Stretching My Stamps

Although I might have too many stamps (but really, can anyone ever have too many??), I like to look at them, stretching my stamps from time to time and use them in an unexpected way. Today, I chose to do so with my Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set "Scribble Flowers". I love how versatile this set is! I already used it here and here and wanted to find another way to use it. While looking at it, I suddenly saw baubles. So here comes a christmas card made with a flower set:

The small circles made perfect light accents, don't you think? To create this card, I heat-embossed the scribbled circles using clear embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then I colored the baubles with Distress Inks mixed with water. Onto the background, I applied a light watercolor wash with light blue Distress Ink. For the sentiment, I used the "happy" die from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Happy Birthday dies and die-cut it from black cardstock. After I had adhered it to the card, I stamped "holidays" from the winnie & walter set "The Big, the Bold, and the Happy". To finish the card off, I adhered Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I hope to have inspired you to look at your stamps and find different ways to use them! Thanks for visiting today!


Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers stamp set, Happy Birthday Craft Dies, clear embossing powder, black cardstock - winnie & walter The Big, the Bold, and the Happy - Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins - Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar - Tsukineko Tuxedo Black Ink - Tsukineko Versamark Ink - watercolor paper


icardeveryone01 said...

Just gorgeous, Vanessa... clever girl, you... your coloring is just fantastic...loads of visual dimension. Yes, those little white dots do the trick!
=] Michele

SonjaK said...

Geniale Idee! Ich hatte das Set gerade gestern in der Post (jippie!) und war schon beim Kauf überzeugt davon, dass sich ganz viel damit machen lässt. Jetzt muss ich es mir gleich noch mal genauer anschauen, denn deine Idee hat meinen Ehrgeiz geweckt ;)

Alexandra Boehnke said...

Man kann nieeeee zu viele Stempel haben! Das muss ich ja mal sagen! Die Karte finde ich so schön, die Luftbalons sind toll geworden.

AScrapOfKindness said...

Beautiful, delicate and classy. You did a wonderful job of giving them dimension. Thank you for sharing.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING those circles and the sequins!!!!!

Dawn Turley said...

very inspiring Vanessa. I would have never thought to do that with that stamp set.