Hi all! It's my day of the month on CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to play with stamps and show a few cards. Wanna see?!
Here's another card that uses the stop sign octagon. Stamping it repeatedly in a row resulted in some nice, squatty hexagons and triangles, which are colored with alcohol markers. The "never" is generationally stamped to create movement towards the stop sign.
This one layer card uses the flower and sentiment from Mum's the Word. The flowers are stamped in VersaMark, and then chalk is sponged over it. I like how the flowers all blend into each other with this technique to make a rather solid background, in contrast to the white sentiment area.
These last three cards all feature mums made from the beanstalk stamp from Beanstalks. What a fun discovery!
I was so excited when I realized you could rotate this one beanstalk around in a circle 9 times and it makes a perfect circle! Even the center turned out pretty neat with all those tiny circles. I wanted the beanstalk and sentiment (from Bold Wishes) embossed in black to go with the modern styled card, where everything is off the edge. Plus it would make my coloring go a little easier and help stay in the lines : ) Everything is a bold fuchsia, except the intersections which are melon.
As luck would have it, there is also a smaller beanstalk in this set. YAY! More versatility for the mums. On this one layer card, the mums are watercolored in, inspired by the Moxie Fab Challenge this month. Much quicker than coloring in each petal! Sentiments from Big Thanks dance across the card in gold.
Finally, an ombre, layered mum for Mother's Day. Originally, I layered all three layers right on top of each other and lined up the pattern. Yawn. So then I rotated each layer so that the petal would fall in between the two petals on the previous layer. Better. Then I slid the middle layer off center. Bingo! Much more dynamic this way. A subtle difference, for sure, but believe me, it really helped the design. Complimentary adjectives for mom from Truth Is are stamped around the circle, and her name is embossed on the leaf I cut out.
Thanks so much for looking!
PS. It seems there is a lot of interest in learning about creating a gallery of cards for your blog using Pinterest. I'll do a step-by-step tutorial on this early next week. I'm so pleased with it that I got rid of the entire left column on my blog that used to show the top ten posts from the last month. There's really no need for that now. Yay, so much cleaner now!