Carabelle Studio – Always and Forever

Welcome to another week of fun on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challengeย where our theme this week is, Love Is In The Air. We’re featuring Carabelle Studio products and for my project I created a beautiful card with one of their lovely stamps called, Flowers. I thought this was a beautiful stamp and just needed a simple mixed media background to make it shine front and center. I’ve created a tutorial below on how I put it all together and I hope you find some inspiration for your next project. Enjoy!

Also, please welcome Stacy Hutchinson from Tattered Nest Designs. She’s an amazing talent and I’m sure most of you are already familiar with Stacy but please don’t forget to stop by her blog and get some awesome inspiration.

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Handmade Card with Carabelle Studio Stamp

 

Handmade Card with Carabelle Studio Flower Stamp - Step 1

The first step in creating the background is to take a 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ piece of Bristol Watercolor paper and wet it generously with water.

 

Handmade Card with Carabelle Studio Flower Stamp - Step 2

Sprinkle on Paper Artsy Fusions A Bit Jaded pigment powder in random areas. Allow to completely dry. You can speed this process up with a heat tool.

 

Handmade Card with Carabelle Studio Flower Stamp - Step 3

Next, spritz more water around the edges of the panel and in random areas in the inner portion of the panel. Sprinkle Paper Artsy Fusions Golden Sands pigment powder in the wet areas. Allow this completely dry.

 

Handmade Card with Carabelle Studio Flower Stamp - Step 4

Add some Tim Holtz Design tape in random areas on the panel.

 

Handmade Card with Carabelle Studio Flower Stamp - Step 5

Usingย  Ground Espresso Archival Ink add any background stamp of your choice in random areas on the panel. I used the background stamp from the Tim Holtz Papillon stamp set. Allow the ink to completely dry.

 

Handmade Card with Carabelle Studio Flower Stamp - Step 6

Now lighten the area where you want to place your focal point. You can use diluted white acrylic paint or diluted gesso. Set the panel aside to completely dry.

 

Handmade Card with Carabelle Studio Flower Stamp - Step 7

Using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink, I stamp Carabelle Studio’s Flower stamp onto a piece of Tim Holtz Plain Tissue Paper.

 

Handmade Card with Carabelle Studio Flower Stamp - Step 8

Color the flowers to coordinate with your background. I used Copic markers BG01, BG02 and BG05 for the flower petals and Y17 for the flower centers. Tear the tissue paper closely around the edges of the flowers using your fingers.

 

Handmade Card with Carabelle Studio Flower Stamp - Step 9

Before adding the flowers, I add circles in the center area where the flowers will be placed. I use a bottle cap stamped in Dina Wakely Black Gesso for the circles. When the gesso is dry, I brush the center of the panel with Ranger Collage Matte Medium and place the colored flowers that were stamped on tissue paper to the center area. I brush over the flowers with the same collage matte medium and allow this to completely dry.

 

Handmade Card with Carabelle Studio Flower Stamp - Step 10

I add the words “always and forever” from the Tim Holtz Seasonal Chit Chat Sticker set and outline them with lines using a Sakura Black Glaze Gel Pen. I edge the panel with Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Ink.

 

Handmade Card with Carabelle Studio Flower Stamp

To complete the card, I add more design tape under the flowers and on the top right section of the card. I adhere the panel to a 5″ x 7″ piece of Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate cardstock and my card is done.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I put my card together and that you’ll join us for this fun challenge. Don’t forget you could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon’s amazing store by linking your project to the challenge. See ya there!

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15 Comments

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  2. Cathie, I have really been loving the blues you’ve been playing with recently! Love your mix of blues and browns – you get such richness and depth. The circles make a great element with the lovely delicate flowers. hugs, Maura

  3. Gorgeous card Cathie ๐Ÿ™‚ the background is fabulous and I love how you used tissue paper for the flowers, the whole design of this is stunning! ๐Ÿ™‚

    luv
    Lols x x x

  4. Another beautie! I love your black edges a lot, they are so perfectly matched with everything, so bold and classy! Love them on each project you make. And the rest is so pretty too, lovely blended infusions and those beautiful flowers! Hugs, Marzena

  5. Pretty project, Cathie! Love all the layering in your background!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous project! thanks for sharing how you made it as well ๐Ÿ™‚ xo Cheetarah

  7. Wonderful tutorial and card design.

    Hugs Diane

  8. Wow, what a stunning panel! I love the Infusions colours you used and all the beautiful detail you added with the stamping – amazing ๐Ÿ˜. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. Ohhhhhhh! This is Infusion brilliance! I usually go too gung-ho with mine and end up with a big mud puddle, so I love how the colors really stand out in yours. I also thought it was genius to do the flowers on the tissue paper. You always teach me new things, so thank you once again!

  10. This is a phenomenal card! I love the background and your stamped image! i LOVE the use of infusions!!

  11. A beautiful card in my favourite colour palette ~ this is just so pretty Cathie and I love how you’ve used the Infusions to create such a fabulous background… <3

  12. love love love this Cathie, the flowers are gorgeous and wow what a beautiful background, hugs kath xxx

  13. Love your gorgeous card, Cathie. The patterns and texture on the background you created are so beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Brilliant Cathie! The card is wonderful and your idea to use Copic on Tissue paper is fantastic! I’ll try this! Thanks for sharing your tips! Barbara

  15. So pretty, Cathie! Love the infusions background and love the way you’ve added the flowers with the tissue paper. Hugs, Sandra

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