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.