Hello crafters! Today I have a project for you that will help you stretch your supplies a bit by thinking outside the box – even though I’m using Purple Onion Designs stamps to create a frame, so technically I’m thinking inside the box 🙂 Check it out!
The two floral images I used today are meant to be standalone images or at least to be used to create a scene, normally. But I decided to hide away the parts I didn’t want (the grass at the bottom) and instead let the blooms stretch towards the center of my card to create a frame.
I used some basic masking to make sure some of the blooms appeared behind others, and I also used my trusty Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to make sure I got the placement right. It’s much less work than you might think, and I love the effect you can create.
In addition, you can do this with almost all stamps – use them to frame a sentiment or another image, basically create decoration. I also opted for very simple copic coloring, and I sprayed the project with some Perfect Pearl mist for shimmer. I stamped sentiment, also from Purple Onion Designs, with Versafine Pigment ink and heat embossed clear embossing powder on top to make it stand out more.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired! I’m sending this card off to the following challenges: Simon Says Stamp “Anything Goes” and Time Out #65 with – in my interpretation – a fall theme. I specifically used fall colors for my card, when blossoms and leaves turn to darker, more saturated shades.
I’ve listed the products used for this project below. If possible, I link to Seven Hills Crafts for all European Crafters. Alternative shopping outlets linked to are Amazon US and Simon Says Stamp. Click here to learn more about which companies I am affiliated with.