This collection is full of fun elements for cards and projects celebrating the art of the handmade – my mind first went to handmade quilts and gifts! But I also saw possibilities for other creative uses for this collection, so I decided to start with a couple cards that use these products for perhaps a different use than they were originally intended!
To start off, when I saw this sentiment from #Handmade stamps, my mind immediately thought of a very good friend of mine that is an ASL interpreter. So I had to make a card for her!
I stamped the sentiment, and layered some of the images from the same stamp set (as well as a flower from Sew Tiny Sentiments stamp set. I also added some chevron border elements using Shapeabilities Sew Sweet Trims die set, and used this same die set to die cut a kraft border to tuck under the edges of the front stamped white panel.
I wrapped some hemp twine around that panel, added some white gel pen accents, and then mounted that on a cream colored cardbase.
And then, of course, the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the fabulous hand die from Shapeabilities From Heart and Hand die set was a hand waving hello!
I did some ink smooshing in green and aqua inks for my background, also adding some white paint splatters. Once that dried, I added some washi tape along the bottom, and some letter stickers to build my sentiment!
And to make it more fun and interactive, I used a mini Action Wobble to attach the hand – so that it can ACTUALLY wave!
Thanks to the Action Wobble, do you see how it pops out at you from the card as well?
So there you go! Do you like stretching your stamps and dies to find more creative uses for them? I love to find unique ways to use things that I already have!
Which one is your favorite? Would you make a card like this?
Card #1: Neenah Cardstock – Solar White 110lb and Desert Storm 100lb; Simon Says Stamp Cardstocks – Cream, Green Leaf, and Burnt Orange; Simon Says Stamp Ink: Melon and Burnt Orange; Black Ink – Versafine Onyx Black; Twine – Hemptique; Miscellaneous – Foam adhesive, glue pen, white gel pen
Card #2: Neenah Cardstock: Solar White 110lb; Reverse Confetti Cardstock: Lime Green 100lb; Catherine Pooler Inks – Aquatini and Lime Rickey; Letter Stickers – Pinkfresh Studio Live More Puffy Copper Foiled Alphabet Stickers; Miscellaneous – Mini Action Wobble, Washi Tape, White paint