Thursday 26 September 2013

One stamp set - three ways!

This week I set my self a little challenge to come up with three cards using one stamp set, some sentiment stamps and one colour scheme.

My choice of stamp set was the My Favorite Things Blooming Roses - a really beautiful set of stamps that include two-step roses stamps - I love them!

The sentiment set is also from My Favourite Things - Chalkboard Greetings. And although these sentiments are designed to work with the current ChalkBoard style trend, I think they work well on all different styles of card.

For this first card, I stamped the large rose base layer in light pink four times on the card, then over stamped the detail in darker pink. I used the same process with the smaller two step rose stamp to fill in the gaps. I also stamped both roses on some scrap paper and cut them out to use as a masks. This allowed me to overstamp the green leaves so that they look like they are behind the roses.
I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black - which stands out well against such a bright background.

For the second card, I created an oval mask from scrap paper to cover my large sentiment. Once the mask was in place I stamped my roses and foliage.

My third card is super-simple but I love it! And it only took two minutes to make. This time I used the two step rose bud, stamping the stem and leaves in green.

I think this set of cards shows that sometimes, limiting yourself to only a few products can really bring out your creativity!

Hope you like them.
Mel xxx Pin It Now!