The new April Showers Stamp Set and Dies feature the coolest patterned cloud stamps. Patterned stamps are my jam and I love the texture and interest they add to any hand made card. Let's look at various ways to use the clouds and their coordinating dies!
I made this one layer clean and simple card and it was so simple. Just using the color combo of Cummerbund, Serenade and Drive-In to stamp the background, this card feel like gazing up at a serene blue sky. I popped on one of the sentiments and viola! This card is done. It would be fun to make a couple of these with different shades of blues and different sentiments.
Here is another card I did on a video last week using the die cuts to add a bit of extra pop. The little rain drop stamp is oh-so-sweet and I love how these sentiments just really bring it all together. I added the little hedgehog from the Puddle Play Stamp Set as a focal point to this sweet and subtile card.
Here's one from Erika just using the April Showers Dies for the cloud element. She stamped the raindrops and sentiment from the Pitter Patterns Stamp Set in a color combo using blues from the A Little Drizzle Patterned Paper that she also added as an accent. I like how she blended a touch of Cummerbund ink along the edges of her clouds to help them stand out.
And how about this stunner! Genius…Erika cut some of the sunrays from one of the patterns from our new Great Start Patterned Paper Pack!
For the rest of the card, she used the emboss resist technique for the background. The clouds were stamped and embossed in white, then blended blue inks over the top. She popped up a couple of plain cloud die cuts and used a piece of one of the clouds and some Catching Rays Ink to make the sun peeking out. This definitely will send sunshine someone's way!
These products are all now in the shop, find them by using the links below! We can't wait to see what YOU create!