One Stamp Five Ways: Summatime!

Hi friends! Happy Sunday and happy last day of June! We’re excited to welcome back special guest Suzy Plantamura with her One Stamp Five Ways monthly feature on our blog with a SUMMA theme as we start to stretch our legs into the season! Read on and enjoy!

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

Hello, stampin’ crazed friends! Can I assume if you are here reading this you enjoy stamping and creating as much as I do? Today I have a “One Stamp, Five Ways” post to share with you using the brand new stamp set called “Summatime”. As usual, I break my own rules so I have 8 cards to share with you. Hope that’s ok with you all! Haha

This stamp set is full of smaller images and lots of greetings. Sometimes little images get lost on a card, so I used lots of pattern creating for this post. I wanted to try a pattern with each of the stamps in the set and then one with all of them mixed together. I won’t be showing as many different techniques as I usually do though, so be warned!

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

This first card mixes all of the small images together in what I call a “random stamping” background. I place them on my cardstock like pieces of a puzzle and then use my Misti tool to stamp them. I used a light color of ink so I could color them with no-lines.  I colored them all in with colored pencils. I added a light grey shadow behind each image so it popped off the white background.

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

I die-cut a green square using the SSS Stitched Square Dies. I stamped the sentiment with Sunflower and White embossing powders. I added some PPP Jewels around the sentiment to finish the card.

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

I used the Popsicle image for this card. I stamped them with Wow Cloud 9 Embossing Powder on Ranger Watercolor Paper. I turned some upside down to create the pattern in rows across the vertical card. I splattered watercolor drops all over the background and let some run down the card so it looked like Popsicle drips. I then colored the inside of the popsicles with colored pencils.

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

I stamped the sentiment with the same Wow Cloud 9 Embossing Powder and the smaller words with black ink. I used a small stitched rectangle from the PPP Storybook 1 die. I also embossed a Popsicle and colored it in with colored pencils. I used a Honeybee Stamp Sentiment Banner die cut from black cardstock behind the rectangle. I used some PPP Silver Jewels around the sentiment and on the banner.

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

This is a second version of the card above – I tried it two ways and liked them both, so I made them both into cards. This time I stamped them in rows across without any of them upside down using the same Wow Cloud 9 Embossing Powder. I splattered watercolor all over the background, but I didn’t let any drip this time. 

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

I cut apart the “sweet summer time” words and used them as a line. I used a banner from the SSS Sentiment Labels dies and Doll Pink Ink. I added some PPP Jewels around the banner. 

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

I did a wash of watercolor over a piece of Ranger Watercolor Paper using blues and greens. I then stamped the small cactus stamp with Lawn Fawn inks using blue and green inks moving down the paper. 

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

I used the SSS Stitched Rectangle Dies for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment with the same three colors of inks moving downward. I added a cactus as well and colored it in with colored pencils. I finished with 3 PPP Jewels.

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

This time I created a pattern using the little slice of fruit with the drips. I figured this could be used as a lemon, a lime, a grapefruit, or an orange, so I used it as all three. I used Lawn Fawn Inks in Freshly Cut Grass, Lobster, and Carrot and colored them in with colored pencils. I turned them every which way to create the pattern. 

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

I stamped the sentiment on small stitched rectangles three times with embossing powder. I layered them over each other and added some more PPP Jewels around them. 

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

This card is another version of creating a pattern with the same fruit slice. This time I created a diagonal pattern on watercolor paper that I had painted with yellows and reds. I stamped them with Lobster and Carrot Inks and colored them in with colored pencils. 

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

I stamped the sentiment with Lobster Ink on a long stitched rectangle from the PPP Storybook 2 die.  I also stamped the sliced fruit next to the sentiment using Sunflower Ink. I went over all with colored pencils. I colored the fruit ink with colored pencils and outlined and shadowed the sentiment with colored pencils. I added some PPP Jewels around the sentiment. 

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

This is my first card that doesn’t use a background pattern! I started with an old piece of patterned paper that was in my stash and I have no idea what it is from! I then stamped the “you shine bright” stamp with black ink three times in a row. I colored the rainbows in with colored pencils. I used the SSS Scallop Stitches Die on each side of the cardstock to create a long rectangular piece. I attached this over the patterned paper.

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

I finished this card with jewels once again. This time I used all the colors of the rainbow randomly around the rainbows!

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

Don’t you love this silly avocado? I can’t say I already had an avocado stamp until now! I stamped it in a pattern with black ink using it both right side up and upside down! I colored them in with Copic Markers. I also colored the background with a Copic Marker. 

One Stamp Five Ways Summatime

I used a rectangle die-cut from white cardstock for the sentiment. I stamped the “dear friend” with black ink and the “you’re rad” with Leaf Green embossing powder. I stamped the avocado again with black ink and colored it in with colored pencils. I added some PPP Blush Jewels around the sentiment.

Although this is a smaller stamp set with smaller images, I think it has great possibilities for making many cards (8 in this case!). I love using small images to create patterns and the sky is the limit on how many options there are for a stamp set like this! Try pulling out some of your stamps and creating patterns with them to get more use out of the smaller images you may not have found a use for in the past! I hope you have fun and another warning – this pattern play is addictive! Thanks for visiting the SSS blog today! Suzy

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  1. These are all so sweet (no pun intended, however it DOES work here!) I love this Summatime set Suzy and I really don’t mind you breaking your own rule with sharing 8, just more eye candy. TFS your amazing talent!

  2. I love seeing one stamp set used in 5 (or more) ways because you never know what idea will bring on your creativity! These are all cute background ideas and perfect for summer!

  3. I love all the way you used this set, Suzy! So fun to see variety. I feel inspired to choose a set and make several cards!

  4. Super cool cards, especially the fun popsicles! The patterned paper design has inspired me to sort through my large stash of pretty papers!

  5. I love all of your cards! The avocados are super cute! Your coloring is superb with every type of medium!

  6. Wonderful, wonderful versatility! Thanks for your colorful and cheery examples! I love to try new ways!

  7. Love all of these beautifully colored cards. I love cards with backgrounds made from small stamps. They are so much fun to make and even more fun to color!! Suzy, these are fabulous!!

  8. Thanks Suzy for sharing this lovely bunch of cards using smaller stamps, I need to start doing this, they look terrific!

  9. These are all SO fun!! I want to make every single one of them this afternoon and especially love what you’ve done with the avocado and cactus cards. Beautiful job!

  10. Great array of fun cards. I love the first one best as I love all the different images stamped all over.

  11. Good use of a stamp set, sometimes I get stuck on one image and that is all I use. I need to try harder. I already follow by email.

  12. Never seen happy pears before. Haha. Fun.
    The cactus card has really surprised me as it’s my favourite x

  13. I am very impressed! This is a wonderful way to create backgrounds for cards! There are so many times I need a backgrounds but don’t have quite what I need! Making my own never would have occurred to me. Thank you!

  14. So creative! So fun to see all the different looks created. Loved the ideas for using small stamps.

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