Creating Doodle Flowers with Stampin Up Stamps
Over the weekend I was out and about and saw something somewhere that just stuck in my mind – and today it lead to creating doodle flowers with Stampin Up stamps.
The funny thing is, I don't remember exactly where it was or what is was, it just got me to thinking about trying something out when I got home.
It's all about the doodle.
I am not a big doodler. My sister is. My sister can doodle and day dream all day long if you let her. It's a mindless doodle, she isn't paying attention to the doodle, she gets truly lost in the doodle.
When I doodle, I have to concentrate and I often get frustrated when it doesn't turn out perfect. I always want a template or something to follow – which I have been told is the very opposite of what a doodle was intended to be.
Then when I saw whatever it was I saw, it got me to thinking about using a bold image stamp as my “template” and doodling within that.
I started by stamping my flower. It is a flower from the Stampin Up set Crazy About You. Then I punched it out. (DON'T DO THAT!)
Then I grabbed an Ultra Fine Point Sharpie and started the doodle.
Instead of punching out your image right away, I highly recommend this order:
3. THEN punching.
Works much better!
You can do this on any kind of card, you can do this with or without punches, on any color ink – just have some fun with it. It's a cool way of adding some fun into your stamping – as if stamping isn't fun enough ;).
For the rest of the card, I used the new Sale-a-Bration set called For Being You. It has the ‘Thanks' and the ‘for all you do' images in it.
And then I added a bow tied with the narrow black ribbon. It is the same ribbon that I used to hide the seam between the Whisper White and Coastal Cabana card stock pieces.
If you struggle at all with tying bows, then you should check out the 10 Second Bow Maker. It is awesome – and I don't say that just because my hubby makes them, they are awesome because hundreds of people have told me that after they have purchased one!
And there you have it – a cute and easy way of creating doodle flowers with Stampin' Up stamps!
Below are all the supplies used to create this card. Remember that Sale-a-Bration ends in less than two weeks and ALL of the SAB items will retire. They will not appear in future catalogs, they won't be in the clearance rack, when March 31st ends, so does your opportunity to get these gems!
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Thanks so much for joining me for today's project that is all about Creating Doodle Flowers with Stampin' Up Stamps. I am off to create more fun projects with this technique for Stamping Family – hope to see you there!