Hello and happy Sunday! I’ve got a cute little project to share today, created almost completely from just simple stamping. It’s easy to do when you have such beautiful, quality stamps!
I have some projects I need to create to complete my May swaps for ProjectLifeCardSwap so I pulled out my HoneyBeeScraps stamps and thought up an easy idea. I created these sweet 2″ circles for our Twinchies: Something Round theme this month.
I knew I wanted to use the cute wreath image from the Not Too Shabby stamp set because it was the first circular stamp image that popped into my mind when imagining what design I might use. I tend to use patterned papers instead of plain cardstock for most of my stamping-based projects, so I found some small neutral patterns in a Studio Calico 6″x6″ paper pad. I punched 2″ circles from the kraft and white scalloped design and 1½” circles from the pale hexagon pattern.
I used my MISTI stamping tool to perfectly align the wreath stamp onto my punched circles. I started by stamping with the Ranger Electric Lime Dye Ink. I layered the wreath image stamped with Ranger Lily Pad Dye Ink on top, after rotating the circle just a bit. This was when I decided I wanted to use the adorable little bow from the same Not Too Shabby stamp set on my wreath, so I stamped that with Ranger Caribbean Coast Dye Ink off to the side of the wreath. I chose the ‘Live. Love. Laugh’ sentiment from the Not Too Shabby stamp set, as well. Instead of using my MISTI, I used a regular acrylic block so I could lay the block on top of my circle to position my stamp exactly how I wanted it. In this case, I needed the sentiment to curve along the edge of the circle. This is why I love polymer stamps! I added Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush marker to the little bow for a tiny bit of shimmer. This is when I decided that the inside area of the wreath needed a little something. I chose the three hearts stamp from the Oh Snap! stamp set and it fit perfectly in the space stamped with Ranger Wild Orchid Dye Ink. I layered the smaller circles in the center of the larger punched circles with some foam tape to add dimension and my project was finished!
I made ten identical pieces for the swap, but you could vary some of the stamping and create a bunch of these cute circles to use for embellishing a Project Life card, a greeting card, scrapbook layout or any other project!
Thanks so much for joining me for some stamping today. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend, and happy scrapping!