Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a great weekend - we have finally seen the arrival of the sun and we're just thrilled!!
Today's cards are made with another one of the new Kitchen Sink Stamps sets, Pretty Tear Drops. This set is just so versatile and pretty! You can make flowers, butterflies and so much more! I used the set to make background paper and main images. I have seen others make patterns similar to this (including principle Nichole Heady used in creating her Guidelines set). I took a few pictures of the process for you to see.
I started by figuring out how big my main background image would be, in this case I used the smallest solid tear drop and the smallest dotted tear drop to make a pretty flower. I then drew light pencil lines in a grid pattern a tiny bit bigger than my flower (the pencil lines easily erase when you're finished). Starting with the brown centers, I stamped each on the intersection of the lines.
I then stamped the pink petals centered over each of the 4 lines and then stamped 4 more petals in between those. Then using the dotted petal, I stamped those in between each solid petal. When I finished this step there still seemed to be some big "holes" so I used a couple of the circles included in the set and filed in the holes. The great thing about this is that you can create whatever type of pattern in whatever color you like! To finish my card I simply repeated the flower image using the next size up stamps!
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate (PTI), White (GP), Pink (Bazzill), Stamps: Prettie Tear Drops, sentiment from 3 Step Hibiscus (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Inks: Rich Cocoa (stamped off), Angel Pink (Memento), Accessories: Nestabilities, Build A Brad (SU!), Glitter Dots, Dark Chocolate polka dot ribbon (PTI)
Here's another card I made, same principle, different configuration, different colors. I love how these gorgeous stamps make it so easy to create!! I used Dark Chocolate and Summer Sunrise for my color scheme here for a autumnal feel. I'm almost looking forward to fall and the beautiful change in season. Summer was way too short and we've had a lot of rain in August but I really love this time of year when the nights get a little cooler and the air feels a bit crisp!
The sentiment here is from Vintage Words, another new set from KSS. Thanks again for visiting, have a great week!!
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate (PTI), White (GP), Stamps: Pretty Tear Drops, Vintage Words, Inks: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Summer Sunrise (PTI), Accessories: White embossing powder, Summer Sunrise ribbon (PTI), Swarovski crystal, Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch