Monday, July 8, 2024


The stamp set I'm featuring this week is called Of Art & Texture.  It contains all types of stamps that have different shapes which can be used to provide "texture" to your cards.

This stamp set is an ONLINE EXCLUSIVE.  It does not contain any sentiments and there are no coordinating dies, so I will be finding those from other stamps and dies in my stash.  Typically these types of stamps are used to create backgrounds, but I've decided to challenge myself this week and see if I can create some interesting cards using these stamps as the focal points.

This crosshatch/swoosh stamp and the Brights Family of colors was used to create a border of bright, cheerful color.  Colors from top down are Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  The splotches (another texture stamp from the set) were made using stamped-off Crumb Cake ink.  I first tried black splotches, but they just seemed too bold.

I used the So Swirly embossing folder (one of my new favorites) for the background of Basic White, and also after stamping the five colors I embossed the Border Panel with the same folder.

Black Bakers twine was wrapped five times around the boarder at an angle to create a little more texture and to draw your eye toward the sentiment.

Originally, I was going to use a wider "border" for the front, which was the full width of the stamp, but once I placed it on the card, it just seemed too wide.  So, I grabbed my trimmer and cut off an inch.  Being one not to let something go to waste, I used the trimmed piece for the inside of the card.  

Sometimes, when an original plan doesn't work out as you envisioned it, it becomes a blessing in disguise.  This is often the case in life, and for today's card it held true for crafting as well.

The sentiments, inside and out, are from the Something Fancy stamp set.  

Use this link to download a FREE TUTORIAL for today's easy card and refer to the product list below for more information on the items I used to create this card.

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