Hey there, Daniel West, here, with my first blog post for LDRS Creative. What a great time to join the LDRS Creative team with so many new goodies arriving. The clean lines and colorable images make me smile.
If you like to get more out of your crafty investments, read on! I enjoy staring at my supplies and thinking up unique ways to use them. After having played with them as intended, I find satisfaction in getting more than I should out of my stamps and dies. Ha!
Today, I want to share an imaginative use of the Wave Ribbons Stack Coordinating Die together with the Never Stop Dreaming stamp set from January 2022. Last month, I created a card for an Instagram post featuring the same products, but this time, I've switch up their order.
This card takes a little patience, but it pays off! To begin, I ink blended several colors from yellow to violet over a panel of white cardstock. Then, I die cut the panel out with the Wave Ribbons Stack Coordinating Die. Next, I cut out a piece of white cardstock with the same die to use as a guide for adhering the colored pieces to the front of a card panel I had trimmed down 3/8ths of an inch on all sides.
After that, I taped the guide to the front of my card and glued the colored ribbon pieces to the front with liquid adhesive. Then, I stamped the little girl with a telescope and the star images with LDRS Hybrid Ink and colored them in with Copic markers. Next, I dotted in some stars on the Wave Ribbon sky with a white gel pen. After that, I die cut the girl and star out with the Never Stop Dreaming coordinating dies and popped them up on the front of the card with foam tape.
Next, I stamped a sentiment out on some black cardstock with embossing ink and melted white embossing powder over it with a heat tool. Finally, I popped up the panel onto the front of an A2 sized card base with foam tape!
I encourage you to stare at your supplies a little longer and imagine how else they could serve beyond their intended use. You'll get more out of your stash and have fun doing it!
I hope you've enjoyed this time we've spent together. Thank you for joining me and have a wonderful rest of the weekend.