Sunday, 7 September 2014

Bauble/Fairy Light Stamp = Flower/Poinsettia Stamp

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Hey!

I'm stopping by today to share with you the results of a stamping adventure with Simon Says Stamp in aid of Stamptember®. Yup, forget September, it's all about Stamptember® - having fun stamping the month away with Simon Says Stamp goodies, competitions, inspiration and much more!

Simon Says Stamp were extremely sweet and sent me this fabulous Ornaments stamp set to play with and I can confidently say that it's confirmed my Christmas card design this year (yup, gonna have to mass produce a couple of designs this year seeing as we have a wedding to plan for in January - more on that later...!)

But you know me. I like to see just how far I can stretch a set and this Ornaments set has oodles of value. Peeps might see a little bauble/fairly light stamp in this set, but I saw a poinsettia/petal stamp and by simply rotating the stamp through 360 degrees I'd created this flower. Add some pearls to the centre et voila! a poinsettia. :)

All it need then was a lovely sentiment from the set and a card base. I was going to reach for my dark green cardstock - it's a natural reaction when I'm Christmas crafting - but then my eye turned to the gorgeous Tropical Teal cardstock and the rest was history. I love how bright and fun the colour combo is for the festive season. To add more interest to that gorgeous-coloured card base I used my Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil with gold Sparkle Medium. :)

tips and tricks
  • To use this set to create a generic flower simply change the centre to one large gem/brad.
  • Due to the repetition of the stamping, the ink layers as you stamp over pre-stamped petals which gives the effect of an additional layer of petals. 
  • It's much easier to stamp and then die-cut the circle than to try and precisely stamp the flower in the centre of a circle. :) 

So there you have it. A bauble/fairy light transforms into a flower/poinsettia stamp in six easy stamps!

Right, must dash. I know I say that all the time but my guy and I have made the crazy decision to get married sooner rather than later - we have a wedding to plan for January and all I've purchased so far are my shoes! We have have lots lot lists to make...good job my guy loves planning and organising LOL!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and be sure to pop across the Simon Says Stamp for the rest of the Stamptember® shenanigans!

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5 comments:

Lynn said...

Love your card Aimes...true Aimes style. And so happy for you and Chris that you've set the date! xoxo

Gerdine said...

Great card! Love the gold dots background! Congrats on your wedding lams!

Gerdine said...

Oops, wedding plans!

sandie said...

I love you saw a poinsettia in this stamp! Creativity blooms hon! And how fab you are getting married in Jan, I am so excited for you. And if you have the shoes.....you have made the hardest decision..the rest will be a breeze!!

Lucy Abrams said...

Such a pretty card Aimes. You are so creative. Hope you got lots planned today. :)

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