Friday, 5 October 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Card Sets

Hi Crafters,

The Global Stamping Friends are back with another inspiring Blog Hop.  This time we are showcasing card sets.  I can't wait to see what my fellow bloggers have created.

This theme came at the perfect time as my lovely Stampin' Up! friend Rhoda had challenged her team to create a set of cards using only one stamp set, two ink pads and Very Vanilla Notecards.  I chose to use the Southern Serenade Stamp Set as it has versatile images which are great for backgrounds, focal elements and greetings.

I made three cards for my set and decorated the envelopes to match using Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide ink.  

The card on the left was created using the large lace image, stamped multiple times and then cut apart to create a channel for the sentiment.  I stamped the floral image in Tranquil Tide to match and then fussy cut using Paper Snips.  

The background for the middle card was made using two pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped in each of the colours with the lace image and then cut into strips.  I created a woven effect with the strips to give a textured feel.  I stamped the sentiment and raised this up using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The card on the right was created using an inking technique that I've neglected for a long time.  I scrunched up a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and then ran the Powder Pink ink pad over it to give a distressed look.  The remainder of the card was simply stamped and cut.  

I hope this has inspired you to try the challenge too.  It really made me think about using all the images in the set and how I could make each card different.  Be sure to let me know if you give this a try.

To keep hopping, simply click the arrow below to head over to Tricia's blog for more inspiration.  

Happy crafting, 
Rachel x

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  1. Oh, I love the challenge idea of using the stamp set many ways! I also love your techniques! Need to give the crinkled paper one a whirl. Thank you!

  2. So beautiful! I love the last card!! TFTS

  3. A lovely set of cards with some great techniques. Thanks for sharing

  4. Lovely card set. I love the textures you have created for the backgrounds. :)