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!!!
ETA: 7/31/20 This card was chosen as a Spotlight Winner at A Perfect Time to Craft!!!
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Stamplorations – Summer – Anything Goes
- A Perfect Time to Craft – July – #7 – Anything Goes – Spotlight Winner!!!
- Crafts Galore Encore – July – #77 – Anything Goes
- Creative Craft Cottage – #130 – Anything Goes
- Love to Craft – July – #48 – Anything Goes
- The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog – #148 Layer it Up!
What a great idea for challenging your creativity. You really did a great job with that set of stamps, Karen! Love how you lined up all the cactus.
Thank you, Connie!!! Challenges like this have you looking at your sets with new eyes!
Beautiful card, Karen! I love succulents but unfortunately succulents don’t love me back. 😂
Making it a slimline is a great idea for this challenge!
Shhh… don’t tell the ones on my card, but I have killed a couple succulents myself! I did manage to revive one I thought was dead, so maybe I’m not a total house plant killer! Thank you for the sweet words, my friend!!! I had fun with my first slimline card 😁
Love your card
Thank you so much!!! 😊
This looks great – you’re braver than me with all that fussy cutting!
Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.
Love the slimline card! Great card, thank you for joining us at http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/