One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

Hi friends! Happy Monday! We hope you had a fabulous weekend! As the month draws near a close (where did February go?!) It’s time for the latest edition of our much beloved “One stamp five ways” with Suzy Plantamura. Read on for more information and enjoy!

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

Hello SimonSays Stamp friends! Today I have a “One Stamp, Five Ways” post to share with you using a cling background stamp. This is very different than what I usually pick for these posts as it only has one design, but I thought it would be a fun challenge to try to use it in 5 different ways. For today’s post, I am using the Cosmos Background stamp as I love the flowers on this one! Here are all of my cards together:

I actually ended up making 6 cards as I used a technique to colorone of my backgrounds that I wanted to try two different ways. Now let’s getstarted with the details on each card!

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

This first card is watercolored using a no-line stampingtechnique. This image has so much detail and so many fine lines in the flowers,that I decided to add colored pencils over the watercolor. After I completedthis step, I decided I liked it better with just watercolor as it gave theflowers a softer look, so I made another one that way.

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

I left the stamped image the full size for this card. I hated totrim any of that gorgeous background off! I attached it to a 6×6 card base asit is a little smaller when trimmed. I used the Big Love You Wafer Die for thegreeting by die-cutting them twice out of white cardstock and gluing the twotogether so it is thicker. Then I covered it with White Blizzard Tonic NuvoDrops to add sheen and glitter. I wanted it even more sparkly, so I poured morewhite glitter on top of the Nuvo Drops. I attached the greeting on top of adie-cut rectangle from vellum so it wouldn’t cover up any of those prettyflowers I spent so long coloring!. I then added some Pretty Pink Posh jewels around the sentiment and some bright pink twine to the top of the card.

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

This is my second version of this technique with JUST watercolorthis time for a softer look. I used a very fine brush (2) for all of the linesin the flowers. After watercoloring it, I splattered some splotches ofsaturated paint over the card.  I die-cutthis one into a rectangle (before I painted it so I didn’t waste time paintingthe extra part!) and attached it to a fuchsia card base.

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

I stamped the sentiment using the Simon Says Stamp Sketch Lotus Flowers stamp with Hollyhock ink on a stitched rectangle from the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Pieces die. I attached that to the front of the card.  I added some PPP Sparkling Clear Jewels.

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

This card is a totally different look with the stamp and probablythe easiest card I made! I embossed the Cosmos Background Stamp on a whitecardstock rectangle using Wendy Vecchi Garden Patina embossing powder. I wasgoing to color in the flowers with Copic markers, but I thought they lookedgood just like this (like I said, easy!).

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

I used the CZ Yes You Can stamps and dies for the sentiment and the butterfly. I stamped them with two colors of SSS inks – Audrey Blue for thelighter shade and High Dive along the edges. I covered the butterfly with Aquatic Mist Tonic Nuvo Drops. I attached the sentiment and butterfly to thebottom of the card and added some PPP Sea Glass Jewels around them.

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

I stamped the entire Cosmos stamp with black ink this time onwhite cardstock. I’m not a big fan of black outlines, but I had to do it on atleast one of my cards to show you how it looked. I colored the images in withcolored pencils. I then cut the flowers out and attached them over a white cardbase. I added some white Uniball marker over them to try and balance out allthat black.

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

I die-cut the Script Thanks Wafer dies from white and blackcardstock and layered them on the bottom of the card. I then used some small droplets of Ebony Black Nuvo Drops around and on the flowers. Flicking black paint over the card would have given me a similar look, but I was too scared! haha

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

This is my favorite card as I just love the colors and prefer white images to black images. I embossed the Cosmos stamp with white embossing powder on Ranger Watercolor paper (because it is so white). I then watercolored inside all of the images with Daniel Smith watercolors.

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

I die-cut a stitched rectangle from the PPP Storybook 1 die out ofteal cardstock. I embossed the sentiment from the CZ Design Besties stamp. Idie-cut a butterfly from the Adeline Butterfly Dies from white cardstock andcolored it with Copic markers. I used white glitter on the inside of the butterfly and on his wings. I attached both of those to the bottom corner ofthe card and added some PPP Sugar Plum Jewels Mix around the sentiment.

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

This was definitely my most time-consuming card from this group! Istamped the image on white cardstock with a light color of ink. I then coloredthem in with colored pencils. I did love the challenge of adding depth to theflowers by outlining all of those lines in the flowers. I colored thebackground with pink pencils as well.

One Stamp Five Ways: Cosmos Background

I added some glue and white glitter to the center of the flowers. I stamped the sentiment using an older stamp set in my stash called uplifting thoughts. I stamped it with Hollyhock Ink first and then added some Blue Violet ink on the edges for a two-toned look. I also added a white Stitched Butterfly Die above the sentiment.

I challenge all of you to challenge yourselves to try and use one stamp set in many different ways. Thick out of the box and try different techniques to get the most use out of your stamps. I loved seeing how manydifferent coloring mediums I could try on one background stamp and I didn’t even use Copics on one! Have fun with your stamps and you will find they arealways worth the investment! Thanks for visiting the SSS blog today! Suzy

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  1. Oh Suzy! These are all so pretty. I love this series, it is fun to see one stamp used with so many different outcomes. Beautifully done!
    Thanks for all of the ideas!

  2. I just love all of these cards! But my 2 favorites are the one you did in black ink. (despite you not liking black outline!) It turned out marvelous. My other is your favourite too the one on watercolour paper with the beautiful watercolouring you did. After seeing so many ways with this background stamp I want to play with it.

  3. These cards are SO beautiful! I am so very happy you showcased this stamp – I have it in my stash and I’m inspired to take it out and try some of the techniques you showed today. I love that you’ve used an older stamp, sometimes I get so caught up with what’s brand new I forget about my old favorites! :)

  4. I think I’m in love with this stamp!! So beautiful and Suzy really did some gorgeous cards with it. I love all of the bright and vibrant colors. Fabulous!!

  5. These Cards look so different from each other. Thanks for posting These great ideas. I love to get different Looks from using just one stamp.

  6. Wow Suzy! You did an amazing job showcasing different uses for this stamp set. I have to say my favorites are the card with the diecut “thanks” and the first card with “love you”.

  7. Well, I’ve now gone crazy in love with that floral background stamp. These cards are GORGEOUS! My favorite is the white embossed with the shades of blue and purple. Thanks for sharing your beautiful inspiration.

  8. All these cards are gorgeous. The Cosmos Background stamp is beautiful — how have I missed that one??? Now it’s on my wish list.

  9. Wow! They are all beautiful. I love the extra glitter on the first one and the colors in the You are always there for me. Great ideas and I have to start making more variations with my stamp sets!.

  10. Wow, these are all so beautiful! My favorite is the last one also. Thanks for sharing all the different ways to use this gorgeous stamp.

  11. WOW! These cards are amazing. This is my favorite type of blog post, as it demonstrates so clearly how to stretch your supplies and get various looks with the same products but slightly different techniques. I am so inspired! Hope to see more posts/ideas like this.

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