Hope you all have been enjoying this beautiful weather we’ve been having. Today, I have a fun post to share with you today all about two of my all-time favorite stamp sets by My Favorite Things. Seriously guys, I have only had these stamps for a matter of weeks and can not make a card without them close by!
The two stamps I have been obsessed with are the Modern Blooms and Buildable Blooms stamps that were released in April and May, respectively. If you have not purchased these sets yet, I am sure you will by the end of this post...hint hint.
To prove to you just how awesome (& versatile!) these stamps are I have 6 card project ideas to share with you using them. Trust me, I did not just make all of these for this post, I have be consistently reaching for these stamps every time I craft!
Let’s get started:
Here is an overview of all of the card projects I have made so far using these sets. Some of them I used the Modern Blooms individually and some the Buildable Blooms individually, however, most of them I used a variety of the flower stamps from both sets to create my design.
Beyond Happy for You Card: This is the most recent card that I made using the Modern Blooms set. This card was made solely with the flower and leaves stamps from this set. The idea for this card started with the “you” die-cuts. I dug out the My Favorite Things “Bright Lights Alphabet” die-set and cut out my word out of some green cardstock. I added them to an off-white piece of cardstock and stamped “Beyond Happy for…” above it in brown ink. I also added a frame around the piece with the “Stitched Rectangle Frames” also from MFT. Lastly, I added the flowers. I stamped the flowers onto solid colored pieces of patterned paper with a coordinating ink. I thought this would be a neat way to change up the normal white cardstock you would use to stamp images on and add a little bit more color to the card. I love the result and the contrast that is achieved by adding the finished piece to a woodgrain patterned paper.
I’m Here for You Card: I used pretty much the same process for this card, however I mixed some of the flowers from both sets together to create this card. Also, I used the Hero Arts Ombré Inks ink in Pink, Peach, and Purple to stamp my flowers. I love the new colors of Ombré Inks that were just released...swoon! I added in three leaves from the Modern Blooms set and adhered all of my pieces to another frame die-cut from the same stitched frames set. You can’t tell from the picture, but I stamped the blue background paper with the “Simply Circles Background” stamp by MFT. You can see the pattern on the green happy card above it.
It’s a Good Day to Be Happy Card: On this card I decided to try out the Inlaid Die-cutting technique that seems to be really popular amongst cardmakers these days. I started by stamping my three flowers and stems onto a piece of white cardstock that I die-cut using the “Cross-Stitched Rectangle STAX” from MFT with a variety of Avery Elle Pigment Inks. Then, I die-cut the word happy out of the piece using the “Happy Duo” die also from MFT. I was left with two pieces that “fit” together with “happy” die-cut in the middle. I die-cut another happy piece from gray cardstock and added it in like puzzle piece to complete the inlaid die-cut effect. Make sure to save the little letter inside pieces when you are die-cutting the happy out of your stamped piece. You will use them to add back into the holes of your new diecut piece. It looks really cool in the end. You can see more of this card in my vlog here.
Beauty Square Card: I wanted to create a square card since I hadn’t made one in a while. I also decided to use the same card design from above, but change up the stitched frame shape. This time, I reached for the “Circle Stitched Frames” instead. I added a piece of off-white cardstock behind it and added a sentiment from the “Whimsical Wishes” set from MFT. For the flowers, I used the Buildable Blooms set solely with a variety of Avery Elle Pigment Inks. I have clearly fallen back in love with the crisp and vibrant stamped image you can get with these inks. Plus, they have so many gorgeous colors in their collection now. For the background, I used the “Simply Circles Background” again on some green cardstock with a coordinating ink (Limelight Hybrid Ink by MFT, if you are wondering).
Woodgrain Ombré Ink Card: I wanted to include this in my post since I did use the Modern Blooms set, however, I already have a full post about this card. You can view that post here.
Glitter Happy Card: I shared a video on Tuesday where I created two card with a very similar design to this one. However, for this card, I decided to use glitter paper to create my “happy” die-cut instead of goil foil like I did before. I mixed flowers from both sets to create these images and used my pigment inks again. I also used a variety of stitched rectangles that I found in my Blueprints die-sets from MFT. These sets always have some sort of card layer base that are perfect for quick & easy card creation. You can see some basic instructions for cards similar to this one here.
Phew! I think you should receive a medal for reading to the end of this post...it was a doozy. I am thinking of turning this post into a video so I can explain the specific products a little more and my process for creating the projects...what do you think?
Let me know which card is your favorite in the comments section below. Also, tell me how much you love these stamps!
As always, thank you so much for reading.