Simon Says Stamp | Doodle Valentine's - Stretching Basic Shape Stamps

Simon Says Stamp | Doodle Valentine’s – Stretching Basic Shape Stamps

Hello there! Simple shape stamps are among my all time favorite to use because they allow me to stamp so much more than just a simple circle or oval or a square. I see simple shapes as building blocks – little bits and pieces I can use to create something entirely new and different.

Today I wanted to show you how you can use circles and ovals from the Scribble Flowers stamp set from Simon to create funny Doodle Valentine’s Day cards.

Simon Says Stamp | Doodle Valentine's - Stretching Basic Shape Stamps

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I’ve already used this stamp set in the past, I used it as intended – to stamp flowers. Click here to see that project.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve filmed a video tutorial where I am sharing everything in detail. You can watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARDS DETAILS

I combined circles and ovals and created funny birds. I have a big bird holding a bunch of flowers (stamped using that same Scribble Flowers set) and another card with two birds facing each other as if they are about to kiss.

Simon Says Stamp | Doodle Valentine's - Stretching Basic Shape Stamps

These are almost one layer cards aside from the die cut party hat, bow tie, wings and eyes. I decided to die cut those pieces and adhere on top of the stamped images to help them remain white. You can simply stamp those directly onto the card, too.

Simon Says Stamp | Doodle Valentine's - Stretching Basic Shape Stamps

ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION

If you are not into one-layer cards, I have these same ideas implemented with additional layers below.

I used Simon’s Schoolhouse Red cardstock as a background panel – did some of my stamping there (like the hearts, ground, sentiment and bird’s feet) and foam mounted stamped and die cut critters on top.

Simon Says Stamp | Doodle Valentine's - Stretching Basic Shape Stamps

I used a dot cluster image from the Forever After stamp set to start a ground for my birds. I didn’t want them floating in the air (although that would be a great idea, too!) so I stamped ground in black ink.

Simon Says Stamp | Doodle Valentine's - Stretching Basic Shape Stamps

I not only foam mounted bird’s bodies, but also additional elements such a wings, eyes, a bow tie and party hat. I love using foam adhesive and I always believe it helps elements pop on a card.

Simon Says Stamp | Doodle Valentine's - Stretching Basic Shape Stamps

I wanted to add dimension to the eyes and I usually use glossy accents for this purpose. Recently I discovered Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew color – this product gives a very similar result but dries a lot more dimensional. I’ve already used it on a number of cards to add air bubbles, imitate glass on a lantern and more (I’ll be sharing those cards soon). You can also use googly eyes here it you’d like – maybe pick two sizes for a funny look.

Simon Says Stamp | Doodle Valentine's - Stretching Basic Shape Stamps

There any many things one can do with simple shape stamps such as those in Scribble Flowers set. I simply scratched the surface with this idea, but possibilities are always endless.

Simon Says Stamp | Doodle Valentine's - Stretching Basic Shape Stamps

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers
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Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers Dies
Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers Dies
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Simon Says Die and Stamps Set Flower Scribbles
Simon Says Die and Stamps Set Flower Scribbles
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Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critter Accessories
Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critter Accessories
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Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critters Accessories Dies
Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critters Accessories Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critters Accessories Set
Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critters Accessories Set
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Forever After
Simon Says Clear Stamps Forever After
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Cone Building
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Duckling Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive
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Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
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Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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Ranger Dylusions Paint Pens 2 Pack
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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7 Comments

    1. Yana these are so wonderful. I am definitely going to look at my stamps sets in a NEW light. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea.

    1. Very cute cards!! So creative and would stretch your supplies, which I love doing! This would be a fun activity with my nieces. They’d love to create animals or whatever from basic shapes of stamps.

    1. Omg! On preview I though it was a critters stamp set, but these are just shapes!! How creative!
      You bird look totally legit and how hilarious they are!!
      Especially the girl bird with those hair ))))) Looks like Masyanya))
      Foam mounted eyes! Wow!

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