Saturday, February 6, 2021

Saturday Showcase - Stampers Anonymous Dearly Departed

Happy Saturday! Suzz here for a Saturday Showcase featuring the Dearly Departed Stamp Set! I am enamored with the flowers in this set. I decided to showcase the flowers and script from this set in a few different ways.

There is nothing I love more than inking up new stamps and stamping out the images. Add some coloring and fussy cutting and I am happy lady.

I started my projects by stamping the flowers using a variety of inks on separate sheets of white cardstock.

There are stamps that speak to me and inspire me to use them in a variety of projects. These flowers were a must have for me as soon as I saw them.

 Then I colored these flowers using distress oxide inks and a waterbrush.

You need to let this dry before cutting them out. (I have ruined many a fussy cut by cutting too quickly while the paper was still wet).  

I cut out both images or just some of the flowers and overlay them to create a longer strand of flowers.

For the background of my tag I used embossing paste and a stencil to emboss the image.  While it was still wet I sprayed a mix of pink and ivory sprays.  I also added spritzes of water to the inks to help them blend and soften the colors.

I added a lovely sentiment with a few mini clips. I also accented with some gold beads that I just glued on the flower center and randomly over the background. These flowers were colored with watercolor pencils and waterbrush and were inked with Potting Soil.

For my next card I stamped the image on the card base with a dark green ink.  I stamped a second set of flowers onto another sheet of cardstock.

I colored the flowers and image using watercolor pencils. I cut out the flowers to layer over the stamped image.

I added a hint of the script stamp and a sweet sentiment.

For my next card I wanted a no-line effect and stamped my original image using Antique Linen.

For this I colored over the linen with watercolor pencils and blended softly with water brush. I came back with a sharper edge by shading with the watercolor pencil.

Finally I just wanted to share a project from back in October which uses the flowers in a Halloween card.

We still have plenty of time for you to share some of your favorite repeatable techniques, tools, inks in our current challenge "Groundhog Day".



  1. I hear you completely on that stamp set, I brought it purely for that magnificent flower image. As you say so many possibilities and you have showcased it in so many ways, something for all seasons. Vintage & grungy and the tag is one of the prettiest I have seen this year, how lovely does the gold look against that dainty pink and luscious lace. Beautiful and inspiring, Thank YOU.
    Wishing you a safe & creative weekend Tracey x

  2. I love your vision with this stamp set, Suzz! You have shown us it's not just for Halloween. Those flowers are stunning in each of your samples, and I love how you've extended the stem on that beautiful vintage pink tag. Wonderful showcase!

  3. Suzz you've used this stamp set brilliantly. From Valentines to Halloween you've shown us how versatile it can be xx