I have been in love with the recent stamps I’ve been using from Spellbinders! Today I am thrilled to share two cards created with stamps and dies from the STEPHANIE LOW collection. If you haven’t seen this collection yet, please check it out! The images are so strikingly beautiful and have a unique, tattoo-art feel to them.
This first card I created with the stamps and dies from the BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED set. All the background flowers were stamped and colored with my STYLEFILE MARKERS. The girl in front of all the blooms is from the ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME stamp and die set. Not only are these sets gorgeous by themselves, but they also work so well together!
After stamping out the image of the girl, I colored her in with my STYLEFILE MARKERS, and added some details using a white gel pen. I knew I wanted to make her the focal point of my card, so I decided to surround her with flowers from the BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED set.
All the images were stamped out using my MISTI and my BRUTUS MONROE DETAIL INK. I used coordinating colors on all the images so they would match. I also used the TANGLED WAVES STENCIL behind the flowers with a little ROCK CANDY SURFACE INK for some subtle color in the background. It is a little hard to see on camera, but in person it really adds to the card and helps bring out the blue I used on the girls’ clothing.
I adhered all the flowers down using my BRUTUS MONROE CRAFT GLUE, starting with the flowers in the very back, and layering the other flowers in front. The girl is adhered down with foam adhesive, so she stands out just a little more. I love the tropical feel of this card, and the JURASSIC GREEN ENVELOPE coordinates just perfectly!
For my next card, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and get a littl messy (but not too much!). I used my BRUTUS MONROE COLOR BURSTS to create a wild background for this gorgeous rose!
I cut some watercolor paper down to fit this LONG AND SKINNY CARD by CANVAS CORP. This is a unique size of card but it really makes a statement!
After my colorful background was dry, I placed it on the card front using some craft foam behind to add dimension. I then added some strips of black cardstock along the side. I wanted a little more black to tie in with the black ink on the rose.
The rose is stamped with my BRUTUS MONROE DETAIL INK, and colored in using my ZIG WATERCOLOR MARKERS. After I adhered the rose down with foam adhesive, I embellished all around it with several different styles of coordinating sequins.
You may have noticed that I left both cards without sentiments. I sometimes like to leave a sentiment off and then later on add one depending on which occasion I need the card for. This allows me to create freely without having to use a specific sentiment or wording on the front.
I hope you have enjoyed visiting and taking a peek at these cards! Please check out the STEPHANIE LOW COLLECTION in the Spellbinders store! There are a number of equally amazing stamp and die sets there!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time,