I know I've mentioned this before, but for the last several months I've been working on unmounting my SU wood-mounted rubber stamp collection, so I've spent a lot of time looking at my older stamp sets and kinda getting reacquainted with them. There's a tendency to always want to play with the latest and greatest stamp stuff, but it's fun to go back to some older favorites, ya know? So I thought I might occasionally do a Friday Flashback post and share some projects. Not an every week thing, 'cause I still have a ridiculous number of things to do on my list, just when I feel like it. And today's stamp set is Petal Prints, which I still love and it totally deserved another chance in the spotlight.
How about a couple girly birthday cards? I used this week's color and sketch challenges on Splitcoast for these two cards. I'm gonna use my Friday Flashback cards to replenish my card stash.
I saw this sketch on someone's blog, I think it's this month's Sketch For You To Try. So I paired it with an older SCS color challenge for a cute little fall birthday card. The main image panel seemed a little bare so I added in the brad.
And here's a couple of thinking of you/sympathy cards, again with older color and sketch challenges from Splitcoast. I love the way the leaves look stamped in Sahara Sand on the same color cardstock.
So those are the cards I've done this week with Petal Prints. Let's open the vault and take a look at some older cards, shall we?
The left side of this card is done using the mulberry batik technique. I did this card in a couple different color combinations.
I like the pretty blue and pink color combo on this one. And the white swirls.
I used shimmery white cardstock on this one so it looked cuter IRL than it does in the picture.
And here's the last one from the vault. Kind of fun to see several different layouts and color combinations with the same stamp set, right?
Still, I felt like I needed some more pictures on this post, so I'll share some of the other things I've made recently.
I made a couple of name frames last month, and this one was totally inspired by a card I saw on this post on Renee's blog. I totally like how this one turned out.
I wanted to do more on this one but I ran out of time before I had to get out the door and give this to Emmaline's mommy. Not that I think it's bad or anything, just not quite as cute as it could have been. Ehh.
I made this for our nephew's second birthday. When I show Lee cards, he always checks out the inside, so I finally started putting something to look at on the inside:
I noticed that Sparkle stamps the same image on the inside of her cards without coloring it in, so I did that.
This was last week's Fall-To Layout, and this card was really easy to put together. Next time though I think I'd color in the sprinkles with colored pencils before sponging on the icing color so they'd show up better.
Another birthday card, this time for our brother-in-law. I need to play with that leaf stamp set some more too : )
And the inside, so Lee would have something to look at.
Now that I'm caught up on the birthday cards (for the moment, at any rate), I need to work on designing my Christmas cards. It's next up on my list : )
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