Zest for Life Stamps - Easy Peasy Card Ideas
The Zest for Life Stamps consist of plenty of classy citrus images and versatile quotes for all occasions.
Our 6×8″ sheets of clear stamps are made in the USA, come ready to use, and work well with any type of acrylic block or stamping platform.
Stampers, consider subscribing to our POPs (packs of panels). For just $5, we'll include a half pound of papers trimmed to approximately 4x6" in your monthly shipment. These are useful for guilt-free layering, die cutting, embossing, etc. I use them liberally in my card making!
After just a few hours of playtime (I get to refer to this as "work"), I had a nice start on some stamp inspiration. I can't wait to see what you create with the Zest for Life Stamps!
Begin by stamping the sentiment repeatedly along the right edge of an Orange panel with India Black ink. It works well to place the panel on the grid of our Grid Paper Pad, and the stamp on a block with an etched grid, as well. Use the grid of the pad and the grid of the mounting block to ensure the repetitions of the image are perfectly aligned.
Next, mask off the text strip with scrap paper, and stamp the orange image onto the remaining areas. Sponge ink across the edges of the mask to differentiate the areas more clearly.
Stamp the solid image onto a white panel with Leaf ink. Next, align the detailed image over the solid and stamp with black ink. Finish with a stamped sentiment and wrap the panel with gingham ribbon. Layer onto additional panels stamped with coordinating inks.
Stamp the solid lime image onto a Lime panel with Moss ink. Add the detail image with White Pigment ink, and finish with a sentiment. Wrap with gingham ribbon. Form a bow with gingham and adhere to the stretched ribbon.
If you have a citrus-themed embossing folder, add texture to an Orange panel and rubbed the raised surfaces directly with ink. Add the sentiment and orange slice to a cropped White strip and attach with foam adhesive circles.
This card couldn't be more simple to create! Simply stamp the orange slice randomly onto a white panel and fill in the open areas with the "pucker up" sentiment. With Valentine's Day coming soon, try creating a similar look with your very own "lip print"! Tie the panel with orange/white twine.
The little lemon/leaf collage makes a complete wreath when stamped four times. Think of a "clock", and stamp at twelve, three, six and nine to make a full circle. Add a sentiment, wrap the corners of the stamped panel with ribbon, and layer onto a folded card base.
Stamp the wedge "fill" image randomly onto a panel (with a deeper color than I chose), and then stamp the detailed image on top the solid with black ink. Add a row of enamel dots to a black strip and adhere near the top edge of the card with a matted sentiment.
This sentiment is my favorite. It's so perfect for SO many things. Send to a friend in need of a smile, because it's sure to do the trick! Stamp the solid citrus wedge image at the top of a white panel and add the detail with black ink. Mat the panel with Black and Dk. Yellow, and layer onto an Orange folded card base. Done.
Grab a few flavors of washi tape from your stash and add layer across the bottom right corner of a white panel. Fit the sentiment as shown and finish with two sets of three enamel dots. Again . . . so easy, and so eye catching! This card can easily be duplicated in high quantities and can bee used for countless occasions.
I'm looking forward to spreading a lot of joy with my Zest for Life stamps!