Initially, I wasn’t sure what I do with the stamp set, just that I wanted it to add accents to my cards. But I was amazed at the various cards I was able to create with the Textures & Frames stamp set. My cards came together quickly once I decided which ink colors to use with each stamp. I didn’t realize it could be so much fun to just randomly stamping on a piece of paper, not worrying about whether it was perfectly straight. Most of these cards just use stamps, ink, and paper with my new or casual crafters in mind. Sometimes, less is more, right?
As you know, I love bright colors so most of today’s cards are “bright”. But you can use any of your favorite colors including shades of just one color for your cards.
My first card, “Hello Friend” uses Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight, and Poppy Parade. Even the ink color names evoke cheery thoughts for me, how about you? The stamp set is Biggest Wish. I’ve tried several ways to stamp the greetings to get the look I wanted and found that I needed the Black Memento ink so the greeting would stand out. Stamp, ink, and paper, and a few Holiday Rhinestones.
Next up, I stamped open and solid circles to created this fun birthday card. You can easily make them into balloons by hand drawing a string underneath them. I used bright, fun colors and stamped off before stamping the solid circles. The open circles are the same colors but stamped directly after inking. It allows the circles to stand out from one another. Another of the Biggest Wish stamps greetings, and some added bling of Holiday Rhinestones.
On a roll, I created a Christmas ornament. I saw Julie Davison do one and loved it! Using Poppy Parade ink, I stamped off first then stamped the 3 circles on my card. Then I stamped full strength with the lines. Just add or draw a “topper” to create the ornament. The die cut stars have added Holiday Rhinestones. The Glittered Organdy ribbon is one of our new ribbons. It’s hard to see the glitter effect, but in person it’s beautiful. I die cut the greeting but you can stamp your greeting and still have a great card. This card is a little more than the stamps, ink, and paper but I like how it turned out.
Since it’s that time of year, I continued creating Christmas cards. This one is similar to my first one, with traditional Christmas colors of Merry Merlot, Old Olve, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, and Poppy Parade. The ink splashes are in Old Olive and Real Red. What are your favorite Christmas colors? The greeting, from Perfectly Plaid stamp set, is stamped with Night of Navy rather than the Black for a softer look. And, of course, more bling.
For my last card, I switched to non-traditional Christmas colors: Polished Pink, Just Jade, and Blushing Bride. I die cut the trees from the Christmas Tree dies. The Cheers die, from a retired die set, is cut out in Polished Pink with a foam backing so it would stand out from the card. And, yes, more bling for the tree toppers.
Here are the five cards I made – it was so much fun! You should try this for your cards. Pick any stamp set with shapes, open and solid, some ink and paper then stamp away. And, this is a great way to get your children and grandchildren involved! There are no mistake, just fun cards. They will love being creative and having cards they can send to friends. It’s so satisfying to see your creations turn into a card!
Are you wondering how to get the stamp set I used? Textures & Frames is one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets you can earn for free with a $50 purchase through September 30, so act fast.
Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration ends September 30. There are so many fun products you can earn for free with each $50 or $100 purchase.
Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!