Happy August and welcome to the first day of the Month of (Stamp) Neglect. All throughout August I am challenging myself to actually use the many, many stamp sets that occupy my crafty space.
Where to start? After much thought, I decided to kick off the month at the beginning (alphabetically) with a few sets that I picked up from Altenew- Sohcahtoa and Label Love.
First up, a simple one-layer card using Sohcahtoa. I drew I light pencil line 2/3 down the card front and stamped the solid and a few striped triangles with some Hero Arts and Studio Calico ink.
I stamped the sentiment in black ink and added a few sequins to give some dimension to an otherwise flat card.
Next, I decided to use the triangles to create another shape- in this case, a diamond.
On a piece of watercolor paper, I added some water and painted a "splotch" using distress ink. After allowing the panel to dry (a heat gun can help speed up the process), I stamped the triangle outlines in the shape of a diamond. I started with the large triangle, then stamped the narrower triangle to create the base. Next I stamped a row of the smallest triangles to form the faucets of the gem. As you can see, it's not perfect, but still a fun look. I used the thin Tim Holtz stamp blocks to assist with placement, but a stamp positioner would also come in handy.
I stamped the "U ROCK" sentiment from Label Love in black ink on a scrap of white card stock. I trimmed it out and adhered it at an angle overlapping the diamond. I added a few enamel dots before adhering the panel with foam tape to a white card stock base that I covered with a piece of black card stock.
So that's two sets down and many, many more to go!
Thanks for stopping by!