Supplies: Stamps: Detours, Birthday Basics Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose, Dark Chocolate, Orangerie, Real Red Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose, Kraft, White, Dark Chocolate Accessories, etc.: Ribbon, Labels die, rhinestone
Monday, April 20, 2009
Two Ten Minutes Cards
I've been meaning to make my own stamped patterned paper for a while. When I picked up this Detours stamp set, I knew the flowers and leaves would work quite nicely for exactly that. First I needed a bit of inspiration for colour selection. Since these are October Afternoon stamps, I checked out papers from the coordinating line. I found one I liked, then decided on six colours- Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Real Red, Cool Caribbean, Dark Chocolate, and Orangerie, that matched best. Next I just started stamping. One thing to remember when making stamped backgrounds with several images- start with your largest images first! That way you always have room for them and you can squeeze the smaller images in wherever. I tried this colour combo on white cardstock first. I loved how it turned out, but I wanted to try it on something besides white. I decided on kraft. I was delighted when the colours came out almost as vibrantly as they had on the white.