We’re getting even closer to the start date of the new online card class coming up called ‘Stretch Your Stamps’. There is going to be so many great examples of ways to get even more out of your stamps then just their intended use. Today I have a couple of cards that show a fresh new way to use the large flower image from the Hero Arts / Sizzix ‘Bold Pop’ Stamp & Die Combo set.
Thanks For Being A Friend
This first card uses the flower as the top part of a windmill diecut. I cut out the original windmill design (from Kerri Bradford), cut the top of it off and replaced it with the flower from the Bold Pop stamp set. I actually stamped and diecut two flowers and adhered them together with foam adhesive for added dimension.
You Are My Sunshine
For my second card, I stamped the flower image with pink mid tone shadow ink onto a lighter pink cardstock. I then cut around the edges to make it into a circle. Once I finished that, I cut it in half and adhered it to green cardstock. I cut the green cardstock so it was just a thin border around the outside edge and my watermelon was born! 🙂
I cut out a bite mark and also added black seeds to finish it off.
I hope these two cards inspire you to look at your stamps in new ways. Who knew a flower could be a windmill and a watermelon?!? 🙂
Thanks For Being A Friend Card
You Are My Sunshine Card