Monday, May 13, 2019

One stamp three ways - DT project for Pinkfresh Studio

Hello there friends,

I'm stopping by today to share my latest projects for the Pinkfresh Studio Card Design Team.

I thought for today's post I'd make some cards using the same stamp set in different ways. Of course you could use this stamp in so many more ways too, but I hope these three will give you some ideas to get started!

I chose the gorgeous Hanging Florals stamp and die sets. I'm guessing most people would color this beautiful image, but since I don't LOVE coloring all that much (other than flat coloring), I tried to look at this set differently. Having said that, I did color on 2 of these cards haha :).

OK, so first up, a favorite technique of mine for sets with no fill in stamps is paper piecing. For this I simply stamped the image or parts of the image, on different patterned papers and fussy cut them. 

I also stamped the full image on white card stock and glued the fussy cut pieces on top. I then worked on my card base: I cut a 4.25x5.5" piece of patterned paper (Joyful Day collection) as well as some heavy weight card stock in the same size. I glued the patterned paper on the heavy weight card stock - I did this because I wanted to turn this card into a shaker and I like my cards to be sturdy. I attached the floral wreath on top. I then fussy cut out the middle for a window.

I adhered some acetate to the back of this panel, then added two layers of foam tape too. I stamped my sentiment in the middle and placed some sequins on top, then attached the card front to an A2 size top folding card base. Instead of stamping the cute bow image from this stamp set for the top of my wreath, I die cut a bow using the Partial Cut Bouquet and Bow die set. I'm so in love with this bow, it's the perfect size and shape! To finish off this card I added a few white Nuvo drops.

Next, I decided to color the wreath with alcohol markers. Just some quick and simple coloring really. Once done, I die cut the image using the coordinating die. I dry embossed the middle piece to add some texture and trimmed off the top. I glued these two pieces onto a heavy weight card stock for stability and fussy cut around them.

I then die cut a panel using the gorgeous Fancy Floral 1 cover die. I glued this onto the card base. Lately I'm obsessed with white on white...I love the subtle texture this creates in the background. I adhered the wreath to the top of the card, using foam adhesive. I splattered some gold ink all over the card.

To finish it off, I tied a twine bow at the top, added a bunch of white Nuvo drops and my embossed sentiment. This sentiment is from the awesome Abstract Builder stamp set which I'm yet to use!

For my third card I decided to go completely colorless :). I don't often do one layer cards but they are growing on me! I just need at least a little dimension!

I stamped and embossed a part of the wreath twice on my gray card base. I also embossed the sentiment in the middle. This sentiment is from the You've Got This stamp set. The bold font embosses well!

I then colored in the images with white and various gray Polychromos pencils. Once done, I adhered this panel to an A2 size top folding card base. 

Last but not least I splattered white ink all over my card front and as before, added white Nuvo drops and a twine bow.

That's it! Which one do you like most? I think the white one is my favorite! Anyway, I hope I could inspire you in one way or another!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a wonderful day!