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Simon Say Stamp - Flower Frenzy Negative/Positive Inking Cards

Hello Lovelies! Today I have a pair of Spring cards that were rainbow inked to showcase the floral pattern - one coloring the actual flowers, the other coloring the space between the flowers.

I love solid image patterns like the one on the Flower Frenzy Background Stamp where you can really color the image with ink (positive inking) or use it to create a mask for you to ink between the pattern (negative inking)! I paired this fun stamp with a couple other new friends from Simon Says Stamp's Happy and Joyful release to make today's cards.

Positive Inking

Negative Inking

Of course, I took my gorgeous, candy color Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks and Blending Brushes along for this ride, but here's a quick look the key supplies for this pair:

Essential Card Supplies:

Click here to view the full supply list or check out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring these cards.

Today's GIF!

Why ??? Because I love flowers AND rainbows!


YOU ARE SO LOVED CARD - Inking and Die-cutting

Patterned Layer: 3 3/8" x 4 1/8"

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


For this card, just apply the ink one color at a time to the stamp and then press onto the white cardstock to leave an impression of the color before applying the next color of the ink. It's ok to be messy and imprecise as you overlap the colors, it looks more organic and appealing!


Ink each color individually and stamp.

At first I was going to use the scalloped die shown for different card design, but I change my mind and diecut the rainbow floral panel again with 2 heart dies.

Die-cut the largest rectangle in the A2 Marquee Set out of white cardstock.

Adhere a layer of white cardstock stamped with the Lined Background in Stone Ink.

Adhere the floral rainbow hearts as shown.

Cut and adhere the "You are so loved" Reverse Little One Sentiment Strip

Adhere and tuck the heart sequins and under and over the Sentiment Strip.

I like the contrast of the bright messy pattern against the sedate, grey background...

Simple and pretty!


HAPPY AND JOYFUL CARD - Wet Embossing, Ink-blending and Die-cutting

Patterned Layer: 3 1/4" x 4"

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


For this card, we are embossing the floral pattern for an embossed-resist effect when the ink is applied with a blending brush


Emboss the Flower Frenzy pattern using Clear Ink and Clear Embossing Powder on a 3 1/4" x 4" piece of white cardstock.

I started with a larger size that I cut down, but I think it will be easier for you to start with the intended size.

Lay out your inks and brushes so you are ready to blend.

Start with the Sweets Ink, applying generously toward the bottom right and then fading just a little bit.

Overlap the Sunbeam Ink with the Sweets Ink to get a pretty orange color before fading into yellow.