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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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Wow, amazing! Especially love the coloring on “you are every bit of wonderful”
THESE ARE AMAZING! THe colors, the details! EEK! GORGEOUS!
Yes you can and you did! Fabulous cards!
Awesome to see how you uses this stunning background stamp Suzy on six differend ways! Wow, I love them all and you certainly inspired me to try this with some of my stamps.
Thank you so much and can’t wait to see what you make next time.
Such beautiful cards! I love all the different looks that one stamp creates!
Love this stamp!
I love all the cards. They are so different and beautiful. Thanks for sharing the different techniques.
I love the different looks on each card!
I would hate to have to pick a favorite! They are all so beautiful and each unique. I appreciate that there’s even an easy one, all heat embossing, that I could do! Thanks for sharing.
All of these cards turned out fabulous! That’s a lot of coloring! My favorite is the first card with the vellum on it.
Pretty cards. I am off to practice some coloring. I already follow by email.
Super to see so many different ways to ise this stamo! They look great!
Just wonderful! Your favorite is mine, too!
so lovely! great how versatile these are!!
Wow! What a great post – I wouldn’t have thought it possible to use a background stamp 5 ways! Thanks!
Beautiful cards and colors. I love a stamp that can be used so many different ways. Thanks for sharing.
Love all of these variations.
What incredibly lovely cards. Always appreciate seeing more than one way to use a great product. tfs
All six of these cards are stunning! I’m in awe of your colouring, especially on the last card!
Super cute cards!
Beautiful cards! My favorite is actually the one you didn’t like to use black ink on the whole image!!
WOW these are all gorgeous, I think my favorite is the white embossed one, but very hard to pick!
Such a pretty stamp, and beautiful ways to use it!
Such an awesome background stamp. So many options!
Love how many different looks you created from the same stamp! These are beautiful!
I so love how you did these… it’s amazing and inspiring to see ways to “stretch ” my supplies and increase my creativity !
These are all just beautiful! I think my favorite is the white embossed blue and purple flowers.
Gorgeous colors and love the diversity in use of the stamp
These cards are just beautiful!!
These are beautiful!
Gorgeous cards! I love the colored pencil one, it’s amazing! Thank you for great inspiration!
Wow what vivid colors!
Beautiful cards…love them..
I’m always inspired by your one stamp five ways series. I think the one that surprised me the most was the garden patina one; it’s funny how I forget that outlines can be pretty details on their own. Thanks for sharing, Suzy!
I love this blog today that shows how to use a stamp five ways. I hope you have some more of these blogs.
These are beautiful! What great colors too. I love how versatile the background stamp is!!!
These are so pretty, bright, and cheerful! They remind me of when I used to have cosmos in my own garden!
Five wonderful ideas.
These are all so beautiful!! I really love the one with the white embossing; it is gorgeous!!
Wow – these are all so beautiful! Thank you for the tips!
These are all do lovely. I often struggle to use product in a variety of ways, so I find this not only inspiring but helpful. Thank you!
These cards are awesome!
WOW!!!!Stunning and very beautiful cards!!!! Love all the colors and the design!!
The white ambossing version is my fav, looks amazing!
Wowsers! Totally amazing and oh, so colorful!
Wow! Every card is beautiful! I really like the one with the white butterfly.
I have this stamp and I have never used it. I certainly will now!! Lots of inspiration!