If you enjoy coloring, then the Floral Statements stamp set is one that you’ll like! Two stamps are included in the set and I love that one is a big HELLO!  Sometimes you want to send a card for no other reason than to say hi!

Because I was planning to use water, I used Shimmery White paper and stamped the image with Staz-On (you could also use watercolor paper).  Stampin’ Up! no longer carries Staz-On but a product you can also use is our Archival Basic Black ink.  Both are permanent ink and work well when using water on your project.  

I colored the leaves and flowers two different ways. To color in the flowers, I used two Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo.  Using water with these pencils creates a deeper, more vibrant shade so after coloring I used an Aqua Painter to go over the Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo. Normally you would fill the barrel with water and squeeze it to allow the water to flow but instead I chose to dip the tip in water as you would a paint brush. Sometimes I feel as though I have no control over the amount of water coming out and I didn’t want to have too much in the small area I was coloring.

To color the leaves, I used a Wild Wasabi stamp pad.  While the stamp pad was closed, I pushed down on the lid.  This makes the lid come into contact with the pad and when you open it, you now have ink you can pick up with the Aqua Painter (or a blender pen). The tip of the Aqua Painter should be damp.  After coloring the leaves, I let it dry and then added more color.  

All of the supplies to make my card are listed below.  Click on any of the pictures and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store. From there it’s easy to add an item to your shopping cart!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!