Hi everyone! I’ve always been a planner, a list maker, and a person who likes to check things off. After spending last weekend at Plannercon, I’ve been re-inspired to play more in my planners. Yes, plural! However, I also wanted to incorporate it with my cardmaking. There’s a very distinct line between planners and cardmakers but lately, the lines are getting more blurred and I like it.
I usually lean towards a simple, clean and minimalistic planner style. When I came across InkByJeng, I found a company that reflected my style but the functional planner stamps can’t easily be incorporated into cardmaking. I was delighted to see that she has some stamp set illustrations that work well for both planners and cardmaking. I picked up the stamp set, Plants.
For my planner layout, I wanted to create windows and shelves for these Plants to sit on. Using the Rows & Columns Stencil from her shop, it made it super easy to plan out this layout. I love coloring with alcohol markers, but it would bleed through the pages, so I stamped all these images on a sheet of Avery Full Sheet Adhesive Label. This creates them into stickers and I can add them to my page where I see fit. I also used the Mama Elephant Sticky Notes sticky note for my main calendar and a cute sticker from Happy Planner for a quote. For the shelves, I just quickly used my Prismacolor colored pencils to color it in while giving it a woodgrain texture.
For the card portion, I found a background I created awhile back while playing with alcohol inks and it was just perfect to go along with the Plants. I colored everything the same way. I used Pink & Main Stitched Rectangles 2 for the yupo background so it can be matted on a white card base. I used the Thank You die from a pretty old Hero Arts My Monthly Hero set. I added brown cardstock to the bottom of the card, making it look like a table for the plants to sit on. To finish off the card, I added some Studio Katia Iridescent Crystals.
I really enjoyed this idea of showing the multiple uses of a stamp set, whether you do it in your planner or in a card. I hope you enjoyed it too and I hope to share more posts like this in the future.
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STAMP SET(S): InkByJeng Plants, Mama Elephant Sticky Notes
DIES: *Pink & Main Stitched Rectangles 2, Hero Arts MMH May 2016
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
MISCELLANEOUS: Yupo Paper, Avery Full Sheet Adhesive Label, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Studio Katia Iridescent Crystals, InkByJeng Rows & Columns Stencil