I was using this packaging as inspiration for both my color choices and as my stamping inspiration. First, I started by getting out some inks in the colors I wanted to use and pulled out stamps that had circles and dots. I had a lot of these stamps! That gave me a lot of options to stamp my flowers with.
I had this huge circle stamp that I love but I wanted to be able to stamp the outer circles and inner circles in two different colors. I could have very carefully inked only part of my stamp or if I had stamping markers I could have colored on my stamp. Both of these seemed too time consuming so I took a different route. I cut my stamp. Yes, I cut my stamp. Did you know you could do that? I used a sharp razor blade and carefully cut apart my stamp into two stamps. I now had an inner set of circles and an outer set of circles. This allowed me be able to stamp the four rows of circles in two different colors very easily! If I want to use my stamp all as one I just have to put the inner piece back in and the stamp is as good as new.I then started stamping! I used different stamps and colors of ink varying the height of the flowers to cover the front of the card. I used some post it notes to cover the back of my card so it could lay flat while I stamped. Some of my stamps were a little blotchy because I hadn't used them before and I should have sanded them a little. I was on a time crunch though so I just let the whole look of the card be a little more distressed than crisp.
Once I was happy with my stamping I removed the masking paper. Now I had the perfect place to put my sentiment!
- stamps- Close To My Heart (Beauty W2007, Star Struck D1237), Recollections (Circle It), Inkadinkado (Circle and Dots), My Minds Eye (Dilly Dally "Adventures" Stamps), Fiskars (Garden Borders), Martha Stewart (Half Labels), Great Impressions (background stamp on butterfly), Stampin' Up! (sentiment)
- ink- Close To My Heart (Baby Pink, Sunkiss Yellow, Key Lime, Heavenly Blue), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Broken China, Frayed Burlap), Inkadinkado (Cool Pastels Pigment Ink- Sea Green, Aqua)
- tools- Inkadinkado (Stamp-a-ma-jig), Fiskars (Stamp Press), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper 3/8"), Imaginisce (I-Rock)
- misc- Imaginisce (I-Rock gems), Ranger (Glossy Accents)