I'm honored to be guest designing for Kindred Stamps December release featuring the Strong Maiden stamp set. This set is near and dear to my heart and I really wanted to evoke strong emotion with my makes this month.
The first card features a fiery background made with reflective Yupo paper and alcohol inks in red, orange, and yellow. If you haven't played with alcohol inks yet, watch out! They're addictive!
"Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum" is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I added a corner adornment from Close To My Heart Baroque Boarders set.
I spritzed my stamp with water before inking it up, to give a more worn, textured look. I just love the way the corner stamp evokes flames and at the same time, elegance. I then topped the card off with some black gemstones, mounted it on mirrored black paper from Tonic Studios, and mounted it on a burnt orange card base.
For my second card, I stamped a Strong Maiden over an antique book page. I then stamped the same image on a piece of red and white card stock. I cut out the bonnet from the white card stock and the dress from the red card stock, and adhered them to the image, for some simple paper piecing. I colored the maidens hair with Zig water color markers.
I stamped the 'Resist' sentiment from the set onto card stock, distressed the base, mounted it on the same red cardstock I used for the dress, and adhered it to a tan card base.
For my final card, I wanted to incorporate the sentiment 'We've been sent good weather' and pair it with red tulips. Tulips hold a variety of meanings and I encourage you to do your own research on their symbolism in well known stories.
For this card, I created a background using the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from Sizzix for Stampin' Up! I mounted a tulip image from Local King Rubber Stamps that I colored with Local King markers and stamped on their special glossy paper. I adhered a few clear gemstones and mounted the card to white cardstock.
This set holds so much possibility and I can't wait to continue playing with it. I want to see what feelings it evokes in you! Happy Crafting!