The Skully Flowers stamp is a MUST HAVE in your collection! It can be used as a focal image - like I did on my card - or part of a scenery. You could also stamp it in a line to create a fun border. But check this out...ink up only the grass parts for an all-purpose grass or flower image! Using stamps for more than they were meant for gives you extra bang for your buck. I love using stamps like that.
I was super excited to play with my new Color Bursts from Ken Oliver Crafts. It was so easy to created a bright yellow and orange watercolor background for my Halloween card. After the watercolor panel was completely dry, I diecut and trimmed a scalloped frame.
I stamped in black and clear heat embossed for added texture and shine. The sentiment stamp actually says "Witching You A Very Happy Halloween" - but I only inked up the “Happy Halloween” portion. Yet again, another way to get more bang for my buck using 1 stamp. I embellished with a few diecut glitter stars, orange rhinestones and a wrap of black twine.
Here's a card I dug up from last year.
See how I used the same 2 stamps in a completely different way. The Witching You (text) sentiment is stamped repeatedly to create a fun background pattern. The Skully Flowers image is stamped across the bottom of the orange panel, creating a fun tone-on-tone background scene. Super easy! No patterned paper needed for this card. (Click HERE to see last years blog post.)
(S)hop on over to the Eat Cake Graphics website and check out all the fantastic stamps. Oh my gosh...I want them ALL! And don't forget to visit the "A Sprinkling of Samples and Techniques" blog for TONS of inspiration.
Eat Cake Graphics Stamps - Skully Flowers, Witching You (text)
Ken Oliver Crafts Color Bursts - Orange and Lemon Yellow
Ranger Watercolor Cardstock
Avery Elle Scalloped Frames Dies
MFT Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX
Graphic45 6x6 Paper Pad An Eerie Tale
Silver Glitter Cardstock
Black Pigment Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
A Muse Studio Orange Twinkle Stickers
Stars Die (?)
Foam Adhesive Tape
Heat Embossing Tool