Hello from Michigan! It is a beautiful evening here. Couldn’t ask for a better spring day. Birds are chirping, sky is clear and the tree buds are starting to come out. Took my fur baby for a walk today and soaked in some sunshine after work. Hope everyone else is having beautiful weather.
So as I mentioned in my previous blog I have a bunch of backgrounds and focal stamps that were sitting in a drawer collecting dust. I would try a new layering stamp and say hey that is cool, I can use this later and put in the drawer. Next time I was in the craft room it was, ooohhh I have a new turn about stamp I need to try. Yup, that was a fun background to make and in the drawer it would go to join the others. It was like a pile of laundry, it just keeps getting bigger until you finally break down sort it and wash it. (the laundry gets washed not the backgrounds). It was time. So I gathered my backgrounds and have been working my way through them. Above you see some gorgeous layered stamps by Gina K Designs. The one I am focusing on is the “Old Country Rose” stamps. The layered leaves finished card did not get photographed with the others and will have to come later if I circle back around.
I layered the roses using memento dew drop ink pads. As you can see I chose three shades of purple, orange and green. I have found some layering stamps difficult to line up but these went together like a dream. A small sentiment was chosen because I wanted the flowers to stand out and really bloom. Even though the sentiment was small, I didn’t want it to get lost so I layered the sentiment on matching green cardstock and put a border around the sentiment itself. Some ribbon with a double bow to draw the eye to the sentiment. Everything was layered on green cardstock and a white base. The finished card is 5×7 which is a bit big for a thank you card. It will be for someone that I have a lot to thank them for.
Below are close up views of the different cards.
If you look closely you will see I used a white uniball pen to add faux stitching around the card. Unfortunately the white disappears into the background but it was the only pen I had handy at the time. I recently bought some Arteza Fineliner Pens, in the future I think I will try using those in a complementary color to add interest.
One last look at the final cards and some of the tools I used. Two backgrounds down and ready to be mailed. Super excited to get a card completed. Have a great day and enjoy the spring weather.