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Needle and Thread three ways

January 11, 2019

Today I have three cards to share with you.  I am trying to stamp in styles that will suite every kind of stamper, simple or beginner stamper, casual stamper and avid stamper.  It is a little hard to really simplify your stamping when you have a lot of supplies on hand, however, once you get the hang of it you begin to appreciate how lovely a simple card can be.  The stamp set I am using today is Needle and Thread and the images are truly beautiful.  As with all distinktive stamps, you will get a better image with less ink rather than more.  So if you ink pad is really juicy and leaves bubbles on your image, use a spoon to push the ink back into the pad so that you get a better impression.

So the first card, is for a simple stamper and I have once more used a note card for this project.  Note cards come as a set of 20 with pre-scored cards and envelopes, which makes it easy to get creating straight away.  I stamped the flower using Merry Merlot ink and then stamped the leaves using Mossy Meadow ink.  This is a photopolymer stamp set and therefore easy to line the images up.  I stamped the greeting from the same stamp set below the flower using Mossy Meadow ink.  The envelope is decorated with the flower and leaves using the same inks.

The second card is for the casual stamper and this time after stamping the image (using Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow inks), I cut it out using one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies.  I attached the image panel to a rectangle of Merry Merlot card cut using the same dies, and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.   The greeting is stamped below the panels using Mossy Meadow ink.  A little stepped up, still fairly simple, but so pretty.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the flower and leaves once more using Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow ink.

The third card is more for the avid stamper who has a lot more supplies on hand.  I embossed the top two-thirds of Whisper White card using the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder and stamped the greeting using Mossy meadow ink below the embossing.  I wrapped the edge of the embossing using Old Olive Linen Thread before attaching the panel to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I stamped the flower and leaves using Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow ink and cut them out using one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  I attached the stamped panel to a Merry Merlot rectangle (cut using the same dies) and then the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the flower and leaves onto the lower left hand corner of the Thick Whisper White card using the same inks.

So what do you think, did I achieve my goal and create three very similar cards for the three different types of stampers?

Bye for now,


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tami Black permalink
    January 11, 2019 6:10 am

    Kris, I’ve been a blog follower for years and just love your style. I hated these stamps when I saw them in the book and swore I would not buy them. Well, congratulations lady! You’ve definitely got me giving them a second look. These cards are gorgeous in their simplicity and looking at them closely, they really do look as if they have been stitched! Just beautiful!


    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      January 11, 2019 6:13 am

      I am quite honoured that you have been following my blogging journey. I know what you mean about not liking something until you see it used and then you are converted. These stamps are really very lovely and I think they shine best when used in a relatively simple way. Thanks again for following.


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