I've been really enjoying the online card class Stretch Your Stamps 2 but have had little time to create over the past week. So, I finally carved out some time to play, and I have 3 cards to share:
My first card was strongly inspired by Debby Hughes (Day 7), who worked with graphic stamps and random patterns with stamp kissing. I've owned this AE Rounded Diamonds set for about a year, so I was really grateful to get some fun ideas about how to use it on a card.
On Day 2, Jen McGuire created a card using a background stamp, but I was excited to use my new Hero Arts Stencil for this card, and the Avery Elle Rounded Diamonds die set for the aperture.
When I saw this word die by Lil' Inkers, I just had to have it! I didn't buy the coordinating stamp set, so I paired it with one from PTI's Flower Fusion 1. I'm sure there are a number of sentiments in my collection that will work for it, too...so it's all good. I mean, 'seriously', how many more stamp sets do I need? I know you understand!
My last card was created after a lesson by Jen Rzaza, using this Clearly Besotted Stamps Set with Distress Inks and debossing outline images.
Here is a close-up:
After I stamped the flower, I pulled some of the ink into each petal with a thin brush, and debossed the entire image with the matching die. I love this angled panel, and I thought it looked great with the fanned out thread and Altenew sentiment. I also water colored the leaves and buds and popped on a few small gems.
So, that's it for me today. I hope everyone has had a great week, and that your weekend is fun and relaxing! Thanks for stopping by ~