Stamping is not just for cards…
Time and again, people say to me “I’m not a card maker so I won’t try stamping” and every time I answer “stamping is not JUST for cards”.
Sure, there are card makers all over the world who enjoy using stamps but plenty of other people use stamps too.
Stamps are for so much more…
If you are an organisation freak who lives and dies by your planner or diary, stamps can be a godsend and take your beautiful planner to a whole new level. In the Pimp My Planner post series, I showed you how you can use stamps to add interest and keep organised. I even gave you my top 5 stamps to use in your planner.
Memory Keeping and scrapbooking
One of my friends told me yesterday that you haven’t really scrapbooked unless you’ve stamped on your project somewhere. I would have to agree with her on that one. Stamped elements can completely change the layout. You can be sure that if you’ve added stamping somewhere on the project it will be unique.
Home Decor and gifts
I love creating gifts that include stamped images or sayings. My favourite gifts are pretty framed images or sayings. Today I’m sharing a quick project made with the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set, one piece of Thick Whisper White card stock (4″x6″), ink, a pencils, a few sequins and rhinestones from my stash and a small pretty frame (4″x6″) that I picked up on sale from Officeworks for $5.50.
Take a look:
So for under $6 you can get make a pretty little gift that a friend will treasure. (Of course, you can make a card to match too.)
How to make it
- Carefully take the glass out of your frame and place it over top of your 4″x6″ piece of Thick Whisper White card stock. Use your pencil to lightly trace inside the opening – this will be the area where you stamp. Put the glass back in the frame.
- Towards the top centre of the pencil area, Leave about half an inch space between the top line and the stamped image to allow room for the tree’s flowers, tamp the trunk of your tree in Soft Suede ink.
- In powder pink ink stamp the leaf stamp and move the stamp slightly and stamp again without re-inking the stamp (second generation stamping) You can use a different pink such as Melon Mambo, Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride. Petal Pink or even the retired Pink Pirouette. If you use a brighter pink you may need to use a different green to compliment the pink.
- Stamp the grass in Pear Pizzaz at the base of the tree
- At the base of the tree stamp the bike in Early Espresso ink (If you don’t like the bike, replace it with the swing or the rake.)
- Use Soft Suede ink to stamp the words of your choice in the bottom centre of your card.
- Stamp the Flower stems in Pear Pizzaz
- Using the same pink as you used on your tree’s flowers, stamp your small flowers on the stamped flower stems.
- Add your sequins and rhinestones – if you don’t have the right colour rhinestones or sequins you can colour them with Stampin’ Blend markers.
- Use an eraser (rubber) to get rid of your pencil line and insert your stamped image in the frame.
Pretty easy wasn’t it?
Let’s take another look at the project:
Very Important Information
The Sheltering Tree stamp set and powder pink classic ink are retiring and cardstock prices will rise TOMORROW, Tuesday, 4th June 2019! So if you want these items you must order them BEFORE 11:50 pm tonight. Head over to my online Stampin’ Up! store to get these Last Chance Products. (For a complete list of retiring products, click here.)
Hope you enjoyed this project.
Until next time… Happy creating.
Stampin’ Up! Products Used