I have 5 cards to share with you today! One is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge, so I will start with that.
I’m using the Layered Dahlia stamp set from Whimsy Stamps. It has so many stamps in this set and they can be used in so many ways. I thought I’d share a few ideas with you.
Card 1: A classic card layout with stamp layering and ink blending
I followed this week’s sketch inspiration from the Paper Craft Crew Challenge, almost exactly. I wanted to make this beautiful layered stamp set the way that it was designed to be used with all 3 layers of the large dahlia.
I added some bumblebee washi tape because I love the metallic foil element that it has. Plus, bees and flowers always go together!
Who doesn’t love making a classic card design? We all have those favorite layouts and this is always a good go-to if you need some inspiration!
Card 2: Single Layer card with layered stamped image and watercolor wash background
Single layer cards make me so happy. You start with just one sheet of paper and add some stamping and some color and POOF you have a beautiful creation. It also feels economical…something I’m trying to revisit!
Card 3: Ombre ink blended background resist card
This is another great go-to card. You just arrange all the stamps over your card front and emboss them in white embossing powder then blend ink over keeping it darker on one end and lighter on the other. I like the outline images for this technique. So quick and simple and always so pretty!
Card 4: Silhouette stamped card with masking and ombre background
I used a Brutus Monroe Simple Blends Circle Stencil Mask to create and ink blended ombre background here. I did all my stamped images in black creating a nice monochromatic look. The solid images work great for this technique. I used a mirror stamp to flip one of the buds to face in the opposite direction on this card as well.
Card 5: My FAVORITE! Watercolor resist with dripping watercolor…inspired by Vicki Boutin!
This is the only card done on watercolor paper. I really watered down the ink and used a big flat brush to add it to the card, then tipped the card up and let the ink run down the bottom. I had my card taped to a board so that made it easy to lift without making a huge mess.
I really love the result of this technique!
Do you have a favorite? When you know a lot of techniques, it’s easy to get a lot of mileage out of just one stamp set. I did add a sentiment from MFT Stamps Happy Hummingbird stamp set and one from Catherine Pooler called Find Joy.
Most of the inks were from Altenew with the exception of the watercolor card. I used Catherine Pooler’s inks for that one.
Here is a video showing the process for each card:
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Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting!