Cardmaker Stamps Inspiration with Cheryl Espie
Hello, crafty friends! This is Cheryl Espie, I am thrilled to be a guest designer on the Spellbinders blog to celebrate the release of the latest stamps and dies for the Cardmaker Series.
Today, I am sharing 3 projects using stamps from this brand-new release to help you get inspired. I created many cards from this release but for this post, I am going to showcase three of the sets.
A Day in the Park
I can not tell you how proud I am of my coloring for this beautiful park scene! I visioned the park during the day and at dusk…so I colored them that way. I used the whole stamp and created square cards but I do not believe you have to do this. I think stamping half the scene or ¾ would look really effective on an A2 card base.
I used so many Copic markers, adding color here and there and trying to make shadows that I cannot list them as I just don’t remember.
As you can see, the scene is the same but just changing up some colors, gives a different effect. To achieve the different sky backgrounds, I stamped the image on some masking paper and fussy cut the skyline. I then used Distress Oxides primarily in blue for the daytime effect, then added some lemon into the blue to give a sunset effect.
How cute are these guys?? I think they are adorable! I got my Distress Oxides out again to do the sky. This time though, I wanted to demonstrate the different ways you can use a stamp set along with your die or stencil stash.
On one of the cards, I die cut right through the center of the finished image with a rectangle die from my stash…Gulp! I then popped up the panel to give some dimension.
I think this stamp set is FABULOUS! I have a very best friend who I have known for many years. I thought of her and me when I designed these cards. I’m a blonde, and she is a brunette so it made sense to me to color hair to reflect that, so I made two cards.
Simple Copic coloring here, but I did frame them both with some hot foiling just to give that extra pow!
Well, friends, thank you for stopping by. Take care and I hope to see you again soon!