At my class last week, I took us back to stamping images for our cards - just taking a little break from the die cuts except for the little bird, and also used embossing powder. It was really fun to stamp and cut out, and actually be involved with making the images for our cards. I'm not giving up die cuts by any means, but stamping was a creative boost that I needed. Here are the three cards that we made.
This card is actually four layered panels on the card base - starting with the top panel it is a white panel, striped paned, white panel again, and polka dot panel. I think it would make a great masculine card. The die cut bird was mounted over the stamped leaf branch.
For this card I downloaded a music background from Pinterest. You can find it on my Pinterest board: Ann Lancaster - Clip Art. I stamped the Dahlia two times on pale salmon card stock and embossed with white embossing powder. They were colored with Copic Chrome Orange #YR04 and shaded with a bit of Light Suntan #E13. I cut out the center petals of the second image and mounted it over the whole dahlia piece. The leaves were also stamped and cut out - stamped with Distress Pine Needles and sponged with Distress Evergreen Bough. The music panel was embossed with a wood grain embossing folder and edged with Evergreen Bough.
Well, I hope you picked up a few handy tips for your card making. Have a great time creating!