Hi All! I’d like to share with you today, a couple of cards that I have featured currently in the Creative Stamping magazine, issue 24. The magazine provides full instructions on how to make each card, along with many other inspirational ideas from all my fellow contributors, all using the beautiful ‘In Bloom’ 24-piece A4 FREE stamp set. For a closer look at the stamps visit the Creative Stamping magazine blog
My brief was to create a set of cards using the smallest of the images from the beautiful ‘In Bloom’ 24-piece stamp set (shown above), that comes free with this issue.
It was hard to resist the temptation to use the larger stamps, I really wanted to set a beautiful spring garden scene with the wheelbarrow or the watering can. I think I will jot that down to do on my (ever growing) project list!
I thought I’d give a little insight into how each card came about, and I started by making this ‘Banner Card’ first, using the stamps to create co-ordinating backgrounds on the different layers. Using a single colour these little stamps provide a fresh alternative to the favourite ditsy print.
This card uses just four small images, stamped repetitively around the aperture. I couldn’t resist using that cute little snail stamp, isn’t he adorable? Practise stamping on scrap paper first to get the feel of the stamps, and work out how they may fit together to create patterns.
This design was inspired by a bunch of flowers. By choosing an initial to lightly sketch onto the front of the card (I chose ‘M’ for Mum) I built up the floral bouquet by stamping with water based inks, allowing me to use a water brush (or paint brush) and colour tint the image with the ink it was stamped with.
I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared with you today, and thank you for taking the time to call by today.