After spending a few days focusing on following instructions to make birthday bags, I decided to play with some #Altenew stamps and my watercolors. I still struggle with watercolor, but I'm so pleased with how these turned out that they became cards for the Cards for a Cause Challenge.
Trying to be very relaxed with my painting (accidently!) caused some white spaces and I really like how the two cards above turned out.
I had some trouble with the painting on the green card and decided that some spatters would help!
The cards below use stamps from Altenew's Garden Grow stamp set and Zig real brush markers.
I'm finding that I tend to work in pairs, using the same stamp with different colors and settings for 2 different cards.
If you're not happy with your stamping creations, try making them into an actual card and you may find that they look pretty good after all!
When I got my Brother Scan N Cut for fabric cutting, I watched several tutorials that led me to try rubber stamping and I was hooked! Another hobby! But one that I truly enjoy.
I totally agree with Emily of StampingBella.com who said, "Stamping is magical...for that little moment in time you feel like a true artist."
Below are some cards I made for Altenew's Celebrating Parents Card Drive.
When I first stamped the card above, it looked kinda blah. After adding the splatters, especially the gold, it's one of my favorites from this group. The splatters remind of pollen and the gold embossed sentiment ties it together nicely.
For the cards above, I used the Tim Holtz tree stamp from the Reindeer Flight stamp set. I tapped Distress ink pads on the stamp, spritzed with water and stamped on Bristol paper.
I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) the 2 blue cards below from Shari Carroll's beautiful example on her blog.
The two cards below were also done with inked stamps spritzed with water.
If you're interested in more details so you can CASE my cards, please let me know! I'd love to share. Just drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since quilting is a longer process, stamping is a wonderful addition to my creativity arsenal. It can be a faster way to feed my creative need. You can even make cards to match your quilt gifts!