Marigold Moments and #simplestamping and #simplestapmpingsteppedup
March 03, 2023
Today was my first day using the Marigold Moments stamp set. I may have fallen in love! The best thing, I think, is that it doesn't have to be a marigold. It can invent itself to become many various flowers. I'm using the Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes. In my opinion, this is the best bargain in the catalog. You get 20 cards with envelopes sized 3 1/2 x 5 for $7 here in the USA. My first card is only stamps and ink. It's great for a beginner or someone still building their stash. It's also great if you want a beautiful card!
First stamp the detailed stamp in Gorgeous Grape. Notice the lay of the stamp on my sample. There's a lean to it. Now ink up the large solid stamp in Highland Heather. First stamp on a piece of scrap paper. I used my Grid Paper for that. Stamp over the first detailed stamp. Use the fact that you can see through a photopolymer stamp. I tried to line up the top right flower and the lower left flower. That brings it all in place.
For the leaves I used Evening Evergreen. Ink the stamp, stamp on scrap paper, then line up the stamp. The stems attach to the large center flower. The leaves to the side can brush against the flower. It it overlaps, that's ok too.
Stamp the words from the stamp set in Evening Evergreen. You are done!
To step up the card a little, I brought in the By the Bay Designer Series Paper. Cut the wood print to 3 1/2 x 5. Glue it to the card front. Stamp the flower directly on the designer paper just as on the first card. Stamp the stem and leaves in the same way as well.
I added a bow to the card just under the flower with a glue dot. Use the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon. I tied a piece of Linen Thread around the bow and tied that into a bow.
Stamp the saying, this time in Gorgeous Grape.
Add some embellishment from the Glossy Dots Assortment.
Here are the two cards together. So pretty!
The insides of the cards are the same. Stamp the single flower in the same way with the detailed stamp in Gorgeous Grape and the solid stamp in stamped off Highland Heather.
Want to make the cards stepped up even more? Decorate the envelopes!
Here I stamped the large flower stamp from one end of the flap (open flap and add some sticky notes at the fold to cover) and then I stamped again from the other end. Start with the details and then add the solid. For the other card, stamp the small single flower on the front of the envelope in the lower left corner.
Try different colors to see just what you can make. My next to try will be Petal Pink and Polished Pink. What do you think? I'll post a picture if I get it done in time!
And here is Calypso Coral and Pale Papaya!
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