Hello! I hope that all the moms out there had a Happy Mother's Day yesterday. Today seems like a good day to show some more Mother's Day cards that I recently made, plus a birthday card as well.
|Supplies for all cards: cardstock from Colorbok; dark purple ink from Hero Arts; light purple ink from Clearsnap; shimmer paint from Smooch; foam tape from 3M/Scotch; foam flower stickers from Darice; chipboard word from Studio G; sentiment stamps from Lawn Fawn; rhinestone from Beads by Dee; corner punch from Creative Memories.|
I was inspired by the book Stamp It! DIY Printing with Handmade Stamps, edited by Jenny Doh. One of the ideas in the book was to make a stamp out of foam tape. The project in the book was to make a chevron stamp, but I put my own spin on the idea and made a banner stamp instead. You can see the stamp in the above photo. I also used a few Darice foam flower stickers as stamps.
For my first card, I used light purple ink for the stamped elements. I've been putting tiny rhinestones on almost every project lately, and this one was no exception, as I used one in the center of the flower.
For the next card I repeated the same design, but I used a darker ink color. I also restrained myself and used shimmer paint, instead of a rhinestone, in the center of the flower.
For my third card, I went for a Clean & Simple look, employing lots of white space and leaving off the banner.
For the last card, I went a little crazy and made a purple explosion of birthday happiness. I really enjoyed making all four cards, and I'm eager to try using my banner stamp on more projects in the future. Maybe next time I'll try it on a scrapbook page.
I'm also really enjoying the Stamp It book that inspired me. It's fun to curl up with a book and a cup of tea and discover new artsy ideas to try. After making all those purple cards, I just had to have a purple-ish tea: northwestern blackberry flavor. Yum! Wish I could share a cup with all of you. If you're interested in more tea/beverage-related posts, do stop by Elizabeth and Bleubeard's blog for T-Day. I'll be linking up there.
Take care and enjoy your day!