We are constantly creating samples to go out to the stores with our orders (perhaps you have seen some of them!) but it's a real effort to stop and take a photo for the files. Since we make so many sample cards it's fun to mix things up like these two completely different design solutions with the same stamp.
The technique above can be called a 'puzzle' since you stamp across multiple squares with one image and then put them 'back together again' but with slight spacing. Begin by putting a couple of strips of removable adhesive such as Tombo Mono Removable and lay down 4 white Inchie Squares so they fit tightly together. Stamp the Rubber Soul Large Flower with black Memento ink. Dot inside of flower with Copic Marker and then color around outside of flower, almost to the edges, with the same marker. Don't color right up to the flower, leave some space so you can come back in with a blender pen or lighter color Copic to blend and create that 'halo' look around the edge of the flower. (click on the photo for a close up look of this) Don't forget to color the edges of the squares for that extra finish quality!
This next card utilizes the same stamp, but stamps off the edges on a white Twinchie Square. It is also colored with Copic markers with multiple colors and different degrees of color blending on each flower.
We often leave off the sentiments on cards that 'go out the door' so that the stores can personalize them with their own greetings. This is also a good idea when making a batch of different cards from one stamp...leave off the sentiment until you need to use the card!