Last night I worked on these cards and it was a very relaxing experience, after I found the stamps I wanted to use. My work space is in an organized chaos – I know where every tiny little leaf, stem, and flower is on that table! It was a Zen time because I really enjoyed putting together the images. Here is the first card:
All these tiny little stamps are from different sets I’ve accumulated throughout the years, so I don’t even know the names or the companies I got them from. It was a challenge cutting out the circle in the middle, but after much diligence, I succeeded. The blessings sentiment is from an older die from Provo Craft. After cutting it out, I also cut out a very thing piece of paper and colored them both with one of the inks I used for the flowers. I attached it with glossy accents.
I used the same leaves from the above card on this one. They look so different when you arrange them in a different order and color them in purple instead of green. I masked the different branches and stamped over them to make it look like they are behind the main branch. The single leaves are from a mosquito stamp. I cut out the wings and they became leaves. I used a kraft like paper and mounted it on black card stock.
I had this small stamp with the sentiment and flowers for a while and I believe it’s from My Sentiments Exactly. I used the same leaves again using white ink, embossed an oval and stamped the greeting in the middle. I also went back and added a different color on the leaves to make them stand out.
This was one of my favorites. I still don’t like the simple cards and I keep mounting the panels on the card base. Same flowers and leaves. The sentiment and the gold on the side was embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder. The background stamp is Heidi Swapp
I really like the way the stamped images turned out with the black outline. I actually found an old Stampin’ Up double stamping set with the flowers, so I used it for three of the flowers then created more flowers with the leaves. I added more sketch lines. The Get Well Soon sentiment is also an oldie from Provo Craft and the Perfect Friend is Unity Stamps. I used specialty stamping paper and is quite sleek and although I tried not to get ink spots on them I did, but added additional flowers and leaves. Problem fixed! Stay tuned for Day 9.