Sometimes I get a bit focused on producing fancy and complicated cards and I lose sight of how I started in card making – just simply stamping. I bought the Perennial Birthday stamp set purely for the birthday sentiments and hadn’t really considered using the other images to produce a card. How very remiss of me! After being inspired by Sally Bowman, one of the Inspiring Inkin’ team, I firstly copied her card to get me in the groove and then let my creative juices flow. I cut a bunch of card fronts and just stamped away!
Some are a variation on a theme using different colours – it’s remarkable how just changing the colours can give a card a completely different feel.
For this card, I masked a section using a Post-it note to leave me a blank space to stamp the sentiment.
Others I did a bit more with and fussy cut the flowers and leaves, layering them onto an embossed stamped background.
I even managed a ‘male’ card by repeat stamping the large sentiment using a rainbow palette of inks.
The Stamparatus came in very handy for this technique. Once I’d worked out the height of the stamp, I made myself a template so I can easily replicate the repeat stamping style in future.
This set has a whole new lease of life now and I’ve enjoyed getting back to basics again. Win-win all round!
Link to Sally’s blog
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