Hello everyone. It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge. This time our challenge was to make a “get well” or “thinking of you” card. I chose to use the Art Gallery Stamp set with the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies.
One of the reasons I love this stamp set is because it has a lot of very useful sentiments. Besides the one I used, it also has happy birthday, thank you, I miss you, congratulations, sorry, best wishes and you are lovely. There is a sentiment for just about everything.
I stamped the flowers in this set a little differently. The flowers in this set are two step stamps. This means it takes two or more stamps to make an image. I did not use the main background stamp on my flowers. Instead I used the stamp that highlights the flowers using Blushing Bride ink. Then I took my Blushing Bride Stampin Write Marker and lightly put strokes of color over the top using the side of the marker and not the tip. I like how there is a lot of white space on the flowers. I stamped the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink and then cut everything out using the coordinating dies.
I layered the flowers over a Basic White and Smoky Slate oval using the Layering Oval Dies. As a side note, these dies are retiring on May 3rd or as long as supplies last. These are a definite must have set of dies. There are eight different sized ovals and seven scalloped ovals. I placed everything on top of a piece of Basic White cardstock that I embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
The sentiment from the Art Gallery stamp set I used really says “I’m thinking of you”. It is rare that I would send a sympathy or thinking of you card without saying it was from Rob and me so I masked the word I’m using Washi Tape, inked the stamp in Smoky Slate, pulled off the Washi Tape (that part is very important or you will get a big blob of ink on your card stock) and then stamped it. I cut it out using one of the dies in the Floral Gallery set. Lastly I added some Pastel Pearls.
Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made. They make the most beautiful cards.
Susan this is so pretty. I love the idea of using only one of the two step stamping stamps. I like that you only ran part of the background (not the oval) thru the oval die. Lovely
The soft flowers over the embossed background is so pretty!
There are so many things I like about this card – the colors, of course, but also the way you colored the flowers. So pretty!! It’s good to know that you don’t have to use both of the two-steps. And I love the way you masked the sentiment. Clever.