Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 7 - Graphics (a/b)
Topic: Online Class
I call this card 'A Flower in Parentheses'. For the class on day 7 we were using stamps called 'graphics'. These have solid areas and are usually geometric. I found a set in my collection that was all oversized punctuation marks and decided to use those.
I arranged two different sizes of parentheses facing each other on a clear block. Then I used straw ink to stamp a circle of them, overlapping as I went around. I came back with a third parentheses stamp, this one more open, and filled in the spaces.
I used sage ink with a set of quote marks to construct leaves and added some yellow-green to them by overstamping. I used the largest parenthesis to make a stem.
I gave all the petals and leaves a drop-shadow with black marker. Trimmed and bordered the panel in black and added it to a floral background. Colored a small daisy diecut with black marker and stuck to center.
Added a champagne rhinestone. Bordered a sentiment with black and popped up on foam tape.
Then I made a card I call 'A Mum in Quotes'.
I used a quotation mark stamp to create a mum on white cardstock, using two inks. I stamped a solid daisy in the center.
I used parenthesis, stretched straight, to stamp a stem and leaves. Then I trimmed and bordered the panel in green.
I wrapped the panel with blue twine and layered it on blue plaid background using foam tape.
I bordered and added a stamped sentiment with its left side on foam tape and the right side on the panel.
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