one stamp, nine cards

Hello crafty friends. I’ve been super busy making cards using this really versatile Lanterns stamp set from Pink and Main. With New Year just around the corner, I thought this would be a wonderful way to see out the year.

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This layered stamp set has lanterns with floral designs that you stamp separately. I’ve taken advantage of this to make several floral cards as well as the lantern cards. Also, the matching dies work really well for sentiment strips, so they’ll make an appearance here too, in many different ways. This post first appeared on the Pink and Main blog, as I am a design team member, but I really wanted to share them here too, as I had so much fun, and I’m really pleased with how many different designs I could come up with.

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These first two cards, above and below, both use the lanterns as a whole and a fairly small colour palette. The lanterns were stamped all at once for all of the cards in this post, so that I could set up my stamp positioner once and stamp them all out.

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I’ve made a video charting the process of designing and making multiple cards from one set. Hopefully it will be an inspiration to you to see what you can do with lots of different stamp sets so that you get the most from your precious stamps. All of the exact colors of inks etc are listed in the video description, so if you’re interested in that, or if you’re someone who’d rather see things done than read about them, I hope you find the video helpful.

You can see the video here:

This next card uses heat embossing in white and gold as well as some gold thread to give a very clean and simple look. The background panel was cut out using a stitched rectangle die.

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The next three cards all use the flower centres from the lanterns on their own. They make lovely background papers and also focal elements, even without the lanterns surrounding them!

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This card below uses a window technique, and all of the design elements other than the sentiment are on the inside of the card. From the front, you only see one lantern, but when you open the card, there are three!

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I wanted to make a card that showed the lanterns lighting up the night sky, so by adding some dark blue and black to the background panel, and using gold embossing, these lanterns are now shining into the dark.

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Finally, I made a rainbow cascade of watercolour paints, before repeat stamping one of the flowers and heat embossing it in white. This card looks quite different to the rest, but was not hard to make.

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I hope that you have been inspired to look closely at your stamps to see the possibilities, and that you’ll be encouraged to get out some stamps and have a play. If you’ve enjoyed this card set, and would like to see more, I have all my cards on my Instagram page here.

Until next time,

See you in 2021!!

Blessings,

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.

Pink and Main Ergonomic Blending Brush
Pink and Main Ergonomic Blending Brush
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P&M
Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 1
Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 1
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Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 2
Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 2
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My Sweet Petunia Original MISTI
My Sweet Petunia Original MISTI
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SBC | B
Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb card
Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb card
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SBC
Pink and Main mini Ergonomic Blender Brush
Pink and Main mini Ergonomic Blender Brush
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Fabriano Artistico extra white watercolour block
Fabriano Artistico extra white watercolour block
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B
Daniel Smith Watercolour
Daniel Smith Watercolour
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B
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Ranger Perfect Pearls
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SBC
Altenew Metallic Watercolour set
Altenew Metallic Watercolour set
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
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Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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Versafine Onyx black Ink
Versafine Onyx black Ink
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Paper Rose Ink Bubblegum
Paper Rose Ink Bubblegum
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PRS
Altenew warm and Cosy inks mini
Altenew warm and Cosy inks mini
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ALT
Altenew Summer Afternoon Inks mini
Altenew Summer Afternoon Inks mini
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ALT
Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon
Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon
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Pink and Main Lanterns stamp
Pink and Main Lanterns stamp
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Pink and Main Lanterns die
Pink and Main Lanterns die
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