Floral Dimensional Card - Multi Use Stamps

by - October 24, 2017

This is my second card for my multi-use "complimentary" stamps challenge. For this challenge I use only the smaller, non featured stamps in any stamp set to make an entire card. It's a good way to get extra uses out of certain stamp sets that you may not have thought to use over and over again.

This card uses only the small flower and leaf stamps in the Concord & 9th Pineapple Perfection stamp set. This stamp set features a gorgeous, giant pineapple made up of flowers with filler stamps to stamp color into each flower. It also includes a few flowers that can be colored in and die cut to add some dimension. I decided to use only these stamps to create this card.
I started by stamping the flowers with VersaMark ink in a random pattern around the Strathmore Toned Gray card stock. I then heat embossed the flowers in white embossing powder to help them stand out against the darker color. I love using colored pencils to shade in floral stamps on top of darker card stock. It gives such a striking look. I used pink, purple, and orange tones and blended them with a white pencil to give a nice faded appearance to the petals. 

Because I wanted to give a bit more interest to the card and pattern, I cut two varying sizes of stitched rectangles using the MFT Stitched Rectangle 2 set. This cut my card into three pieces with the largest being 4X5.25". Slightly smaller than an A2 card. I decided to place foam tape behind the thin framed piece that was cut and adhere the other two pieces with double sided tape. This keeps the pattern and images intact while giving dimension and interest to the card. It also made a nice place to put my banner with the sentiment All The Best, also from the stamp set. Though you could use any sentiment you see fit. I adhered a piece of vellum paper behind the banner to add some softness to the black card stock. I then cut two leaves and placed them on top of the banner.

I used Simon Says Stamp Lavender card stock for my base cut to a standard A2 size. I thought this purple color really tied all of the flowers together and I also love purple and gray paired together. Then to fill in the spaces between the flowers, I used a white gel pen to draw some dots randomly around the card. 

I hope this gave you some ideas to create your own card using some stamps you may not have thought to use before. Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

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