Today I am going to show you three examples of a technique I thought would be fun - using only ONE stamp in a stamp set to create a background for a card. This is another way to stretch your stamp sets! I've shown random stamping many times where you use ALL or most of the stamps in a set to create a card background. But this time I challenged myself to use only ONE stamp to do the same. For all of these cards, I embossed the stamp with white embossing powder and then watercolored over it.
Here is the darling stamp set I'm using today called Pretty Pink Posh Friends Forever. These little people kill me with their cuteness. And the set includes several sentiments for either love or friendship. It also has several accessories that worked perfectly for this technique including a balloon and a rose. There is also a set of dies that go with it.
My first card uses the balloon in the stamp set to create the background.
I die-cut a piece of Ranger watercolor paper to be one size smaller than a card front (using MFT Blueprints 13). I stamped the balloon multiple times on the paper using Versamark Ink. I embossed it with Ranger White Embossing Powder. I then watercolored each balloon with a different color and then painted the background with a light blue.
I die-cut a stitched rectangle using the Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 1 die from Neenah White Cardstock. I stamped the cute little boy and two balloons from the set using Simon Says Stamp Black Ink (works with both watercolor and with Copic markers, so it is my favorite black ink). I colored the images in with Copic markers and added shading with my Kasier Craft Glitter Pens and a White Uniball. I attached the stamped images to the rectangle and added three Pretty Pink Posh Sequins.
This card uses the two rose stamps for the background. It reminds me a little of Beauty and the Beast - this stamp is perfect for that theme!
I started by die-cutting a stitched rectangle full card size (using Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle dies) from Ranger White Cardstock. Next. I stamped the two roses with Versamark Ink and embossed them with Ranger White Embossing Powder. I watercolored them with red paint and green stems and then painted the background with a wash of the red paint. I added a little more paint to the edges of the card. I attached this piece to a white card base.
Next I die-cut the smallest Stitched Hexagon Die from Ranger White Cardstock. I stamped the little girl and the rose on white cardstock with black ink and colored them in with Copic Markers. I shaded with my glitter pens. I attached her to the hexagon die and added some gray Copic markers under here to represent the ground. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and embossed it with Wow Pink Lady embossing powder. I cut around the edges and attached it above the hexagon. I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling clear sequins around the hexagon.
This card uses one of the sentiments to create the background - love you.
I die-cut a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper and then I die-cut a Scallop Border die to the right side. I also die-cut a stitched rectangle from blue polka dot patterned paper and tucked that under the edge. I stamped the sentiment over and over using Versamark Ink and then embossed with Ranger white embossing powder. I painted the background with red watercolor paint and splattered some on as well so some areas are darker. I attached all of this to a white card base.
Next, I die-cut a stitched rectangle using Storybook 1 die again from white cardstock. I stamped the two kids using MFT Natural Ink and colored them in with Copic markers. I then added details to them and outlined them with my glitter pens. I attached all of the images to the rectangle. I added a "ground" with gray Copic markers. Last, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins around the rectangle.
Think of all of the possibilities using this technique - I can't wait to try it with some of my other stamp sets. I really like the concept of putting the sentiment on a card this way - it is subtle, but repetitive. I hope you enjoyed this technique and you can use it for some of your cards as well! Have a great weekend every one! Thanks so much for visiting and especially for your SWEET comments - they always make my day. Inspiring someone else to create is always my goal of these blog posts! Suzy xoxo