Monday, 30 March 2015

MMM Flowers and Empty Box Project #13

Our challenge this week at Make My Monday is Flowers.

For my DT card I used a Stampin Up stamp set called Stippled Blossoms. These are 'two step' stamps - you stamp an almost solid one and then a more detailed one. These stamps were unused and in my 'empty box project' box because when I'd tested them out I'd had difficulty matching the stamps up ( it might have been easier if the stamps were clear rather than rubber. )

I decided not to worry about matching up. I made the background by using just one stamp randomly stamped with distress ink.  Then I did the 'two-step' thing with two colours of Distress ink, not worrying too much whether they matched and then cutting them out and sticking them on with 3d foam. The 'hello' is from a different Stampin Up set.

Just to recap:
On New Year's day I revealed my stamping shame - a big box of unused stamps - and started my Empty Box project. My aim is to work through the box , one stamp/ stamp set at a time and see if I can use them. If I can't use them, I will dispose of them. The aim is to finish with an empty box.

We'd love you to join us at Make My Monday

I'd like to enter:
Artisitc Inspirations flowers 
Sentimental Sundays springtime flowers
One Stitch at a Time nature
Crafty Gals  anything goes 
Simply Create Too anything goes 


Joan said...

I think you have made a fabulous card with those stamps, I love it. I have thought about getting a "stampamajig" to use with two part stamps but then I think we don't have to be perfect! Our cards are handmade with love!

Pamellia said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous!! I love how you made the entire card using only one stamp and it looks like designer paper!! Stunning card! :)

Suzi B said...

Wow Marina, I think you've cracked the use of two step stamping this is gorgeous I love it.
Suzi B xx

Fliss said...

Very pretty Marina. Love the stamped background and your 2 step stamping looks great to me. Love those colours too.
Fliss xx

Shauna said...

This is a great stamp! I like how you created a background pattern with it. You should use this stamp more. Take it out of the box!
- Shauna

Sue - said...

Love you you've made the background with that stamp! Beautiful finished card.

chrissie said...

Very beautiful card and great use of the stamps Marina

Love Chrissie xx

chanya13 said...

Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner. Agnieszka DT

Margaret said...

Such a lovely card. the flowers are so pretty, and I love the color that you chose. Thanks for joining us at Once Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Pia S said...

It doesn't look at all like a project of random stamping. Classy!

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

This is gorgeous!! It's random, but it looks beautiful. Love that you popped 3 flower clusters as your focal point. It looks beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.