I've been wanting to get better at using stamps on my cards. As you can see in my latest haul (click HERE to visit the post), I have lots and lots of new stamps to get inky.
Today I'm sharing a few cards that I've made recently that utilize my stamp collection.
This first one is my favorite. I stamped the strawberries from the Fruity stamp set by Studio Calico + One Little Bird I bought recently. I LOVE puns and berry puns always get me! :) I'm learning that I like several "layers" to my stamping, meaning they can't just be one image in one color repeated over and over. Here on this card, I made some of the leaves different colors for a little bit of a twist, added some small light pink flowers around the card design, and then topped it off with some gold splatters. I really love how this one turned out, and even though it's a one layer card, there's so much prettiness going on on it.
This next one is a card that I made just because I needed some creative time that particular day. I got out my Studio Calico Confidant 6x8 stamp set that I won last year in an Instagram giveaway and used some new images that I have never inked up before! I used some Studio Calico dye ink for this card and blended some of the color after I stamped the images. I LOVE Studio Calico ink. It is water based, so when you use a water brush on it, it will blend and mix beautifully.
You can see some of my water brushing here.
This last card is a sweet and simple card. I wanted to make a masculine birthday card to have on hand, and hopefully these blues aren't too girly! ;P The sentiment is a super old stamp I had my stash (I believe it's from Kaisercraft) and the brush stroke is from a Gossamer Blue stamp set.
Do you like stamping on your cards? I'm learning to love it! :)