and matt onto a white blank. Print, colour and cut out a large flower and two leaves. Colour in with alcohol markers and fix in place with 3D foam pads. Add lilac colour around the edge of a sentiment and attach with 3D foam pads. Decorate with white pearls.
Layer patterned paper onto pink card and matt onto a white blank. Layer white card onto pink and draw a frame around the edge with a black fineliner. Cut out the floral mandala and heart mandala digi stamps. Colour in with alcohol markers and layer together with 3D foam pads. Print out a sentiment and glue to the middle of the heart.
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