Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Colorful Cosmos Blooms Card with Masking [06.13.2018]

Hello! Sparkle N Sprinkle has the most amazing stamp sets for their June reveal ... and I made a Cosmos flower garden with the Colorful Cosmos stamp set. Let's check it out!

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle products:
Colorful Cosmos Bloom stamp set [00-889P5]
Clear Detail embossing powder [EP280]
Autumn Frost glitter [GM2031]
Caspia Sea glitter [GM2048]
Pink Fizz glitter [GM2050]
Butterscotch glitter [GM2051]
Tangerine glitter [GM2043]
Gecko glitter [GM2045]
Cloud Nine glitter [GM2000]
Other products: 
Versafine Onyx Black ink [VF-82]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Glitter Brush [SG1400]
Tonic Pink Chiffon Mirror Card Satin Effect [9483E]
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]
Metallic watercolors
Labels and Frames dies

I had a lot of fun with this stamp set! I used some metallic watercolors in my stash to color some watercolor paper a shimmery pink. Then, I stamped out the sentiment onto watercolor paper. I treated the paper with my Anti Static Bag, and inserted it into my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I inked up my stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and stamped it onto the watercolor cardstock. I inked and stamped again to make sure I got a solid impression. Then, I removed the paper, sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. I die cut the sentiment using a label die from my stash. Then, I fussy cut a border from black cardstock and layered the sentiment label over the border cardstock. I swiped the outer edge with my Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen and then sprinkled on some Cloud Nine glitter. As I finished adding all the layers to my card, I squeezed on some Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops. You can see all the embossing powder, glitter and drops below.

I created a Colorful Cosmos Garden by masking off the image (more on that below). I used my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform for the masked stamping, and also stamped out the Cosmoses with Versafine Onyx Black ink, which is a waterproof ink. After I had everything stamped out, I used metallic watercolor paints from my stash to color in the Cosmos blooms and the background. When I was done with all my coloring, I used a frame die to cut the teeny thin frame from the image. I also die cut the frame again with Tonic Pink Chiffon Mirror Card Satin Effect, and then pieced all the pieces back together and substituted the pink mirror card for that inner frame I had die cut out. After I pieced it all back together, I rolled out some Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen onto the flower petals and sprinkled on glitters. I used: Autumn Frost, Caspia Sea, Pink Fizz, Butterscotch, Tangerine, and Gecko glitters to embellish the Cosmos blooms. You can see all that amazing sparkle below.

The photo below shows how I created and used the mask to make the Cosmos garden. I placed the stamp inside the Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, aligned my watercolor cardstock (I normally line up my paper in the bottom corner but because to "hang" the bottom of the stamp image off the bottom edge of the card, I had to move my cardstock higher up on the stamp platform) inside the Stamp Platform. I shut the door, picked up the stamp onto the lid, and inked up the stamp, and stamped it onto the paper. Then, I stamped again onto a post it note and then fussy cut out the post it (see it below, the blue image). I layered the post it over the Cosmos Bloom I had just stamped, cleaned off the stamp, and layered it where I wanted the next batch of flowers to stamp. I repeated this process (stamping the image onto the cardstock, moving the mask to cover what I just stamped, cleaning the stamp, positioning the stamp where I wanted it next - which overlaid part of the previous stamp, or butted up against it, and inked and stamped again) until I had the full row of Cosmos Blooms for my garden. Masking is a great way to use the same stamp to make a larger image.

This Cosmos Blooms garden was fun to make. I love floral stamps, and this was also really fun to color. I enjoyed pulling out the watercolors and going to town. I can't wait to see what you create and post in our Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge. The current challenges run until June 25 so you have time to enter your creation and possibly win some Sparkle N Sprinkle cash!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. Beautiful Chris and lovely water coloring, and of course LOVE all the sparkle!!

  2. This is fabulous Chris. Wonderful use of masking!

  3. Such a lovely card
    and love the Nuvo
    drops and masking.
    Carla from Utah