My Favorite Things | Dramatic Background for a Floral Card featuring MFT Rose Garden stamp set and Crosshatch Polka Dot Background stamp #cardmaking #stamping #mftstamps

My Favorite Things | Dramatic Background for a Floral Card. Video

Hello, fellow stampers! In this video, I will show you how to create a beautiful floral card with lots of drama featuring Copic coloring, colored cardstock, and some heat embossing.

Did you know that Pantone’s color of the year for 2020 is blue? It is one of my favorite colors in everything and it is the color I use very often for my card making. Today’s project uses dark blue for the background of our card as well as for some of the coloring.

My Favorite Things | Dramatic Background for a Floral Card featuring MFT Rose Garden stamp set and Crosshatch Polka Dot Background stamp #cardmaking #stamping #mftstamps

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CARD DETAILS

I started to work on my card by stamping the beautiful floral cluster from the Rose Garden stamp set in Copic marker friendly ink on white cardstock using my mini MISTI stamp tool. I love how delicate this image is and I also love the corner placement of this cluster. It works well on the center of the card, but can also be placed in either of the corners for added interest.

My Favorite Things | Dramatic Background for a Floral Card featuring MFT Rose Garden stamp set and Crosshatch Polka Dot Background stamp #cardmaking #stamping #mftstamps

I often like to color with Copic markers as I find this medium to be a quick way to color. I don’t always have a ton of time when making cards, so I often look for something that isn’t too time-consuming and I find that coloring with Copics goes pretty quick for me. Of course, you can take all the time in the world when coloring with this coloring medium and really go all out, I simply prefer quick and simple coloring.

My Favorite Things | Dramatic Background for a Floral Card featuring MFT Rose Garden stamp set and Crosshatch Polka Dot Background stamp #cardmaking #stamping #mftstamps

I’ve started coloring this image by coloring leaves. I have been doing green leaves a lot lately, for this card I decided to step outside the norm and pick a different color for the leaves – blue. I knew I’d be using a blue background for this card, so I wanted the leaves to coordinate in color with the background, so using blue seemed like a good choice. I used B97, darkest blue, B34 medium blue and B21 lightest blue to color all of the leaves of this stunning cluster.

I added strokes with my marker and details to the leaves where there was no detail and also followed the stamped detail on those leaves where the detail was stamped.

My Favorite Things | Dramatic Background for a Floral Card featuring MFT Rose Garden stamp set and Crosshatch Polka Dot Background stamp #cardmaking #stamping #mftstamps

With the leaves colored I moved to color the flowers. For this, I decided to use soft pinks and used RV14, darkest pink, RV13, medium pink, RV11 another medium pink, RV10 – light pink and RV00 another light pink. I also introduced an RV09 marker to some of the flowers on another card I made with this stamp set just to provide variety to the floral cluster. I used my markers to outline each petal and colored it so that it looked somewhat dimensional and a bit curled.

My Favorite Things | Dramatic Background for a Floral Card featuring MFT Rose Garden stamp set and Crosshatch Polka Dot Background stamp #cardmaking #stamping #mftstamps

I used a coordinating die available separately to cut this cluster out, this gave me a slight white border around the colored image. I typically don’t like the have a white border to my die cuts when I plan to place them on a dark background, so I remove that background so to speak with the help of a marker that matches the color of the background. I knew my background was going to be blue, so I picked a dark blue marker from my stash to color this white outline – B39 marker.

Carefully and slowly I colored the white outline outside the black stamped lines with this blue marker. I have shared other videos featuring this technique and at first, it always looks really weird, it looks as if I ruined the piece, but once I finish coloring and once I add the die-cut to the background – everything falls into place and looks cohesive. I encourage you to give this a try. Using dark colors like this blue helps add a lot of definition and drama to your projects and it helps them stand out. It is very unusual and instantly catches the eye of the viewer.

My Favorite Things | Dramatic Background for a Floral Card featuring MFT Rose Garden stamp set and Crosshatch Polka Dot Background stamp #cardmaking #stamping #mftstamps

To create a background for this card I went used another product from MFT – the Crosshatch Polkadot 6×6 background. For this card, I heat embossed it in gold embossing powder. I used my paper trimmer and cut the background at a slight angle, I call this a modern cut and the idea is to have it cover an A2 white card base and thus have a bit of white show of the bottom.

To create a sentiment for this card I used the Smile Maker stamp set and heat embossed sentiments in Gold embossing powders to match the heat embossing on the background. I heat set the powder to melt it and cut the sentiment strip to a smaller size as well as made an angle cut on the right-hand side to match that angle cut on the background.

My Favorite Things | Dramatic Background for a Floral Card featuring MFT Rose Garden stamp set and Crosshatch Polka Dot Background stamp #cardmaking #stamping #mftstamps

I used foam adhesive tape to adhere the background to the card base – whenever I can, I always love to add dimension to my cards and I love to pop separate layers up. Next, I used foam adhesive squares and foam mounted the floral cluster over the background placing it in the top right-hand side corner. In the same way, I added the sentiment strip overcalling the background and part of the floral cluster.

I also used a white Sakura pen to color the flower centers white and lastly, I embellished my cards with clear dots using Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

My Favorite Things Rose Garden Clear Stamps
My Favorite Things Rose Garden Clear Stamps
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SSS | MFT
My Favorite Things Rose Garden Die-namics
My Favorite Things Rose Garden Die-namics
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SSS | MFT
My Favorite Things Smile Maker Clear Stamps
My Favorite Things Smile Maker Clear Stamps
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SSS | MFT
My Favorite Things Crosshatch Polka Dot Background
My Favorite Things Crosshatch Polka Dot Background
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SSS | MFT
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
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SSS
Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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SSS | SC | AZ
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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SSS | SC | AZ
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SB | AZ
Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV00 Water Lily
Copic Sketch Marker RV00 Water Lily
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV09 Fuchsia
Copic Sketch Marker RV09 Fuchsia
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker B39 Prussian Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B39 Prussian Blue
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker B97 Night Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B97 Night Blue
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker B34 Manganese Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B34 Manganese Blue
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker B21 Baby Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B21 Baby Blue
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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SSS | SC | AZ | TS USA
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS | SC | AZ | TS USA
Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape Roll
Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape Roll
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SSS
White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | SB | AZ
FSJ Grid Paper
FSJ Grid Paper
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SB

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