I recently signed up to start working with a personal trainer twice a week for 3 months. This morning is my first session - ugh...I will tell you how it goes tomorrow.
I have been watching lots of videos by Vicky Papaioannou - she is amazing. She does this really great series where she shows you how to make 10 cards out of the monthly Simon Says Stamp cardkit.
It has been triggering ideas for taking one stamp set and making a few cards.
I recently bought a great stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays called Whole Shebang. I love the giant HB2U and the fun accompanying sentiments.
I made 4 cards and they all use the sentiments from the set.
I varied the way I made them:
Cake - Papermania layering cake stamps (these are ANCIENT), Concord & 9th candles and star stamps, coloured with distress inks and stickles.
Spotty Background - this one was super simple, I just used a background that I had stamped from Jamey's stash. I added a couple of sequins here and there.
Pink Stencil - I wanted to play with a new Tim Holtz mini stencil - I like the slightly out of focus feel of the background. Here I used clear droplets (I know..obsessed).
Teal/Orange - I heat embossed the HB2U with my new sparkly WOW powder, it is stunning in real life. The orange ink is a new mini Archival ink. I liked the bright colour combo here and I decided to add little stars to this one.
All really simple cards, I think I'll be doing a few more of these, its a great way to maximise a stamp set.