Hi, if you have followed my blog for any length of time you know that I love trying to get value for money from any product I buy which means I create a lot of cards using the one set. I also like to tweak my designs and often times change only a few features. Today’s cards are two examples of this. I’ve used the same design, however, I have played around with the colours.
For the first card, I coloured the mermaid using the new Stampin’ Blends (which will be available on November 1, 2017 – yay!). I cut her out and put her aside. I stamped the seaweed along the base of the card using Old Olive ink. I sponged the rest of the background with Soft Sky. Don’t worry if the background is a little splotchy in places, I think this adds a bit of visual interest. I then painted the seaweed with more Old Olive ink. The ink will react with the water so be careful not to use too much water. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using a stitched circle die. I then assembled the card and added a few rhinestones to finish off the card.
Here’s the card…
So for my second card, you’ll notice the overall design is the same, however, there are a number of differences. Never be afraid to remake a card changing only a few elements. It’s a great way to see what works. In this example, I’ve changed the colour scheme. I’ve popped up the mermaid. I’ve stamped the sentiment in a larger circle which gave me the opportunity to add the starfish element. I added some more bling but this time I made it match the colour scheme (and you are going to LOVE the Stampin’ Blends as I used these to colour the rhinestones).
Here’s the card…
I hope posts like these encourage you to try different things when creating with your stamps. I really want you to get true value from all of your supplies…and I think it is fun trying out different variations.
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to them both.