Today I’ve got a little trio of cards to share that features The Stamp Market Petal Patch stamp set. This is an older stamp set and one I’ve had in my stash for a while, but really hadn’t spent enough time with… until this past weekend. I’ve been playing with some new color combinations and was feeling pretty in love with one in particular, so I made not one, not two, but three cards with it!
To get started on my first card, I selected a few of the flowers and leaves from the stamp set until I had one for every color I wanted to incorporate. I used my stamping platform with a piece of craft foam under my white card panel to ensure that all of my images were crisp and clear. In case you’re interested, the palette of inks were Jade, Tropic Teal. Orchid and Curry from The Stamp Market, along with Royal Kiss, Stargazer and Rocky Slope from Pinkfresh Studio.
After I had enough stamping done to make my flower arrangement feel visually balanced, I moved on to the sentiment. This came from the Gorgeous Greetings stamp set, one of my favourites for everyday cards. I embossed Happy Birthday in white on Jade cardstock, then cut it out with the coordinating die.
Next, I cut a little vellum band that measured a little taller than the height of my sentiment, which I wrapped around the middle of my stamped card panel. I backed the Happy Birthday with skinny foam strips, attached it to the vellum band, and then mounted the stamped panel on my card base with foam tape. To finish it off, I added a few matte gold sequins for a touch of shine.
For the other 2 cards, I stamped out a whole bunch of flowers and leafy bits, which I then die cut with the coordinating Petal Patch dies. This gave me plenty of foliage to work with. I die cut a jumbo ‘Hi’ which became the focal point of card #2, and tucked some leaves and petals around the two letters.
Once the arrangement looked the way I wanted it to, I secured the foliage to my white card base and popped the Hi forward with foam tape. Just like the first card, I mounted the completed card panel to my white card base and added a few more gold sequins.
Card #3 was made with all of my remaining die cut leaves and flowers. To create some depth in the design, I cut a window in my white card panel using a nested oblong hexagon die. While I had my die cutting machine out, I also created my ‘thanks’ sentiment using gold cardstock and the Lots of Thanks Word Dies, as well as the Lots of thanks Stamp dies to create the deep purple shadow underneath.
With all of my die cutting done, I arranged my remaining leaves and flowers in the window pane, tucking some pieces behind and bringing others forward. I secured the sentiment with foam tape, then finished the card with some clear droplets.
And that, my friends, is it for today! I hope these cards have got you feeling inspired to create a few of your own, and thank you so much for stopping by!