Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Knit Together edition! The "Crew" is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Charlet's blog, welcome! There are four of us today, so the hop won't take too long.
The Knit Together background stamp measures 4-1/2" x 5-5/8", so it will cover an entire A2 card front, as shown on my first card. Because it is a background stamp, it pairs beautifully with many of our other stamp sets, and on this card it is combined with Biggest Wish.
I wanted to do some "simple stamping" using just stamps, ink, and paper. It's not something I do often because I love lots of layers and textures and die cuts and embellishments. But this is a great card for someone just starting out stamping who doesn't have all the fancy tools (yet). 😁
Yellow and black are a striking combination, and I didn't even use any bling - just a bit of ribbon!
The knit image makes me think of warm sweaters, chilly Fall evenings, and cozy blankets so this next card features a patchwork in Fall colors. I used sponge daubers to ink different sections of the stamp so I only had to stamp once and then cut the different sections into 1-1/2" squares.
The greeting banner from Hello Harvest was stamped on Basic White on which I had buffed a little Pale Papaya onto in an ombre look. The leaves were stamped in Old Olive, Cajun Craze, and Mango Melody stamping full strength once and then again without re-inking the stamp. Love the different shades of color!
And for the last card we move from Fall to Winter, pairing Knit Together with Celebrate With Tags. Knit mittens, right?! I chose the cool combination of Fresh Freesia and Coastal Cabana because they're the colors you can see in the Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, and the Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels. And even in the Iridescent Trim holding the mittens together! Unfortunately, they didn't photograph as well as the brighter Fall colors, so please take my word that this looks better in real life.
I started by heat embossing the Knit Together in white, then using Blending Brushes to add the color to the background. The mittens were stamped and die cut, along with the Coastal Cabana circles (all in the Celebrations Tag Dies) They were then popped up on dimensionals and the appropriate amount of sparkle was added. *grin*
That's all I have to share for today, so click "Next" to see what Holly created, or "Previous" to visit Charlet again!
Lovely! So many beautiful projects.ReplyDelete
I stared at the "patchwork" card for too long trying to figure out your technique. I was amazed (and impressed!) that you would be able to ink those squares so perfectly. OK, so now I get it -- still an impressive card!ReplyDelete