Gift of Love Keeps Giving
July 01, 2016
Today I want to show you the variety of ways you can use the 'Gift of Love' stamp set. It is a Hostess set that you can choose if you have a party or order over $250. It is a 9 piece, 2-step photopolymer set with 6 lovely script greetings in addition to the flower (which looks a bit like a gladioli). Settle in, as I have 5 cards to show you.
For this first card, I have used the 2-step option to colour the flower. I have used markers for the outline of the flower and leaves and then filled in the outline with the same stamped off colours. For some added texture, I have stamped and fussy cut the main flower again and popped it up on the main piece. I have stamped the sentiment on a small piece of cardstock and used the corner rounder punch to create a tab under the focus image. The whole panel was popped up on the Tip Top Taupe designer paper, that was trimmed with the Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped ribbon. Some linen thread was wrapped around the card to finish it off.
|Stamps||Gift of Love|
|Card stock & Papers||Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, 2015-17 In Color DSP Stack|
|Ink||Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe|
|Accessories||Pearls Basic Jewels, Watermelon Wonder, Mini Striped Ribbon, Linen Thread|
|Tools||Dimensionals, Corner Rounder punch, White Gel pen, Black Marker|
The next card uses a background splotch from the 'Work of Art' stamp set to provide colour to the flower image. Many colour ways could be used for different looks, but I've gone with a soft combo to suit my sympathy card.
|Stamps||Gift of Love, Rose Wonder|
|Card stock & Papers||Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer|
|Ink||Basic Gray Archival, Versamark, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron|
|Accessories||Pearls Basic Jewels, 1/8" Silver ribbon|
|Tools||Curvy Corner Trio punch (retired), Silver EP, Heat gun|
For this next card, I have used the flower outline as a silhouette, heat embossing in black. The clear Wink of Stella pen added some shimmer to the flower, which also slightly darkens the card stock. I've wrapped doubled black Baker's Twine around the card and through the label and finished with a bow. The watermelon panel was popped up and a trio of banners and a scattering of rhinestones finishes it off. The greeting from the Rose Wonder stamp set makes for a lovely friendship card.
|Stamps||Gift of Love, Rose Wonder|
|Card stock & Papers||Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, 2015-17 In Color DSP Stack|
|Ink||Versamark, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black|
|Accessories||Black Baker's Twine, Rhinestones Basic Jewels,|
|Tools||Rose Garden Thinlits, Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Banner punch (retired), Clear Wink of Stella, 1/8" Handheld punch, Dimensionals, Black EP, Heat gun|
For the next card, I stamped the outline flower image on Shimmery White card stock and water coloured it with ink pads and an aquapainter. It is very quick to do and gives a lovely result. The greeting is from the 'Layering Love' stamp set. I've added some detail with the Curvy Corner Trio punch and a little silver bling butterfly and the whole panel is popped up.
|Stamps||Gift of Love, Layering Love|
|Card stock & Papers||Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Shimmery White, 2015-17 In Colour DSP Stack, Silver Glimmer|
|Ink||Basic Black Archival, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron|
|Accessories||Rhinestones Basic Jewels|
|Tools||Curvy Corner Trio punch (retired), Itty Bitty Butterfly punch, White Gel pen, Aquapainter|
For my final card, the flower outline image has been stamped and water coloured and then fussy cut and positioned next to the inlaid Tags & Labels greeting. The larger label was first die cut from the white panel and embossed with the 'Softly Falling' embossing folder. The white panel has been popped up with the 1/8" foam strips to give a really firm even finish. I've finished it with the pearl trimmed die cut butterfly.
|Stamps||Gift of Love, Butterfly Basics|
|Card stock & Papers||Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Shimmery White, 2015-17 In Color DSP Stack|
|Ink||Basic Black Archival, Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake|
|Accessories||Pearls Basic Jewels|
|Tools||Tags & Labels Framelits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Softly Falling TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White Gel pen, Aquapainter|
Thanks for hanging in until the end. I hope you have enjoyed seeing the variety of ways the 'Gift of Love' stamp set can be used.
Judy, I think my favorite is the green/pink one with the Work of Art stamp in the background. So simple, but so pretty!! Love them all! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
Posted by: Cheryl Hamilton | July 02, 2016 at 02:43 AM
Wow! I love following you! Your cards are so inspiring.
Posted by: firstname.lastname@example.org | July 02, 2016 at 01:56 AM
Posted by: Wendie | July 02, 2016 at 01:11 AM
Judy, these are all beautiful cards!
Posted by: Lenoria | July 02, 2016 at 12:11 AM