Svitlana is here. Today, I want to share three very different ways you can use the newly released You Are Beautiful Stamp Set.
CLASSIC FLORAL CLUSTER
The most classic and straightforward way of using a floral stamp set is, of course, to create a floral cluster as a focal point of a card. This might be a little bit boring sometimes. To spice up your card, one thing you can do is to play with colors.
For my flower, I used the newly released blue inks from the Northern Shore Oval Ink Set. These inks are not exactly a traditional choice for a tropical flower; they look rather like jeans. But I like how they look on the flower, as well.
For the leaves, I used inks from the Nature's Wonders Oval Ink Set as well as the Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink. In addition to the leaves from the You Are Beautiful Stamp Set, I also used ones from the Wild Ferns Stamp Set.
To add interest to the background, I adhered a black die-cut from the Garden Trellis Cover Die which I adhered onto a dusty blue card base.
I stamped the sentiment onto a white cardstock, cut it out using my scissors, and popped it up onto the card which I finished off by adding several sequins.
OFFSET MASKED OFF BACKGROUND
My next card features a masking technique as well as an offset stamping.
I started making the card by die cutting a couple of flowers and leaves using dies from the You Are Beautiful Die Set. Then, I adhered them onto a white card panel and blended the Canyon Clay Crisp Dye Ink onto the panel.
After that, I peeled off the masks and stamped the corresponding outline images onto the panel. As I mentioned above, I used the matching dies to create masks. These are a big larger than the corresponding stamps, which wasn't an issue in this case as I did offset stamping when stamping the corresponding images. And I used the same masks to mask off overlapping elements. Again – masks made using matching dies are a bit larger and don't have the exact same shape as the corresponding stamps. Such masks may not be totally suitable for other masking needs, but in this case they worked.
I tried to apply the stamp as well as possible onto the masked space, and if any gap in stamping happened, I fixed it by drawing the missing parts with a fine tip black marker.
After I finished stamping, I added some black splatters onto the panel and foam mounted it onto a card base made out of a Rouge Cardstock.
My third idea is an elegant card with “white” flowers. White is quoted as we cannot exactly stamp white flowers. But we can imitate such look.
To stamp the flowers I used new coral inks from the Martian Terrain Set. Namely I used the three lightest – Pastel Sunrise, Canyon Clay and Burnt Red Crisp Dye Inks. I also skipped the bottom solid layer when was stamping to get closer to the “white” look. For the leaves I used the Misty Moor, Marshland and Sea Forest Dye Inks from the Nature's Wonder Set.
All elements were die-cut using the matching dies. And actually to speed up the process I first made all die-cuts and then was stamping on them using my mini MISTI.
Our Family Frame Die was used to make the front panel which I foam mounted onto a white card base and then adhered the flower and leaves on top.
Speaking of the said white card base, it's not exactly white. To prevent my “white” flowers to blend with it I blended some Sea Forest Crisp Dye Ink in the left corner of the card base before foam mounting the panel onto it.
Next I stamped the sentiment from the set using the Sea Forest Crisp Dye Ink onto a white cardstock, fussy cut it using my scissors and popped up onto the card.
Several clear droplets finished it off.
Here you have three ideas for this beautiful floral stamp set. Hope you like this set and may give of these ideas a try.
Have a wonderful day|!