Ink Blot Shop – Botanical Borders and Food for Thought

Hello!

Ink Blot Shop has a new release today and I’m sharing a few cards made using two new cute stamp sets! The first set is called Botanical Borders. I love that there are a variety of borders for different seasons and climates.

Ink Blot Shop – Botanical Borders

My first card uses the tulip border. I stamped the image twice and Copic-colored all the images with the same colors.


Copics: RV11, R83, R85, B0000, YG11, YG05

After coloring, I fussy-cut the images so that I could adhere them to an ink-blended card panel with foam tape.

I ink-blended the card panel underneath with Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Inks. I spritzed some water and after it dried, I stamped and embossed the sentiment going across the panel as straight and as evenly as I could.

You can’t tell from these photos, but there is strip of acetate between the two tulip borders over the top of the embossed sentiment. To add extra interest, I added white gel highlights and some pink jewels.

My second card is much more clean and simple. I stamped the spring-like border on the bottom of a card panel and colored it with Copic markers as well.

Copics:
V000, V01, V04 (purples)
RV11, R83, R85 (pinks)
Y11, Y21 (yellows)
BG11, BG13 (teals)
B0000, B32 (blues)
YG11, G21, G24, YG05, G03 (greens)

After coloring, I splattered the panel with black ink and simple stamped the sentiment and added a few jewels to complete the card.

My third card uses the Food For Thought stamp set.

Ink Blot Shop – Food For Thought

I love punny food sets and have a few food ones but I haven’t had time to use them! This was the perfect opportunity for me to make something with fruit!

I stamped the image of the orange and orange slice and colored them with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut it out to work on a watercolored background.

Copics: Y11, Y08, Y11, G14

The background is created with a light wash of Sunshine and Clementine liquid watercolor from Pinkfresh Studios. The colors are sooo pigmented (which is a good thing) and a little goes a long way.

After allowing the panel to dry, I stamped the images all over the panel with Versamark ink and embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I went over each of the images using a light touch of orange watercolor to give them a bit of depth for extra interest. The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I hope you enjoyed these projects and that you’ll check out Tifany’s store at The Ink Blot Shop! She’s a wonderful small business owner and friend and I’d love to see her succeed with her cute designs!

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IB Botanical Borders
IB Botanical Borders
SSS | IB
IB Food For Thought
IB Food For Thought
SSS | IB
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
SSS | EH | ScrapbookPal
PFS Watercolors
PFS Watercolors
Sakura White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll
SSS | HMSB | AMZN
HA Intense Black
HA Intense Black
HA | SSS | EH
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
HA | SSS | EH | HMSB
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
SSS | EH | HMSB
TH Distress Oxide Set 1
TH Distress Oxide Set 1
SSS | EH | SBPal
TH Distress Oxide Set 2
TH Distress Oxide Set 2
SSS | EH | SBPal
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb
HA Acetate Sheets 5x6
HA Acetate Sheets 5×6
HA | SSS | EH
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Wagner Heat Tool
Wagner Heat Tool
HA | SSS | EH | AMZN
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
SSS | EH | HMSB
HA Clear Ultrafine Embossing Powder
HA Clear Ultrafine Embossing Powder
HA | SSS
HA White Detail Embossing Powder
HA White Detail Embossing Powder
HA | SSS | EH
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
SSS | EH | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
SSS | EH | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
SSS | EH | HMSB
Absorber
Absorber
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
SSS | EH
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI
SSS | EH | MSP | HA
MSP Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
MSP Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
SSS | EH | MSP | HA
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
SSS | EH | HMSB
Tonic Glass Media Mat
Tonic Glass Media Mat
TS | SSS | EH
PPP Pearl White Jewels
PPP Pearl White Jewels
PPP | SSS | EH
PPP Watermelon Jewels
PPP Watermelon Jewels
PPP | SSS | EH

5 thoughts on “Ink Blot Shop – Botanical Borders and Food for Thought

  1. I love the Botanical Borders stamps, I definitely plan to get that set! Your Orange card is full of Sunshine lol, all 3 cards are full of springiness and happiness. Thanks for the inspiration!! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  2. Caly, those cards are fantastic! That border stamp is so cute, and I love what you did with it, especially the “Hello” card. And those lemons! Great job!

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  3. Hi Dear Caly
    The botanical birders are beautiful and so is the collection food for thought. Your creations as always are awesome. Your coloring is very professional. I wish I cud learn coloring from you sm day.
    Tc stay blessed always. Love and hugs frm Sri Lanka

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  4. Wow! Such pretty cards, Caly! Love the soft colors and how well the Worn Lipstick of the background matched so well with your Copic-colored images in the first card. And the background on the last card was just amazing! The orange watercolor that you added on after the white embossing was just the perfect touch. That was a really cool card! Great job!

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