Hi there lovelies! Have you been following the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember releases? All these exclusive collaboration products are cleaning out my wallet! I had a couple exclusive sets in my cart sell out right before I had a chance to buy, so don’t hesistate like me and buy!
I was lucky enough to work with this absolutely stunning SSS STAMPtember stamp called Let Us Rejoice. And as you might be able to tell, it was designed by Yoonsun Hur (rejoicingcrafts). Her work is always so amazing! The details of this bouquet is exquisite and such a joy to color!
I have to say I was really happy of how this all turned out! It took approximately ~2 hours to color that I did over a course of 4 days. Then the final stage of putting it all together onto a card took about 30 min. Since I’ve been googling so many floral arrangements lately for the wedding, I was inspired to start with one of my wedding colors, blush, when coloring the flowers. I was then influenced by fall colors and started moving towards an earthy palette. I started adding brown tones to my flower and went with dark, foresty greens, and blue-violet leaves. Do you like it?
As much as I wish there were coordinating dies for this (I’m spoiled!), I had to fussy cut it. I get a little nervous when cutting images like this since I spent so much time perfecting the coloring already that I’m so scared to accidentally mess up my fussy cutting! But thankfully, it went pretty smoothly, and I added a little twine to the bouquet at the bottom to hold it together instead of using the bow stamp.
With images this large, I like to keep the background simple, so I went for a soft watercolor look with pinks, purples, and browns. I was also dying to use my new Schmincke watercolors! I then added a little bit of splatter onto the background, and a little right onto my image as well.
I die cut my watercolored background with a wonky stitched frame and adhered it onto a white A2 sized vertical top-fold base card. Then, I adhered my bouquet right on top of that with foam tape. And lastly the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto dark brown card stock, that I trimmed down with a paper trimmer, and then adhered that on top of the bouquet with foam tape. Ah, I love it! Time to find another bouquet to color!