Simple Flowers Stamp Set
Fall colour combo + perfect stamp + photo of coffee = perfect! I used some white card stock as a background, then choose some of the leaves from the stamp set: Simple Flowers Stamp Set. I used three of the single images, the two big leaves and the small single petal which works well as a leaf. Then I stamped the images randomly all over the background using Caramel Toffee Crisp Ink. This is my favourite technique, its simple yet looks full at the same time.
The leaves pattern make my layout look so fall-like and I love it so so much. I pasted the photo of my coffee in the bottom left area and tilted it to add some interest and movement. For some dimension and texture I layered it with some papers, added die cuts and a clip.
Everything in this layout was about orange, black and brown. But don’t be scared to use another embellishments that are bold in colour (aqua). Sometimes we need a bold colour to make our layout stand out right?
I hope you enjoyed my full layout today. Remember if you are using stamp but the result isn’t really perfect it’s ok. Let it be like that and enjoy the big picture.
I can’t speak for the rest of the creative team, but believe me when I say – ‘Sometimes creating layouts is hard work’. You often have to work to tight deadlines, occasionally you’ll get assigned a stamp set that you aren’t sure how to use and lord knows there is never a muse around when you want one.
This is not one of those layouts. I have been absolutely itching to play with the Simple Flowers Stamp Set since it was released. Our fearless and creative leader, May, did an amazing job designing it. I spent a good half hour stamping out flowers and leaves in a multitude of brilliant Altenew colors, to match the photos I had chosen of Chris’s first Fathers Day. I always find this process very therapeutic and calming. Shame, I don’t feel the same toward fussy cutting.
I decided to create a basic grid layout with the photos in two opposite quarters and the flowers in the adjacent quarters. I mixed and matched the bunches until I had a nice balance. Both bunches have small flowers of Warm Sunshine and leaves of Lagoon and Volcano Lake Crisp Ink.
I know it seems like a lot of inks, but they all work so well with Amy Tangerine’s new collection and far more importantly the wrapping paper in my photos. I used a piece of Amy Tangerine’s stripe pattern paper to back my layout and to tie it all together.
The other pattern papers in my layout were off cuts from my scrap pile I keep in a container my desk. If that wasn’t handy enough all the embellishments were already on my desk too. They were left over packets and veneers from the last couple of months kits that needed to used up. The reason I’m telling this is two fold: 1) To prove that the Simple Flower Stamp Set goes with EVERYTHING and 2) I am in fact capable of doing a layout (even a heavily stamped one) in under an hour. That’s right my friends, once in a million years, when all the stars align and the climate control in studio is actually working, I can rock out a layout with time for a cup of tea before Eva wakes up from her nap. The moral of the story is you need this set. I’m pretty sure it comes with your own little invisible muse squished inside the plastic sleeve too.
Until next month my dear friends,