Hey there, crafty friends! Terri here today with two bold birthday cards featuring the Queen Anemone Stamp Set.
As I've previously mentioned in my posts, I love to make my stamp sets work for me. It's easy to fall into the trap of creating a couple of cards with a stamp set, filing them away, and never picking them up again!
When I purchase/add to my crafty stash, I like to make sure that the item can do at least 3 jobs/styles. Having said that, today we are focusing on just two styles: focal images and backgrounds.
Let's take a look at these bold birthday cards and how they were made.
Birthday Card #1: Layered Stamping/Focal Image
This first birthday card uses the Queen Anemone as a focal image and uses layered stamping.
I started off by stamping the images onto Classic Crest Solar Cardstock using the Tea Party Ink set, Green Fields Ink set, and Citrus Burst Crisp Dye Ink. Once the images were stamped, I used the coordinating die set to cut them out.
To create the background, I added some double-sided adhesive sheets to a piece of white cardstock and ran it through my die-cut machine with the Candy Cane Stripe Cover Die. I then added the die-cut piece to an A2 notecard and ink blended with Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink.
I decided to add in some of the negative die-cut pieces to create a custom look. I really like how the pink only shows through in a few places and isn't a uniform pattern.
To construct the card, I used Instant Dimension Foam Tape; first adding the flowers and leaves and then placing the sentiment. To finish off, I added a few enamel dots from the Green Meadows Enamel Dots.
Birthday Card #2: Creating a Background
My next birthday card shows how to take just one layer of the flower and leaf cluster to create an all-over background.
I started by stamping the large flower image from the Queen Anemone Stamp Set all over a piece of Classic Crest Solar Cardstock measuring 4 inches by 5.25 inches. I used the Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Ink and made sure to rotate the image and stamp off the edge to give the look of patterned paper.
Using the same stamp, I stamped a couple of masks using the Masking Paper sheets. I covered the flowers and then set about adding some leaves using the leaf cluster and the Evergreen Crisp Dye Ink. Next, I used the Fine Alphabet Die Set to cut the word “Hugs” from Forest Glades Cardstock, cutting four of each letter and stacking them using the 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen.
I heat embossed the second part of the sentiment using the Sentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set, Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder, and Embossing Ink. Again, I used the Forest Glades Cardstock to create a cohesive design. I added the die-cut letters to a piece of torn Vellum and wrapped it around the stamped panel. I then added the heat-embossed sentiment using foam tape. Lastly, I added a few Enamel Dots.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today, I hope you enjoyed these bold birthday cards!