Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hello Friend

  I am playing today with my Jumbo Blossom Beauty stamps from Stampendous.  I have been taking a class on My Creative learning how to color the face stamp and flower it comes with.  This is one of my "practice" faces, one that I colored with Prismacolor colored pencils, and another one of the jumbo flowers available "the Hydrangea"!

I have been trying to squeeze the face and flowers on an A2 size quarter-fold card, which really isn't easy.
The face is fun, and the various flowers are awesome, especially since I love flowers!  So here is what I did to complete this card.

First of all, I prepared an A2 card front with a piece of patterned paper 1/4" smaller all the way around. I then stamped out the face and colored it in with Prismacolor pencils.  I love Prismacolor pencils because they are so creamy and really do blend well when layered.  I stamped the hydrangea cluster stamp on X-press Blending card and colored them in with my Copic markers.  There is also a single flower that I stamped and colored also, so I could adhere it with foam tape and pop it up for dimension. One of the exclusives of these jumbo flower stamps, is that Stampendous also has the wafer thin dies that match the flowers so you can cut them out quickly and layer them if you wish.  I love to fussy cut, so I didn't purchase all the dies that were available.

The glasses that I cut for the face were described on a video on YouTube from Stampendous.  There are several videos available from the designer of the faces and flowers line, and she gives you great ideas on projects to use the faces and lovely flowers. She also gives ideas on different hair styles you can draw, paint, or create if you want your face to have hair instead of the jumbo flowers. To complete the card, I trimmed off several of the flowers that hung off the edge of the card. I also added a small banner saying, "hello Friend"!

Have a nice week, leading up to a wonderful weekend. I am busily trying to finish my "class project" from My Creative, and will share it with you as soon as I do. 


  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Mindy!! You are doing such an amazing job with the coloring!! I don't have the Hydrangea die yet, but it's on my must-have list!! I colored my first face for a project next week and oh my is so addicting!! Love, love this!! I have to practice with the glasses...I love the look!! Have a great weekend my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Wow are rocking this stamp...I should take that class that Dar is home, maybe I can get busy again with my creating...we had a good time though!! I love your faces you are doing with pretty....I need the other flower dies so I can mix and match...I don;t have this one!