Tuesday, October 4, 2016

STAMPlorations inspiration #99

I was in the mood for a floral card. So I pulled out a favorite technique and a gorgeous little stamp set for today's Inspiration Post over at STAMPlorations.

Here's the set.
Christmas Flower
And the technique is pretty simple. Take a fairly symmetric stamp and use the back and front sides of it to stamp! It's hard to do this card justice in a photo due to the light pink and the shiny Delicata gold...

I used my latest crush - Altenew mini ink pads in Frosted Pink and little touches of Coral Berry in the center - to ink up the reverse of the poinsettia stamp and stamp it randomly on my card front. Then I flipped the stamp over and stamped over the pink solid images with the gold outline image. It doesn't line up perfectly, but that's part of the beauty. I hope you can see it better in this closeup.

A CUTplorations Joyeux Noel cut from gold foil CS finished off this nearly-one-layer card. See what my teamies made this week over at the STAMPlorations blog and don't forget to comment for a chance to win!


  1. Such a charming card! The combination of the pink and gold looks gorgeous!!

  2. Stunning, I'm going to have to try this technique!

  3. Oh my, Maria, this is very stunning! Now I have to look at my stamps in a whole new way to try this technique. Fabulous work!

  4. WOW! The unusual card and very inspiring use of the stamp. I love the gold embossing on the card, it is delicately highlighted by the background colors

  5. Gorgeous! I'm developing a crush on the same two inks...they work beautifully together, as you've made abundantly clear here! The addition of gold...swoon, swoon, swoon!

  6. stunning card, the background is very impressive

  7. LOVE this design with the soft pinks and gold. GORGEOUS! And I love the technique you've used. Will have to give that a try. You always inspire me!! xx

  8. Love the pastel shading.
    the gold sentiment is
    thanks for sharing.


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