Floral Oval Sympathy

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Today’s Technique Challenge (TLC528) on Splitcoast is Cluster Stamping and involves die cutting or punching a large mask then stamping inside with smaller images. I die cut an oval out of a card sized piece of copy paper where I wanted it to be on the actual card. After placing this reverse mask on top of the actual piece of card, I sponged pink ink inside and a little gray around the edges.
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Leaving the mask in place, I stamped the different flower images, then using a tiny acrylic paintbrush, I painted bleach on the flowers to remove most of the color. I also went over it a bit with a white Prismacolor pencil to smooth out the white areas. After removing the mask, I used a pierced oval around it. The greeting was stamped (using a stamp positioner to move the lines closer together) in the lower right and a fussy cut little bird was added on the left along w/ a few clear sequins. These are the Copics I used for the bird.
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I started w/ the RV colors then thought the pink was a little too much on the cool side to go w/ the sponged pink so I added just a touch of the cherry white to warm it up. Here’s a look at the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: DRS Designs –Dandelion Puff, Dogwood Branch, 4 Flower Background, Bird on Branch, May Memories Sympathy, Deepest Sympathy (inside)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Distress inks spun sugar, weathered wood
Paper: Neenah white, sparkle dk gray heather
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, oval & pierced oval dies, bleach, small acrylic paintbrush, white Prismacolor pencil, clear sequins

One Response to Floral Oval Sympathy

  1. Julie, this is so gorgeous that I visited TWICE yesterday and again this morning! Couldn’t get it out of my head! Taking the markers and flower stamps to the roller skating rink…while the minion skates, I’m STAMPING! TY for sharing this, chica!