Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card that uses the whimsical images from a couple of stamp sets combined with the versatile sentiments from another. This is such a fun way to truly stretch your stamps!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Monthly Post MAY2015. Warm Wishes and combining Stamp Sets.

I began by stamping the macarons and the teacups from Paris with a pale blue pigment ink straight onto a white card base. I then stamped the Eiffel Tower image and some of the smaller images from Dala Horse with black dye ink for a bit of contrast.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Monthly Post MAY2015. Warm Wishes and combining Stamp Sets.

I also flicked some Tarnished Brass Distress Stain over the card base for some interest.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Monthly Post MAY2015. Warm Wishes and combining Stamp Sets.

I die-cut the embroidery hoops using the Hoop die first from some dark brown pattern paper, and then from some kraft cardstock for stability. I adhered the two pieces together to create a thicker embellishment and then adhered that onto the card front around the Eiffel Tower, trimming off the excess.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Monthly Post MAY2015. Warm Wishes and combining Stamp Sets.

For the sentiment, I turned to another versatile stamp set – Winter Wishes. I partially stamped a sentiment with black dye ink onto some scrap pattern paper and then trimmed into two strips before foam mounting to the card.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Monthly Post MAY2015. Warm Wishes and combining Stamp Sets.

To finish, I embellished with a few sequins from the Mermaid Tail mix.

I hope you’ll have a go at combining stamp sets that you own to see how far you can stretch them!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

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