I really need to do this more often… hold a class (or just challenge myself) to create a set of cards using each of the stamps in a stamp set. When I did this for my All Occasions card class focusing on Button Buddies, I was stumped on one or two stamp sets but loved the challenge of trying to do something different with each of the images (especially with trying to not do a Halloween or Thanksgiving card using the pumpkin stamp!)
This was the card most people picked as their favorite from the class:
I had fun with the bright colors and I pulled out the Striped Organdy ribbon from the spring catalog to add a little extra in the middle.
And then there was the pumpkin card… I was a bit stuck on fall and Thanksgiving and so I kept it in theme and made it a thank you card!
We colored in the pumpkin image with markers and then stamped 3 times without reinking. So:
- Color your image and stamp the center pumpkin
- Immediately stamp the pumpkin to the left of your center pumpkin
- Immediately stamp the pumpkin to the right of your center pumpkin
- Clean the stamp
That gives you the stamped images but slightly faded for the main image. Then add a matching button and you get that extra pop!
So if you decide to go for the stamp set…. don’t forget to grab the matching buttons too! They are even 40% off!
Stampin’ Up! Supples Used
Stamps – Button Buddies, Delightful Dozen
Paper – Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Early Espresso, River Rock, Crumb Cake
Ink – Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals, Tangerine Tango marker, Gumball Green marker
Accessories – 1 3/4” Scallop Circle punch, Brights Designer Buttons, Glue Dots, Old Olive Striped organdy ribbon