Hey guys. I was super excited to be asked to be a guest designer over on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog. I had such a great time dreaming up ideas for their fun bold stamps. For this weeks cards I selected the Wheat Wreath stamp set. I really thought this wreath could go beyond fall to Christmas, sympathy, thank you and even a wedding card.
Card #1: My first card started with a white panel that I stamped the wreath in saffron, mustard and clay dye inks, rotating the wreath a little before each stamp. I used a blender brush to add a little pale yellow ink around the wreath to create a shadow. Then stamped the thankful greeting in chocolate ink, over-stamping it in Versamark ink and heat embossing in clear detail powder. The panel was then trimmed down to 4" by 5.5" and mounted to a A2 chocolate, top folding card with foam tape.
Card #2: I started this card with a bristol smooth, top folding card base that I ink blended with three colors of dye ink keeping the lightest color to the center and blending the darkest to the outside edges. After it was dry I splattered the card with some silver paint, stamped the wreath in Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver detail powder. The greeting from the same set was heat embossed on heavy weight vellum and trimmed to create a band around the card front.
Card #3: This card started with a watercolor panel that is wet down and used my Arteza brush pens to blend color across. When dry I stamped the wreath and greeting with Versafine black ink and used my circle dies to cut out the wreath. The wreath was then popped up with foam tape and added to a A2 top folding white card base sandwitching the black sewing thread between wreath and card base. The Thankful was stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with white detail powder on a scrap of black card stock and mounted to the wreath.
Card #4: My final card started with a top folding white card base that I rounded the corners and splattered with gold and black water color paint. I set it aside to dry and heat embossed the wreath and greeting in gold detail powder on a black card stock panel. Trimmed and rounded the corners on the panel, mounted it to the card base with black fun foam and added a few white Nuvo drops to the wreath.
As I said this is such a beautiful set I could go on and on with ideas. If you use the code below you can get 15% off your order. The offer expires the end of the month so hurry and get your order placed. Thanks so much for stopping by and come back next week to see what we will have with Snowy Saying set and the Funky Flakes Fri-dies.