Stamp Focus: Crafty Friends

by Aga

Hello Everyone! It's Aga here and today I will be focusing on the beautiful set from the new release called Crafty Friends.

6x8 Crafty Friends

It’s definitely a must have for every papercrafter out there! This set is perfect for creating cards for the crafty friends in your life. It’s packed with fun and inspiring phrases paired with sentiments of encouragement and companionship, and with cute, little images to use as lovely details.

Here’s what I came up with today, to give you a few ideas of using it.

My first card is a quick and simple message embellished with cute floral stamps from the set.

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First, I used a stamp from the new Watercolor Frames Stamp Set to create a subtle backdrop for the black sentiment. Then I stamped flowers with Cotton Candy ink and used pink, green and black markers to add some extra details. To finish it, I stamped little green and black twigs.

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The second card is even more simple. I again used a watercolour frame from the Watercolor Frames set, but any hand painted background created with watercolours or inks will be great for this kind of designs. I used here two different inks (Frayed Leaves and Ocean Waves from the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks.) to achieve a fun ombre look.

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Next, I combined two beautiful sentiments with a flower and stamped them all together with black ink.

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For my last card I created a simple stamped background.

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First, I stamped the sentiments in black, then I created my background using the lovely images from the set. I again stamped the tiny flowers with Cotton Candy ink and used Altenew markers to add more details to them. The tiny hearts was stamped with Sunkissed dye ink and some of the images I left uncoloured.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these examples and you found some inspiration today! I can’t wait to see what you create with this set!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a lovely week!


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LauraJane:) May 30, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Such pretty cards Aga! This set is next on my WISH list:))

Tara Prince May 30, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Lovely cards!

Helen May 30, 2017 - 10:15 AM

This is a delightful selection of cards to showcase these new stamps. Definitely on my wish list! Thanks for sharing these creations.

Annie Solomon May 30, 2017 - 10:37 AM

I love the simplicity of all 3 of these cards. Amazing how many looks and ideas one stamp set can generate.

JaneenK May 30, 2017 - 12:24 PM

just want to say thanks for having such an inspirational blog. i’m happy to see it in my inbox each day.

Deborah Kaye May 30, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Wonderful cards! I <3 this set of stamps!

Joan Bardee May 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM

beautiful as always!

Natalia May 30, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Love the simplicity and the crisp look! Gorgeous stamp set, too!

Teresa Doyle May 30, 2017 - 5:41 PM

What a great set and such fun cards! Great inspiration Aga! TFS!

HelenK May 30, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Aga is one of the most talented designers I can think of – such simplicity and elegance every time! I’m a huge fan of her rare work. These cards are so beautiful!

Jean Marmo May 30, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Beautiful cards!

janet May 30, 2017 - 7:45 PM

What wonderful cards Aga, love all your ideas and your examples are perfect :-)

barbara lassiter May 30, 2017 - 8:37 PM

The simplicity of these just adds to their beautify.

shylaashree May 31, 2017 - 4:04 AM

very true, a must have set for any paper crafter, the receiver will be certainly motivated. your works with these stamps are very inspiring Aga

Cristina May 31, 2017 - 5:59 AM

Absolutely a must have!

CraftyNatalie May 31, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Such beautiful cards. I love the second one. These sentiments are lovely, definitely a must buy.


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