Creative Uses with Debby Hughes Combining Stamp Sets


Hi readers! TGIF!! I’m always delighted to welcome back the fabulous Debby Hughes to our blog for guest designing, and starting this month and going forward, she will be adding video tutorials on her monthly features. Yay! Read on and enjoy!


Hello, Debby here and for this month’s look at stretching your supplies I’ve a nice and simple project combining two of the stamps sets from the recent Reason To Smile release. The Melody’s Easter and Spring Flowers sets are absolutely adorable for all your Easter and Spring projects but it’s great to get more mileage out of them throughout the year. Little Melody has the perfect outstretched hand for holding the Easter basket from the set but she could equally be holding the string of a balloon or in this case a wand. Using one of the flowers and stem images from Spring Flowers along with a star from the Lots of Stars set and sweet Easter Melody is now an all year round fairy.

I have a video below so you can see the process – stamping and masking the elements in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink on Neenah Solar White and then simple Copic coloring before stamping the sentiment from Best Hugs in Spring Rain and Intense Black inks.

Such a simple way to extend the use of a stamp set. The finished panel is foam mounted on a white card base and then I added a good sprinkling of sequins and some Zig Wink of Stella for a nice sparkle :D

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you take a fresh look at your supplies and make them work for you all year round. Have fun!

Watch the video:



Thanks so much for reading today, and to Debby for this fun idea!


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  1. I do love your card. The soft colors you used look gorgeous.
    Thank you for the inspiration on how to stretch my stamps.

  2. What a cute little girl and card! I love the idea of combining stamp sets, unfortunately the ideas then tend to flow and not stop!! lol!!

  3. Love this, Debby! Love your coloring skills, your accent and how you mixed and matched stamp sets to create this card. Brilliant! Thanks for the great video and thanks to SSS too!

  4. I am in love with this sweet card and extra happy since I have already ordered both sets of the stamps that Debby used! She is such a superstar — thanks for a wonderful video and great idea!!

  5. Oh, my! This is THE best! I’m saving this. It was clever of you to use the flower parts to make Melody a fairy and then to use Best Wishes as the sentiment.

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