Today is the final day of the countdown teasers for the new release from Clearly Besotted. All stamps and dies will be available for purchase at 8pm BST at Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp tomorrow (1st September).
For my final card, I am using one of the larger sets called Wishful Thinking. I think there are so many possibilities for this lovely set, but today I went with something I don’t often do, repeat stamping to create a background.
I did a few practice panels before I created my final panel because I wanted to test colours and positioning of the main stamp – as this is not a style of card that I do that often. And I used my MISTI so that I could double stamp each of the dandelions and get good coverage.
In the end I used three colours of Altenew Ink (Coral Berry, Warm Sunshine and Ocean Waves) for the main dandelion image and I started by working from the bottom right corner across the panel, trying to ensure an even balance of colour and correct spacing in between. You have to think ahead a little bit to do this. I also made sure I stamped right over the edges of the panel – so the pattern appears more continuous (as if you have trimmed it from a larger panel).
Once I had finished the main stamping, I then looked through my other stamps and picked out three small accent stamps. This is a great way to stretch the use of your stamps as those tiny little ones often get forgotten about 🙂
I took the small flower from Fairy Tale Maiden, the dragonfly from Let’s Flamingo and the teeny tiny dots from Summer Treats. These little stamps are perfect to fill in gaps! So I went ahead and stamped the small flower in Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades, the dragonfly in Dusk and finally I filled in all the gaps with the dots – these were stamped in Evening Gray. I used a small acrylic block for this stamping as it is much quicker!
I cut the panel down with a SSS Stitched Rectangle and mounted it onto a top folding A2 base card (Neenah 110lb) with DST. I finished by taking two of the smaller sentiments from Brushed Sentiments Plus (this is a set from the new release), stamping them with Versamark Ink onto some black cardstock. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was then popped up onto the panel with foam tape.
I really like how this turned out and I will definitely be doing more of these in the future. I rarely just stamp a card and I forget how fun it can be – and it’s great to use inks that don’t get as much love as they deserve!
I will be back tomorrow with a quick post just after 8pm which will contain links to the new release for your convenience. Thank you so much for your visit, I appreciate you all so much. Happy crafting!