Some of you may think this note card set is a bit of a cheat in my 30×30 challenge, and to you I give a big wet raspberry! I needed to get a little bit closer to my goal, and fast, so I set out to make a pastel set of sweet wood-grain stationery. These were simple, fast and I think they turned out beautifully. I’m sure I’ll be making a few more sets for the shop in the next month.
All five cards in the post today are one layer cards, meaning that I stamped on only one layer of paper and no embellishments were added. I decided to try my hand at the one layer technique to speed things up. This certainly worked for the note card set above, but the card for day twenty-four was anything but fast. I created this card with a new stamp set I recently purchased from Papertrey Ink. I’ve been admiring their stamps online for some time and finally made a purchase. Each rose in the stamp set has 3 layers and the leaves each have 2 layers, so the card you see here actually had to be stamped 36 times. I love the results but I certainly won’t be making a card like this for just anyone.
I’m very happy with my Papertrey stamp purchase. I also bought this great sunshine set. I’m sure you’ll be seeing them used on a card in the next few days. The sets are a little pricey but the quality of the stamps are very high and for the $24.oo price tag you recieve twice as many stamps as any other acrylic stamp purchase. The stamps all have wonderful detail and stamp beautifully. My only complaint is that they’re extra sticky and a bit hard to remove from their storage sleeve. I’ll definitely be purchasing more in the future.
I had fun stripping away the layers and getting back to the basics of stamping. I sometimes forget how striking a simple stamped image can be.
Keep stamping on, it’s sure to im-press!