Hi, friends! I am so excited to be sharing this special post today! My friend Jess who blogs over at A CARD DAY’S WORK has launched a challenge to us crafters! So many times, we get overwhelmed by our craft supplies and lose sight of the simple joy of crafting.
Jess is launching this challenge to help us get back to basics! The idea is to use just ONE stamp set to create something amazing. Its so great to see the variety of ways to use one stamp set. If you would like to jump in on this challenge, just post your creations on Instagram and include the hashtag, #OneStampWonder!
I’ve created my card for this challenge using the Altenew set, BEAUTIFUL DAY. I think this is definitely a set to have if you want a lot of variety from one set. The options you have for layering and for building backgrounds as well as focal points are endless! See how I created my card today in my video below!
I wanted this card to be simply beautiful, so I stamped out the flowers on some AQUA PIGMENT PAPER, and then used my ZIG WATERCOLOR brushes to color them in.
Before watercoloring, I embossed the images in some GILDED EMBOSSING POWDER. Embossing before watercoloring is a great way to hold in your color, since the embossed edges are raised a bit.
I then also embossed and watercolored the leaves to layer on with the flowers. All my watercolor images were fussy cut after I was done with my watercoloring.
I then added a little more depth and interest to the background by stamping and embossing the solid layer of the leaves in GILDED, as well. Using the layering pieces from a stamp set seperately gives you more milage with your one stamp set!
I then arranged all my pieces on my card and adhered them down. I added the sentiment on a few strips of black cardstock (again embossed in gold), and then added several flat-back pearls as embellishments.
Thanks for stopping by today! Please join us in this challenge if you’d like a chance to win a few prizes! Just post your creations on Instagram along with the hashtag, #OneStampWonder!
Until next time,