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Me: Welcome to my second post of the day.
You: I didn’t know you had two posts today!
Me: Oh!? You didn’t!?
You: Nope.
Me: Well you better get to scrolling and check out my earlier post!
You: Well, of course I will!
Me: Thanks! That makes me so happy! *big smile*
Now that you’ve checked out the other post –  I’ll let you take a gander at this one.
This post is all about challenging myself to use one stamp set in two different ways. 
I chose to use the Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers: Carnation stamp set. 
I love this stamp set, especially because I can color in the flowers and use the Tombow Watercolor Markers that I was given by a good friend (thanks Jenni & Austin!!)
My first take on these carnations stamps is a vintage-inspired card. 
I used the PTI Text Styles II stamp set to create the faded background, which I think lends perfectly to the vintage feel.  Those bright red carnations are just the right pop of color and I added some glitter to the edges for some much needed sparkle.
My next iteration of the YOF: Carnation is a card with a modern feel. I was inspired by one of my favorite accessory stores – Henri Bendel. Their gift boxes and shopping bags feature a simple, yet stunning brown and white striped pattern. I just love it.
I used the solid stripe from PTI Faux Ribbon to create the black and white striped background. And of course a little glitter was in order for the edges of the flowers.
So there we are – two takes on the same flower and the same layout. Both of these cards make me smile and I’m so happy to have shared them with you!
Have a great day.
Supplies (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted):
Vintage Inspiration
Stamps: Mat Stack 1 stamp set, Text Style II
Paper: Fine Linen, Vintage Cream
Ink: True Black
Other: Martha Stewart glitter, Tombow Watercolor Markers, gold studs (manufacturer unknown)
Modern Inspiration
Stamps: Mat Stack 1 stamp set, Faux Ribbon
Paper: True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Stamper’s Select White,
Ink: True Black
Other: Martha Stewart glitter, Tombow Watercolor Markers, black rhinestones

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2 thoughts on “Two Takes on Year of Flowers: Carnations

  1. Oh I love when it’s a double header day at Damask Love. Yay! I love the boldness of your second card–the stripes, the sparkle, and that bright pink. It’s simply fabulous!

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