Monday, January 13, 2020

Combining Stamps and The Light Bulb Moment

Hello friends!
I don't know about you... 
But for me, the best part of stamping is to get to "play" with them.
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When I say "play", that means, trying out and combining stamps and see what works.
Today's card is one of those results after playing around the stamp set "Wreath Whimsy".
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I had the idea of stamping the two birdies facing each other on the wreath....

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So, I started out with stamping the wreath and then colored the flowers with the handy Detailing Blending Tool (Ranger). I love the ease of getting the Distress Oxide into the tiny spots.
It is great for ink-blending for smallest areas.
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 I then stamped the birdies and I decided to split the sentiment
hug me, kiss me

.... and stamped the inside. It makes sense, right? 😉

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After all that, I found that it is still lacking "something"
I used the largest rectangle piece from "Stitches of Love" and added the part of the die (with gold foil paper).  I then added embellishments (glitter, sparkle...).

Ding--->combine , mix, split the stamp image and make them work for your unique design. Make great use of the large rectangular dies. Remember you can also use just part of it (like I did for the gold stripe element).
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I hope today's post is interesting and helpful to you.

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12 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet card! Love the soft coloring on the flowers!

Dawn T said...

Lovely card Virginia.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Very pretty! Like this stamp set!

Marjeta said...

Great stamping.

Sue D said...

Pretty wreath and I like the cute birds.

Karthikha said...

Pretty card with lovely stamping :)

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful stamping inside and Out!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful wreath with birdie duo, Virginia - just love your shading!! That would make a wonderful wedding or anniversary card - great design!!

Cindy C. said...

Super sweet and cute!!

Maura said...

Beautiful card - love the soft colors of the flowers and the strip at the bottom does make a big difference!

conil said...

What a sweet card to give anyone. Love the birds on the top of the wreath hanger (for want of a better word). And your coloring is so precise and lovely.

Harriet said...

Love your light bulbs and these cards are wonderful!