June 2, 2013

Many Thanks!

Helloooo! This is Gayatri here today. How are you doing? Hope you are all enjoying your summer. I am in the southern hemisphere and it is winter here for me. Past few days have been nice sunny yet freezing cold during the morning and evening. At least it is not raining. That will make life miserable.

Anyway, I am here to share my card with you. As much as I like using a stamp set to stamp my focal image and sentiment, I LOVE combining stamp sets.  Especially if I can use a holiday stamp set for a non holiday project. This is what I have done with my card below.

While shopping around last week, I was drawn towards a cushion which had bold black stripes with a big colourful flower on one side. Among a huge pile of cushions, this one caught my eye. I wanted to try it on my project. All I wanted was a long striped stamp. I found it on a holiday stamp set called Holiday Foundations.

Holiday Foundations
Holiday Foundations Stamp Set

I used the thin long stripe stamp and stamped using Archival jet black ink at an angle on the card front. I did not want to cover the entire card front because I like white space and it is perfect to stamp the sentiment.

For the flower and leaves, I chose the flower from a Sympathy Stamp set called Hope Blooms.

Hope Blooms
Hope Blooms Stamp Set

This flower has the modern look I am after. Instead of stamping the flower and leaves on white cardstock and colouring, I stamped them on coloured cardstock and cut them out. This give a clean, minimalist modern feel to the card. I cut the center part of a second flower and layered it.

Finally for the sentiment, I wanted a sentiment with bold font. I found it in Many Thanks Stamp Set.

Many Thanks

This is a clean simple bold card. I love to combine different stamps from different sets to make a card. Hope you liked my design process and next time something catches your eye while shopping, take a photo using your phone. Try and make a card using your inspiration:)

Thanks for stopping by!


kateri said...

I love this card. I love the colors and the way you placed the lines at a slant. This card set is on my wish list, so automatically I was drawn to your card. And your idea of stamping it on a colored paper was something I had never thought of. Great card.

Indy's Designs said...

Love the diagonal stripes, the colors, and the use of several different stamps!

Unknown said...

Striking card! LOVE the modern look of it. I often stamp onto coloured card. Makes sense to me, it cut's out a lot of colouring. xx

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Mary-Anne V said...

Great card...love the bold black lines and stunning flower. I also have been paying attention to thing while shopping. Lots of inspiration to be found out there.