Hello friends! We often get carried away with elaborate techniques and tricks and the cards we make become rather difficult to copy or mass produce. Today I decided to create a simple and approachable card featuring stamping only.
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I picked Spring Bloom stamp set to do most of my stamping and also Bold Banner Greetings stamp set for my sentiment. For my color combo I went with something new. I used Warm Wool, Sweet Nectar, Miami Spice and Siren Song. A rather unusual color combination, but definitely a fresh and fun one to try.
This card features stamped pattern that consist of one image – floral cluster being repeatedly stamped onto the background. I picked one of the large clusters from the Spring Bloom stamp set and stamped it 5 or 6 times to cover the front of my card. Only 3 times if you count full images, and not the little partial impressions.
I didn’t use my stamp positioner for this card and only did my stamping using a clear block as I didn’t feel I needed to use a MISTI or similar tool. The reason I picked this particular image and not something else is the striped detail on the leaves. Since I was making a very simple one layer card I needed to use something that would add additional interest. And those striped textured looking leaves fit the bill perfectly.
I stamped my image several times rotating it on my paper and making sure to leave enough white space for the sentiment and little florals. Overall I stamped it 6 times, but only 3 impressions ended up being almost complete on this card.
Next, while I still had room, I added a sentiment. You could (and probably should) start your stamping with a sentiment, but I planned ahead of time where I wanted my message to be, so I first stamped the other large elements on my card. For my sentiment I went with Hello, Lovely.
Next I added flowers inside the floral cluster and I stamped those using the lighter peach color, Sweet Nectar. Flower centers were stamped in the same Warm Wool color and again I loved how a center was not a solid image, but rather a textured-looking one. I also stamped some additional stems and flower buds in a slightly darker peach, Miami Spice.
Lastly I added little berries in Siren Song ink color. You can skip adding those and go with sequins or enamel dots or some other embellishment for your project, but I wanted to keep this card absolutely one layer so I added stamped berries instead.
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WPlus9 Spring Blooms Stamps
SSS | WP9
Wplus9 Bold Banner Greetings Stamp
SSS | WP9
WPlus9 Miami Spice Dye Ink
WPlus9 Sweet Nectar Dye Ink
Wplus9 Siren Song Dye Ink
WPlus9 Warm Wool Dye Ink
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
SSS | AZ