Happy Sunday stampin' friends! When I was thinking about the project to share today, I wanted to do something Fall-ish but I wanted to use this set, Touches of Texture. I thought using the Fall colors with it was a good compromise. If you're planning to join me later this afternoon (3:00 pm, PST) for today's edition of my Facebook Live Stamp Class, I'm going to use this same set with a lot more details for a totally different way to see it. That's what I love about my stamps...I can dress them down for something quick and easy, or dress them up for something extra special. Either way, I'm getting to scratch my creative itch and create something I can share with a friend. Win-win! If you'd like to join in on the Live (or watch the replay), follow my Facebook page at Facebook.com/dalbee.pocketfullofstamps. I'd love to stamp with you!
There are some really beautiful stamp images in the Touches of Textures stamp set but my favorite are all the textures...I am a texture junkie! I used a couple of the textures images in this set for today's card. I started by stamping the outline flower image and the stem and leaves image in StazOn black ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I used the light Old Olive Stampin' Blend marker to color the leaves. The flower is "colored" with a great filler image...I inked it in Mango Melody and stamped it in the center of the flower once. I inked it again two more times, stamped off onto scratch paper then stamped it over the flower at different angles to create the splash of color outside the image lines. I really like the "artsy" look this gave the flower. To finish this piece, I inked the large splatter image in Mango Melody ink, again stamped off on scratch paper before stamping over the entire cardstock.
Before putting away the Mango Melody pad, I used one more texture image to randomly stamp the Soft Suede card base. It's very subtle but added just a bit of interest behind the main focal point of the card.
To finish it up, the Very Vanilla cardstock is layered onto a piece of Mango Melody cardstock. I wrapped a piece of linen thread around both pieces three times, securing it to the back, then adhered the pieces to the card base. I used another piece of linen thread to tie a bow on the front and added the sentiment (from the Special Celebrations stamp set), stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock with StazOn black ink.
Hope to see you at my Facebook Live Stamp Class today...3:00 pm (PST)! And I'll be back on Tuesday with another project to share with you!