Hello everyone! Today I have a sweet little card showing how to pull your stamps from one theme and stretch them into anything you’d like. I’m using a couple of adorable stamp sets from Pawsome Stamps and new watercolors from LH Colors for my background!
I recently received this adorable bear set called Hoppy Easter from my crafty friend Katie. I just adore this bear and love all of the cute accessories in the set. However, it’s very Easter and I didn’t have a chance to use it in time but I hate to leave it sit a whole year. So I didn’t! I stamped that cute bear and his bowtie and colored them with my copic markers. Then, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I used liquid glue to adhere the bowtie in place and went searching for what I wanted to use as a grounding platform for my bear.
I landed on this awesome woodgrain textured cardstock from Birch Press Design that I cut into a strip that ended up being 4×1.5 inches. I inked the edges with a blending brush and some brown dye ink for added interest. Then for the background, I cut a piece of watercolor paper, spritzed it with water and embossed it with the Pink & Main Wide Stripes embossing folder. Using these stripes as a guide I watercolored the Mint Chip color from LH Colors on each strip and set it aside to dry.
I went looking in other Pawsome stamp sets to see what sentiments I had available that were not holiday and thought this miss you one was sweet from the Cup of Tea set. So, I stamped it on the woodgrain panel and also stamped the snail and bumblebee to fill in my design a little.
For assembly on my card today, I adhere the bear to the back of the woodgrain and added foam tape to that whole thing before adhering it to the watercolor panel. Then I added foam squares to the snail and bee and popped them in place. Finally I popped the whole panel up with foam tape on a white card base.
For finishing touches I wrapped twine around the top of the card and tied it in a bow. Then I added black glaze pen to the bear and snail eyes and glossy accents to the nose and shell. Last, but not least, I came in with a little unicorn Stickles on the bee wings and white gel pen highlights on the bear’s bowtie.
Remember to look at your stamps and see if they might be flexible in their use. This time I didn’t change anything with the images, just chose specific details like the bowtie, omitted any bunny ears and picked a new sentiment. Super simple but sometimes we forget and overlook something because it was originally intended for a specific theme or holiday.
Products used today:
Pawsome Stamps Hoppy Easter stamps and dies
Pawsome Stamps Cup of Tea stamps and dies
Pink & Main Wide Stripes embossing folder
Birch Press Design – woodgrain cardstock
LH Colors watercolor – mint chip
Thermoweb 3D foam tape and squares
Stickles – unicorn
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!