It feels as though I haven't blogged about anything creative for eons, which is very likely due to the fact that I haven't blogged about anything creative for eons. I recently created a folder on my computer called "to blog", where I store photos that I have edited until such time as I can find a moment to post them here. So rest assured, there be some stampin' a comin'. Sometime soon.... In fact here comes some now!
As demonstrators, we had the opportunity to pre-order a select few stamp sets in March, prior to the catalogue being released to customers in April. It's one of the many benefits of being a demonstrator - you can read some more such benefits here, and after you're done there, you might be interested to know that YOU could become a demonstrator this month for the bargain price of $150.
But I digress...
One of the stamp sets that I pre-ordered was Good Friend, and the very day it arrived, I busted it open and set about putting it through its paces along with the brand new and delightful range of In-Colors. I have posted a couple of these previously here and here.
And here are some more quite varied examples of the use of this very versatile stamp set!
Additional Stamp Set: Short & Sweet Paper: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White Ink: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze Accessories: Large & Small Oval Punches, Certainly Celery wide grosgrain, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals
Additional Stamp Set: Occasional Greetings Paper: Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White Ink: Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss Accessories: 1-3/8" Square Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper, Good Morning Sunshine DSP Ink: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red Accessories: Aquapainter, Stampin' Dimensionals This card was inspired by one by Shanan Hambrick that I saw on Splitcoast Stampers. The use of the bird leg as flower stem was ingenious I thought!
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper Ink: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hoof Red, Summer Sun Accessories: Whisper White grosgrain, Aquapainter, Stampin' Dimensionals
This next one is my favourite of the bunch and I used it as one of the designs for my Convention swaps. It was one of those "came to me in the middle of the night" ideas - to use white ink for the 'puffy' stamp and thereby make them into dandelions. The last one has been blown away, hence the 'wish' greeting. Geddit?!!
Additional Stamp Set: Life Definitions Paper: Baja Breeze, Naturals Ivory, Kraft Ink: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White Craft, Baja Breeze Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals
So there you have it - a quite varied variety (is there any other kind of variety?) of cards made with a single stamp set.
Which one is your favourite....?