Helo crafty friends!
It’s Kelly back with another installment of one stamp 3 ways.
Except this time I made four. I hope you don’t mind 🙂
This month all of us lucky ducks here at ABNH are using the gorgeous March Kit from Gossamer Blue. Talk about a generous company with fabulous product!
This time around we are going to be exploring the many ways to use Hero Arts stamp Tall Flowers.
I loved this stamp from the moment I saw it. I’m sure you’re shocked. Me? Flowers? Ha!
First up, I used the flowers to create a border.
That beautiful wood paper from the kit reminded me of a fence. I thought the flowers would make the perfect border to go on top of it. I stamped the flowers directly onto the wood patter paper then trimmed around the flowers to create an interesting line.
For the flowers I colored a piece of white paper with distress inks, stamped the flowers on top and trimmed them out too. A couple of pattern paper leaves and a healthy dose of stickles seal the deal 🙂
If a whole border is too much for you just use part of it as your focal point. I stamped the flowers on patterned paper then trimmed them out. this particular section is all connected so it was easy. I did a little shading with my distress ink before adhering them to the card. I added the black strip to anchor my flowers. We don’t want them just floating there now do we? Some neutral colored chevron paper from the kit adds interest without stealing the show. More stickles.
For this last one I wanted to use the flowers and leaves in a different way. Just because your stamp is put together to create a certain look doesn’t mean you have to use them that way. I stamped the flowers on some pretty pink heart paper included in the kit and cut them out. Drawing the stems with a ruler then adding some leaves makes three adorable little flowers that can stand alone. Don’t forget the stickles.
This last one isn’t about the flowers at all. It’s all stems baby. I stamped the stems on several different papers included in the kit. After I trimmed them out I put them back together like a puzzle. It creates a super interesting panel on papers without being overwhelming. Three little flowers anchor the sentiment and of course they are covered in stickles. I have a serious problem.
Hopefully you were inspired and maybe you’d like to take your paper piecing inspiration over to our current challenge. I’m just saying, there’s a pretty fabulous prize 🙂
You know we can’t wait to see your gorgeous creations!