Hello again, It's Jen here and I'm back to share my latest card design with you all.
The Spring Collection has recently been released and its gorgeous as always. I fell in love with the Tulip 4x6 Stamp Set – LDRS Creative as soon as I saw it.
The tulip image is stunning but for some reason I was drawn to the butterfly stamp in this set and felt it was the perfect size for a pirouette style square card.
I started by taking some heavy white card stock cut to 4 1/4 inches x 4 1/4 inches. I placed the master template and the spiral template from the Pirouette Pattern Templates – LDRS Creative in my stamp positioner and added the butterfly stamp at an angle. I stamped it in a pale coloured ink and rotated it as per the instructions until I had a complete circle of butterflies. Next I added the tiny heart stamp from Campfire Friends - Pocket Pals 4x6 Stamps – LDRS Creative and stamped in a pale coloured ink inbetween each butterfly to create a fun pattern.
Next I took 8 different coloured cardstock scraps from my craft stash in rainbow order. I stamped the butterfly again in Watermark Emboss Pad – LDRS Creative, sprinked on some white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat gun.
I used the cordinating dies from the Tulip die set and Campfire Friends - Pocket Pals Coordinating Dies – LDRS Creative to cut out the butterflies and some hearts from grey cardstock.
I used the card front that I'd stamped earlier in the light coloured ink as a guide. I added foam tape to the butterfiles and placed them on top of the stamped images in rainbow order. I added the grey hearts over the stamped heart images for some added interest. However I adhered these flat for some added dimension.
For the sentiment I used the large "Amazing" word stamp from Dahlia 4x6 Stamps – LDRS Creative and the small banner from Homegrown With Love Stamps – LDRS Creative and stamped them in Raven – LDRS Creative ink. Then cut them out using their coordinating dies Dahlia Coordinating Dies – LDRS Creative and Homegrown With Love Die Set – LDRS Creative. After popping the sentiments up on some foam tape, I added them to the front of the card.
To create more dimension I glued some fun foam to the back of the card front and layered it onto more white card stock measuring 4 1/2 inches square and matted that onto a 4 3/4 inch grey card base.
As a final touch I added to tiny silver pearls to the small sentiment for a little sparkle!!
So there you go, you dont always need to use the main image of a stamp set as the focus of your card. The smaller images can be just as beautiful used on their own.
I'll catch you all again soon!