When I saw this stamp set in the new catalog, I instantly knew I had to have it. I love how "artsy" it is. It also reminded me of our trip to San Franciso- one of my favorite places in the USA. Plus, it reminds me of home. I live near Pittsburgh, PA and we are the "City of Bridges"- 446 to be exact. Pittsburgh, PA is officially the city with the most bridges in the WORLD! Three more than the former leader, Venice, Italy. So, that's a lot of reasons to love this set.
I have used this quite a bit actually. I used it for 2 swaps and it was also a card we made at Kim's Card Class a couple of months ago. I've also sent a couple of these to some friends to let them know I was thinking of them.
This one, I pretty much copied directly from the Stampin' Up! Catalog, with just a few minor changes. I used an aqua painter dipped in basic black archival re-inker and splattered it onto the card.
I used the new Classic Label Punch to punch out the greeting and used paper snips to cut a "tail" on one end.
For this one, I moved the sun and used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp the "splatter" on the background. I changed up the verse and used a Metallic Enamel Shape (heart) in gold for the bottom corner of the card. The above card, I used the Metallic Enamel Shapes (circle) in silver on the compass.
I stamped the greeting in garden green ink onto the card, and stamped it again on a separate piece of whisper white cardstock and punched it out with the 1 3/8" circle punch. I then used a dimensional and popped it over top the image that I stamped on the card.
This last card, I changed up some of the cardstock and ink colors again. I also used the aqua painter and re-inker again for the splatter. And added some washi tape under the Classic Label Punch greeting.
I used the same stamp and punch technique with the compass on this card.
Did you notice how I moved the sun each time? I think it looks great anywhere on the card!
I've got a few more ideas for this set- especially some new layouts. Stop again soon to check them out.
Until the next time...
Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!