Turn About, Plaid and Layering Stamps Oh My!


Hello and welcome, today I am again pulling from some background and focal images I had in my “to use” box.  These were created when I bought some new stamps and just wanted to try them out for the first time.  I hate throwing anything in my craft room out so if the trials turn out okay then they go in a file to be used later.

I had bought the concord and 9th flower turn about stamp on clearance a while ago and had used shades of purple and green memento ink to try out the stamp. It was a bit busy for me so I cut it down to make a nifty background. I used Spellbinders Horsehair Embossing Folder to add texture to my purple paper.

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Happy Birthday was inked and heat embossed in black.  Some green bakers twine and a matching mat layered behind to bring everything together. Inside I stamped two matching clusters of flowers with a purple mat. I really like how the inside turned out.

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My second set used two of my favorite stamp sets.  Concord and 9th plaid background and Gina K Painted Autumn layering stamps.   I love the versatility of the plaid stamp. In my orange card I just did the basic plaid.  On my pink card I added pinstripes to the plaid with the included stripes in the set.

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I used memento inks in matching colors to stamp the layered flowers. The flowers were masked to allow for layering the leaves behind the flowers. Sometimes I have problems lining my layers up but I think the stamp style is forgiving enough that it looks “artistic”.

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A sentimement and some raised dots using Tim Holtz and Scribbles dimensional pearl drops were added. I really need to practice my technique with my drops, some are too tall and pointy, some spread like a bad chocolate chip cookie. They say things improve with practice so I had better go practise.  Thanks for stopping by and learning with me.

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