Today I’m celebrating with Val from @valzartlounge to celebrate her recent success on Instagram. Valerie came up with a fun challenge for our Instahop… use one stamp set… only one, mind you… and use every single stamp image and sentiment on just one card. The rules stated that you could use only sets 4″x6″ or larger and a set that included both images and sentiments. Then Val cautioned us to choose wisely!!! Given my affinity for Jane’s Doodles stamps, I was determined to find a set of theirs in my collection that fit the bill. When I saw the Jane’s Doodles Cactus set, I knew it would be perfect!
I stamped off all the images except the 2 tiny embellishment stamps, then got busy watercoloring the images with Tombow markers. One dry, I fussy cut them out and and started playing with my arrangement. There were too any images to use on a standard A2 card, so I decided to try my hand at a slimline card!!! Once I laid out all the images, I knew I needed a couple extras, so I got a couple pots and more cacti ready just like the rest. I used a Tombow marker to make a landing zone for all my beautiful cacti so they weren’t floating in space. I then popped up all the images on foam tape with the center image popped up higher than the rest. I used one of the 2 sentiments for the front, and used the 2 smaller stamps as accents. The final sentiment was added to the inside, and with that, I successfully completed the #1stampset1cardhop challenge! Here’s a closer look at the front and the inside showing the last used stamp of the set.
Hope you enjoyed this post and I encourage you to check out all of the challenge entries on IG with the #1stampset1cardhop and give some love to the other crafters who stepped up to the challenge! Be sure to start following when you find something you like!!! I would love if you would follow me on IG @misplacedmojo!!!