I'm taking a different tack on the blog today and showing you two cards - both of which feature a stamp set that is retiring in the current catalogue - the Everything Amazing Photopolymer Stamp Set. What's awesome about this set is is has a whole bunch of different phrases and words that you can use to customise your card for the occasion. Where I have 'you are an' stamped you could replace with 'you will do' or 'wishing you an'. For the words to substitute where I have 'friend' stamped you could replace it with 'friend', 'birthday' or things. There's also a substitute for the flowers - hearts, candles, flowers... you get my drift. It's cool because you can use one set but for many occasions. Although I decided to keep my stamps the same I wanted to do 2 very different cards. One with lots of colour and embellished.
And one that is very simple - almost minimalist.
For me I try to always buy stamp sets that give me a lot of flexibility and allow me to craft according to my mood. My mood goes the full range from highly detailed, complicated and embellished to simple and striking. You can always add more but a great simple card is often harder to do as there's nowhere to hide the imperfections. Not everything about these cards is perfect but I do like them. I love the colour combination and I think I'm going to miss this stamp set as I retire it out at the end of the month. If you want to get your hands on it you can until June 2 - or when stocks run out. Just check out my online store.
Here's the list of things I used to make these cards.