One Stamp, Three Ways

Did you enjoy World Card Making Day?  Were you able to create any cards?  Today I’m going to share with you the cards that were created during my online world card making event that occurred Saturday night,featuring “One Stamp, Three Ways” lesson to show you more ways to make the most of the one stamp set in your stash!

This is how “One Stamp, Three Ways” works:  All of today’s projects are using the same stamp set to create a unique, clean and simple card.  Today, we’re using Pleasant Poppies Stamp Set.

Pleasant Poppies

the “One Stamp, Three Ways” Challenge is all about stretching your imagination and coming up with new and creative ways to use a stamp.  So many of my favorite clean and simple cards feature creative ways to use stamps.  And “One Stamp, Three Ways” is the perfect way to stretch ourselves and start thinking outside the box to come up with a new way to use a familiar stamp.

Turn It On Its Side

For my card, I thought it would be fun to turn the flowers on their side. You wouldn’t necessarily think to do that since the stems of the flowers would indicate that the flowers need to be right side up. But hey! We’re getting creative! 🙂

After I decided to turn the flowers on their sides, I saw that there was the most perfect little spot to tuck a sentiment between the stems…

 Pleasant Poppies, blendabilities


Tips & Tricks to Note

  • When using Blendabilites to add color to a single-layer card, be sure to stamp your images using a water-based dye ink (such as Memento) that won’t bleed when mixed with the alcohol ink from your Blendabilities.

A Pop of Color

For the second card I created a pop of colour by adding colour to only one section of the stamped image. So cute! I also love how the little tag is attached to the one flower that’s coloured! I also like Stampin’ Write markers for this technique, since they don’t bleed through the card on one layer cards.

Pleasant Poppies

Tips & Tricks to Note

  • The colour from Stampin’ Write markers is perfect for emboss resisting techniques. You can easily wipe the colour from embossed areas using a tissue.
  • Take care not to excessively blend or “over work” your paper when coloring with water-based markers. Unlike alcohol ink (Blendabilities), water-based ink will pill the surface of your cardstock if applied too heavily.

Step It Up

This card I created a very simple card with a colourful background and the flowers embossed in white. Don’t you love how the colorful background really make the white flowers stand out? Gorgeous!

Pleasant Poppies, Lots of Thanks

Get out those sketchbooks! And take a stamp and brainstorm three different ways you can use it. Then, create one card using one of the ideas. See what you can come up with! Really stretch your stamp supplies and get more use out of those stamps!

My “One Stamp, Three Ways” lesson will be an ongoing feature so check back each month and see what we’re creating.


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