Good morning! Last week I received a lot of emails, questions and comments regarding the Picnic Blanket Fresh Vintage Card in this post. Several wanted to know what stamp image was used to make the picnic blanket ‘lattice background’.
The background was created with a combination of two images from the fresh vintage stamp set. Today I’m sharing a few CAS (Clean and Simple), quick and easy cards made with the exclusive Sale-A-Bration stamp set to help clear this up!This was the first card I made using the long, narrow stamp… the longest bar on the right shows almost the complete length of the stamped image. Looking at the card right now, I’m thinking birthday candles?? LOL, I wasn’t that thrilled with it, so kept on playing around…Next, I created this angled/stamped card prototype…. the overlapping areas are less evident, and the lines are a little curved.
Which you can see better in this view which inspired me to strive for a prettier blanket card…But I still wasn’t thrilled with the results, and gave it another whirl…And created this blanket or throw along the edge of the get well card above. I wasn’t too happy with the overlapping sections and didn’t want to break out my stamp-ma-jig tool for precision placement, although it would have helped! I also thought it was still a bit too plain, so tried one last time.The stamped floral images were placed mostly where the lattice bars overlapped, which disguised those intersections quite well!
My studio stamping is often an exercise in creativity…. and pure playtime with no impending deadlines as I leisurely experiment with a new image or punch… turning sideways, upside down or cutting away part of it. New products are a good reason to play!
LOL when there’s a deadline I kick into high gear and sometimes that’s not pretty! My DH is always amazed at the way I work with deadlines and move to a higher plane of functionality. It’s all good, LOL.
When using stamp sets in a club or class, I like to show you other ways to use it… and often make/share several samples and styles for that stamp set to show it’s versatility.
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing another new catalog sneak peek for the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge. I hope you’ll stop by to say hello!