Trying Out New Stamps – Gently Falling

Not that I need new stamps (with the number that I have in my craft area) but this set has been on my wishlist for a long time.  Hmmm, that would be an interesting survey to conduct – how many stamp sets do I own and how many have I actually used.  I probably don’t want know!  🙂  However, challenging myself to use the unused stamps in my collection would be a good goal  – I’ll have to think about this.  I may revisit this in a later post though if the number of stamps in my collection is crazy high, I may not want admit to it.  Anyways, I digress…

I struggled with the sketch in yesterday’s post so I decided to look for another one to try.  I chose this week’s Splitcoast Card Sketch 406.

It was much easier for me to create a card using this sketch.  I don’t think that I do well with cluttered sketches – though it is good to push oneself outside of their comfort zone.  Here is my card for SC406:

I stamped the solid leaves using the rock n’ roll technique – first I inked them using More Mustard and then rolled the stamp around on its edges on the Cajun Craze.  Just before stamping them on the paper, I gave them a light mist of water and followed this with the outline stamps in Early Espresso.  What a great stamp set this is!  I didn’t bother lining up the images with my stamp-a-ma-jig this time – a first for me!  It works in this case, I think that having them slightly offset adds to the overall effect.

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • Stamps: Gently Falling, Blooming with Kindness
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Orchard Harvest DSP
  • Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso

Thanks for stopping by!


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