Anyway, the cards I'm going to share with you today were created using Kitchen Sink Stamps and HELLO!, just the name of the company alone makes you want to use these things! They were the sponsors for Card Positioning Systems blog when we did Sketch #73 and can I tell you, I quickly feel in love with them. The set I picked to work with includes some Hibiscus flowers and some words or phrases. The deal on these stamps is that they are 3-step. You are going to stamp what looks like one flower but with three different layers. WOWIE, does that ever make the flower come to life. (their images don't just include flowers with this same process) The hardest part is to figure out what stamp pads you have that will work for the three shades, one needing to be very light, the last needing to be rather strong. I just played for awhile to find out what pads were going to work well. I actually ended up using stamp pads from different companies and with different kinds of inks but they still worked together. Another interesting note is that after you have finished stamping and you image sits for awhile, the colors seem to melt together.
For this card, I stamped the flower and the two sizes of leaves and then I created a mask of the flower so that it would be covered and I stamped the words over that. A mask in this case, makes the flower then look like it is sitting on top of the words when in reality I stamped that first.
For this card, I found these amazing papers just sitting on my desk as scraps from other projects and they were just the perfect colors for bringing out the single stamped flower. The card base is a printed vellum. It has a second white cardstock card inside of that for added sturdiness.
On this card, I stamped my flower and leaf and then cut them out. My background is created with random stampings of the smaller flower in the set and then my cut out pieces were added with foam tape. I love the dimension that is added when some pieces are placed on the card with the foam tape.
Thank You for Visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)
DEAR FRIEND card - Materials:
Rubber stamps courtesy of KITCHEN SINK STAMPS
3 step Hibiscus set
Stamp pads – Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk/Clearsnap
Cuttlebug embossing plate – Provo Craft
HIBISCUS FLOWER card - Materials:
Patterned paper – Scriptease Screen Prints/Hambly Studios and Scenic Route
Three step flower stamp – Kitchen Sink stamps
Stamp pads – Ancient Page/Clearsnap
Rhinestones – Mark Richards