Happy Friday Friends! Today Meghan Peterson aka Periwinklestudio is in the house sharing some planner happiness and a floral card using our new August release stamps. Such a treat to have her talent her today!!
Hello everyone, thanks for joining me today! I am so excited to be a guest designer for The Stamp Market’s August release! It is such a pretty, versatile and useful release! My passion is definitely card-making, but as a planner and a list maker, I was so excited to see the “Plan It” stamp set. It allows for efficient and strategic planning with some cute borders to spruce up your lists and planners. However, to me, I can’t not make even the most basic things pretty, so I used many of their stamp set releases to make myself a pretty set of notebook pages specifically for my creative ideas and, more importantly, a list of cards I need to send out! Perfect for us card-makers. Plus, at the end, I’ll share the photo of the card I sneaked on Instagram.
For my pages, I first stamped the smaller plaid image from the “Just Checking In” stamp set a couple times. I love this set because you can create plaid backgrounds or accents in *four* different sizes. Then to add another layer at the top border, I stamped with the scatter polka dots underneath the plaid, from edge to edge. These are from the “Gift For You” stamp set.Then to fill in the gap next to the plaid, I took out the “Flower Market” and stamp the bottom layer of the leaves in two different distress oxide colors, and then the outline on top. I then added an accent leaf. I did everything above to both pages.
I then stamped my headings for each page from the “Plan It” stamp set: “make this” on the first page, and “get it Done” on the second. I added some accent leaves on either side to help make it look like a header. I then stamped my list titles: “crafty ideas” and “happy mail list” and added lines with a ruler and a ball point pen. I then added the cute little checkboxes and check-hearts for some added prettiness and I just love that feeling of getting to check something off don’t you?
Then I began to work on the bottom edge, building up a garden of flowers and leaves.
After stamping the outline images, I took a small dauber to my distress oxide inks and blended two colors for the flowers and two colors of the leaves. I wanted the ink to not be perfectly inside the lines for a slightly organic look. At this point, if this was a card, I would add some embellishments around the flowers – however, I need my journal to be flat so I found that the circle in the “Plan It” set would be perfect for adding a few dots around the flowers and leaves and was very happy!
So as you can see it’s very pretty –and you can get much more room for lists if you skipped the garden at the bottom haha. But for me, the prettier my school supplies or lists are, the more motivated I am to use them. The “Plan It” stamp set also comes with many great words for planning your entire week from appointments to payment due to “Dreams + Goals”. This would be great for just creative journaling as well!
And last but not least, here is one of the cards I made using the “Flower Market” set and the hello from the “Just Checking In” set. This card goes very well with the my color scheme today. The flowers in this set have images that are great for the off-center stamping technique, that can give a unique look. I also adore this hello because it’s beautiful and very big! I stamped it twice, once slightly off center to give it even a more brushy look. Each bottom base of the small flower was stamped with two distress ink colors and with a spritz of water for a watercolor look. Then the outline image helps to define the more abstract images and gives it a playful vibe. I love cards that are just meant to say hello – no special occasion needed and they’re so much fun to send and receive!
Well I hope my projects helped inspire you with ways to use this release! Thanks again for joining me, and I’ll have more to share soon!