It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time for the Stamp Review Crew. We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators focused on sharing a ton of ideas focusing on a single stamp set. This week it's a collage set aptly called Kinda Eclectic. You have likely come from Holly Krautkremer's blog on your way through this amazing hop. If you get lost, simply click on the banner for a list of participants and get back on track.
I had several different ideas for this project. But I decided I wanted to show you that it doesn't have to be a Christmas set to make a Holiday card, or a Thanksgiving set to make a Thanksgiving card. A lot can be accomplished by color and design. So here's my interpretation of Kinda ”Givin' Thanks“ Eclectic-ly!
- This card design is super easy and relies only on three basic measurements. The Whisper White card stock is cut:
- 2” x 3 1/4“
- 3” x 4 1/4“
- 4” x 5 1/4“
- Apply a 2-way Glue Pen to the backs of the small and medium pieces and allow them to dry. Then stick them together. This will allow you to pull them apart after stamping.
- I stamped the sunburst in So Saffron and Crushed Curry in the center. Then I removed the small card. I inked the leaves first in Pear Pizzazz, and then sponged Calypso Coral on to the stamp using a sponge dauber. The corner images are fully inked. The lighter images are stamped off once.
- Then I removed the medium sized rectangle and stamped the edges of the large rectangle using the dots stamp and Pistachio Pudding. I like to make my background colors a little lighter so the focal point really pops.
- I matted the small rectangle using 2 1/4“ x 5 1/2” Old Olive card stock and the medium rectangle with a 3 1/4“ x 4 1/2” Old Olive card stock. The card base is also Old Olive.
- One thing I LOVE about this stamp set is the fact that BOTH butterflies match punches, So creating the butterfly wrapped in linen thread was the easiest part! Simple!
Hopefully you got your set of the Good Greetings stamp set. It is such a great set for simple sentiments!
Next stop on the Hop is Heidi Baks where she'll wow you with her beautiful design skills.