Saturday, August 14, 2021

Saturday Showcase - Stampers Anonymous - Floral Outlines

Hi Suzz here! I am sharing with you some different ways you can use the new Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Floral Outlines! These flowers are versatile and offer me the opportunity to use a variety of mediums to color the flowers.

I used the flowers in this card to create a beautifully textured background.


I started by stamping the flowers multiple times on the background with versamark watermark ink. I embossed with white embossing powder. I could have used clear but the white will ensure if there is any bleeding of the ink that it won't show through.

The background was spritzed with a mix of orange and yellow dye inks. I left the inks pooling on the paper and heat set it after they had absorbed for a bit. I used watercolor paper for the background.

Next I used the lettering guide and attached it to a piece of kraft cardstock. I die cut the butterfly from the layered stencil. I then took the leftover pieces and attached it to the inky background.

I created two different versions of the background and used one to die cut a separate butterfly. I thought it would be fun to put the butterfly on a stick that I could put in one of my planters and float around.


I was thrilled to watercolor these beautiful outlines.

I simply stamped the beautiful flowers on opposite corners of the background and then pulled out the watercolors and added a slight color to the flowers. I added a sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Observations set. A quick and fun card.

Next up was watercolor using watercolor pencils and a little of embossing to make the colors shine.

This was a simple process of coloring and using waterbrush to soften the colors. At the end I layered some random stamping of script and text.

I was thinking about the dapper gentleman in the Observations set and wondered how he would look with a layer of flowers.


  1. Suzz, what a great showcase of the Floral Outlines stamp set! Each of your projects are so creative, and show just how many different ways this set can be used, from background, to focal to the fun way you stamped the gentleman. Of course, I'm partial to water coloring, so my favorite is the lightly water colored one. Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration!

  2. I’m glad I caught up with this: AWESOME LOOKS!!!
    I often pass up dies or stamps until I see what others have done with them in order to get some ideas.
    Yours is the first I’ve seen that layers these flowers with other things I love!!!
    Thank you for sharing your BEAUTIFUL makes!!!