Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nature Walk Stamp-a-Stack

I really love the challenge of designing cards for Stamp-a-Stacks...finding a design that is both simple enough to mass produce and yet still has some 'wow' factor can be quite tricky. I don't always manage to pull it off, but after I made this set of cards, I was happy with them (and that's a rare occurrence, believe me!)
I like the large amount of white space, and then the delicate touches of colour. It's nice to know that a line-art stamp set doesn't always require a lot of water colouring. I applied my colour with a blender pen and just a touch of ink. I've used DSP from the 12x12 Patterns Stacks, all in Subtles Colours. The Basic Grey compliments it nicely, without being too harsh. I also used Confetti White cardstock. Not only is it easier to watercolour, but it is also a little sturdier than Whisper White for a base card and it is also not as stark, with pretty flecks in it.

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Nature Walk, Occasional Greetings
ink: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Rose Red, Perfect Plum
card: Confetti White, Basic Grey
other: Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Subtles Patterns DSP


  1. Hi Marelle
    I really love how you've used Nature Walk for this SAS. The little touches of colour in each image with the matching DSP look great. Huge congrats for your awards too. Inky wishes, Di

  2. Beautiful card set, Marelle! Congratulations on all of your awards at Convention as well! It was great to say hi to you in person.

  3. these cards are cute!



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