Wednesday, March 4, 2020

ICS March Blog Hop One Stamp Set So Many Uses

Welcome to the ICS March Blog Hop as we showcase how to create with one stamp set in different ways. This month we have been challenged to create 3 card designs using the same stamp set, stepping each one up from the previous one. The cards can be suitable for a beginner, casual and avid crafter to show how versatile the stamp set is for creating beautiful projects. 
The stamp set I chose to use today is the Witty-cisms stamp set (item #151686) from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. This stamp set is full of wonderful images and fun sentiments and the hardest part was choosing which one to use for my cards today. In the end, I chose to create baby cards using the Welcome Little One stamp image, and although I chose to create with colors suitable for a baby girl, you could just as easily create baby boy cards by switching the colors. 
 For my first card design, suitable for a beginner, I chose to use Purple Posy for my card base and I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I colored the image using Gorgeous Grape and Flirty Flamingo Watercolor Pencils from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (item #149014) and blended the coloring with Clear Wink of Stella. I punched out the image using the 2 1/4" Circle Punch (item #143720). To assemble the card, I added a piece of Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to the card front and added the circle image on top of the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals. For a touch of bling, I added two small Basic Rhinestones to the circle image to complete the card design. This card design is great for beginner stampers and is a simple way to create a pretty baby card. 
 My second card design is suitable for a casual stamper who is looking to take the next step in creating their projects. I started with Highland Heather cardstock for my card base and I added a layer of Purple Posy cardstock for the background. To step up the card design, I decided to add a strip of 2" x 5 1/4" Purple Posy Gingham paper from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6"x6" Designer Series Paper Pack (item #149617) and I layered it onto a piece of 2 1/4" x5 1/4" Highland Heather cardstock to create a matte. I added a piece of the Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the center of this panel and attached the panel to the card front, centering it on the card. To create the focal image, I heat embossed the image with Silver embossing powder onto Whisper White cardstock and colored the image with Light and Dark Purple Posy Stampin' Blends Markers and Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Markers and added Clear Wink of Stella for a touch of shimmer. I punched out the image using the Starburst Punch (item #143717) and layered it onto a Highland Heater circle punched out using the 2 1/4" Circle Punch. I added the focal image over the top of the ribbon in the center of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. I added a bow tied from the Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to the top of the circle using a Mini Dimensional and finished off the design with three small Basic Rhinestones for a touch of bling. This card design offers a fun technique with heat embossing and the addition of layers to step it up a level without being complicated. 
For my final card design, I went for the Wow factor that an avid stamper loves when creating their projects. This card design is similar to the previous card but I stepped it up to the next level. Once again I started with a Highland Heather cardstock card base and added a layer of Purple Posy cardstock for the background but this time I embossed this layer with the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder to add texture. The ribbon I chose to add to the gingham layer is the Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (item #144213) and I colored the ribbon using the Dark Purple Posy Stampin' Blend Marker so that I coordinates with the colors in the card design. To frame the focal image that I created in the second card design, I added a Silver Foil die cut that I created using one of the dies from the Painted Labels Dies (item #151605). For the focal image, I popped each layer up using Mini Dimensionals to add extra dimension and really make it stand out. I added small Basic Rhinestones to the card design for a touch of bling to finish off the card design. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card designs show you how simple and fun it is to step up your card designs from simple to more advanced, just by trying new techniques and new products. 

Now it's time to visit Debbi's blog and see what wonderful projects she has created for us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop this month. 

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Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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15 comments:

  1. Soooo cute - love your Poppy die layer!

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    1. Thank you Janey. I love this die set and the Silver Foil just steps up the design to the next level.

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  2. Such cute cards. I may now need that set!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. It's a wonderful stamp set and great for a variety of occasions.

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  3. Cute!! I'm a purple girl! I think I like your casual one the best... all are so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. I love Purple Posy and it was so much fun designing these cards.

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  4. Wow these are adorable. I really need to get this stamp set.

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    1. Thanks Renee. You will love this stamp set. The sentiments and images are wonderful.

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  5. Ahhh, wish I had someone to send this to.

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    1. My daughter has a few coworkers expecting babies so I have been having fun creating sweet baby cards. This stamp set is perfect for baby boys and girls.

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  6. Very fun!! I may need to rethink this stamp set! I like your layout too! Change the colors and ribbons/embellishments and you could use any of the stamps.

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    1. Thank you Debbi. It is a very simple layout but has lots of great possibilities. I love this stamp set and all the great images it has.

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    1. Thank you, I love creating sweet baby cards.

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  8. Tricia, these cards are all adorable!

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