I'm still enjoying my $5 Reason To Smile stamp set to the max! Here, I created Two Cool cards that are just my "type!"
I combined the pretty stemmed flowers from Reason To Smile with the foliage from the Just Believe stamp set on a First Edition Designer Series Paper background.
The flowers are two-step stamped, first in the Basic Black line image, then in a marker-colored Marina Mist and Always Artichoke bold image. The foliage is in Always Artichoke. I die-cut the image with the Labels Collection Framelits. The Basic Black layer is die-cut with the same size framelit, then cut in half and scooched (is that a word?) apart to peek out from behind each side.
On the second card, I tried some leaves from the Summer Silhouettes set on the focal point, but I didn't like those as well as the Just Believe folage.
The background is also stamped with the Just Believe leaves in Marina Mist.
I used the Delicate Designs Impressions Folders, paired with the Large Scallop Edgelit, to create the pretty Always Artichoke border. Each card uses a different texture. A strip of Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon, with the polka dot side down, gives some nice texture and contrasting color.
The Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment is in a similar font as the First Edition DSP, so that was a natural choice. I stamped those in Basic Black and punched them out with the Word Window Punch.
I added the Papillon Potpouri Butterfly last, because it needed a little something up in that corner. Ms. Butterfly is colored with markers, then hand-cut and popped up with Dimensionals. I couldn't stop before giving it, and the flowers, a little dusting of Dazzling Diamonds for some sparkle! The 2-Way Glue Pen works great for adding glitter.
Complete Supplies List:
- Stamps—Reason To Smile, Just Believe, Summer Silhouettes (card #2), Papillon Potpouri, Teeny Tiny Wishes
- Ink—Always Artichoke and Marina Mist Markers; Basic Black, Always Artichoke, and Marina Mist Classic Ink
- Paper—First Edition DSP; Basic Black, Marina Mist, and Whisper White card stock
- Accessories—Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds
- Tools—Labels Collection Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelits, Delicate Designs Impressions Folders, Big Shot, 2-Way Glue Pen, SNAIL, Dimensionals
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