As soon as I saw the Snail Mail Everyday Sentiment stamp set, my head was spinning with ideas of ways I could use that fantastic grid stamp.
I have two techniques to share with you today. The first is a gate fold peek-a-boo Halloween card. The second is a watercolor wash technique to make an easy and colorful thank you card!
For the first card, I created two panels. One panel uses Color Hive Fog ink to stencil the fabulous Caught in my Web image for a subtle look to the front of the card.
I stamped this with that grid stamp and then used my craft knife to cut along the top, bottom, and center (ish) line created by the grid stamp. I gently folded these two “gates” back.
The second panel has eclipse black and Coronation Purple ink blended on to the card. Then I used the Carls Bat Cavern slimline stencil with my Pluto kaleidoscope powder to give these bats a shiney and bright look on that dark background. This was attached to the back of the gate fold panel so it peeks through the gates of the front panel!
I added a pair of magnets to keep the panels closed. I also ink blended that fog and a hint of purple on the inside of the gates. This gave a finished off feel. I also added two Halloween sentiments from the All Seasons Sentiment papers to finish off the card.
For the second card, I heat embossed the grid stamp on to watercolor paper and then used the Color Hive neon inks that I have with a different color in each grid rectangle.
I stamped and die cut the flowers and leaves on white scrap cardstock. Then I created a floral cluster in the lower corner. I added a sentiment and lots of Crown Jewel Gems in a variety of colors. I love how softly colorful this card is!
Thank you so much for stopping by! You can find more of my ideas and inspiration on the Stamping Imperfection blog and YouTube channel!!