Good Morning and Happy Hump Day to you!! Midway through the week, I hope yours is going well!! I’m a happy camper because I was able to stamp again last night. Woohoo!
Last week I promised another card using Rubbernecker Stamps and a technique that the owner/designer demonstrated for easy stamp alignment and the sketch this week over at The Challenge provided the perfect backdrop for my stamp!
The stamp I chose for today’ project is the Layered Flower 2 stamp by Rubbernecker Stamps. It’s a three step stamp, and here’s how the owner demonstrated lining all three stamps up without the use of any extra tools:
Here’s what the stamp set looks like straight out of the package:
The image on the packaging is a life size image of the stamp, so take the flower stamp with the larger petals and place it over the flower image on the packaging, like so:
Then take your clear block and place it over the stamp, being careful to line the right and bottom edges up with the packaging, like so:
Then, layout the panel you want to stamp on:
Then, ink your stamp up with the lighter petal ink and stamp on your panel, being careful to once again line the clear block up with the right and bottom edges of your panel. Repeat this process with the smaller flower stamp and then finally with the outline stamp, and you will wind up with a wonderfully aligned image!
And as I was reminded, the image is designed to NOT be perfect so don’t stress over it too much!
I had a bit of fun with this stamp and some new papers. I wanted the flowers to really pop so I stamped the lighter image in Melon Berry ink by PTI and then the darker image in Calypso Coral ink by Stampin’ Up!. I used a fun sentiment in a new to me set called Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches. I think the sweet font of the sentiment goes well with the sweet paper.
I received happy mail yesterday from Winnie & Walter and was so surprised when I found the stamps wrapped up with twine, a nice note, and a little bag of free sequins…how sweet is that! I posted a picture of it over on my Instagram account if you would like to see it. Even sweeter was the fact that some of the sequins were the perfect blue to add a bit of pizzazz to my card!
A generous coating of Wink of Stella was applied to the Calypso Coral part of the flowers as well as to the sentiment, they shimmer so prettily in person!
I thought the sentiment tag needed a little something so I fussed a bit with that, deciding finally on a tiny punched flower and a little bow tied with twine. Please let me know what you think, the jury’s still out on whether or not to leave the extra bits:)
In addition to playing along with The Challenge, I am also playing along with Just Us Girls, their challenge this week is Spring, as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Spring Flowers:
Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate your visit and love hearing from you!!
Wishing you joy and blessings!
Cardstock: Rustic Cream by Papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper: Simple Life by Echo Park
Ink: Melon Berry by Papertrey Ink; Calypso Coral and Soft Suede by Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Layered Flower 2 by Rubbernecker Stamps and Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches
Dies: Pierced Retangle STAX Dies by MFT Stamps and Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!
Tools: MISTI by My Sweet Petunia (for the sentiment)
Embellishments: Sequins by Winnie & Walter