Distinktive Stamps Inspire Toile Themed Card [Tutorial]

Distinktive Stamps

Have you heard of Stampin’ Up!’s new Distinktive stamps? The stamp lays down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth.  Just ink the surface lightly for a perfect photographic finish. The process for creating this type of rubber stamp is such a revolutionary process that Stampin’ Up! has a patent pending!!


Distinktive stamps


Do you like fabric patterns? I love them!! Distinktive stamps lend themselves very well to a toile inspired card. I draw inspiration from many places. When I saw the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set it reminded me of toile. “Toile de Jouy, sometimes abbreviated to simply toile, is a type of decorating pattern consisting of a white or off-white background on which a repeated pattern depicting a fairly complex scene, generally of a pastoral theme such as a couple having a picnic by a lake or an arrangement of flowers. The pattern portion consists of a single color, most often black, dark red, or blue. Toile is most associated with fabrics (curtains and upholstery in particular, especially chintz), though toile wallpaper is also popular.” (Wikipedia)

Here is a great article I read on toile that you may enjoy reading.

Toile de Jouy: What Is It And How Do You Really Pronounce It?

What was my influence?

I was a tall, skinny child growing up and it was next to impossible for my mom to find pants that fit me. She loved to sew and so she would make pants for me. I always enjoyed going to the fabric store to pick out fabric for them with her. Later, she taught me to sew and then I made my own outfits. When my children when they were young I enjoyed making clothing for them.. I especially enjoyed making Halloween costumes. My exposure to fabric and my experiences led me to pursue a BFA from UNT where I studied Fibers, Ceramics, Jewelry and Metalsmithing. I hope you enjoy making this card with the Distinktive stamps, Heartfelt Blooms.

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Distinktive stamps

Distinktive Stamps

 The Project:

Step 1:

Cut your pieces.

  • Thick Very Vanilla card stock: 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Night of  Navy card stock: 3 7/8” X 5 1/8”
  • Very Vanilla card stock: 5” x 3 ¾”, die cut 1 5/8” square

Step 2:

Stamp your images.

  • Stamp the flower bouquet in Marina Mist on the 5” x 3 ¾” Very Vanilla piece 4 times.
  • Then, stamp “Thinking of You” in Marina Mist on the die cut square piece, turned to make a diamond.

Step 3:

Color the ribbon.

  • Cut a piece of organza ribbon 6” long.
  • Using the Night of Navy (light) Stampin’ Blends marker  color the Whisper White organza ribbon.

Click here to see another card I created with the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.

Step 4:

Putting it all together.

  • Adhere the stamped piece to the Night of Navy card stock.
  • Next, adhere the layered Night of Navy piece to the card base.
  • Adhere die cut “Thinking of You” piece with dimensionals in the top right corner.
  • Tie a bow with the ribbon and use a glue dot to adhere the bow above the stamped sentiment.

Distinktive stamps

Recipe: Paper. Images. Embellishments.

Paper: Very Vanilla Thick, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla card stock

Images: Heartfelt Blooms stamp set and Marina Mist ink pad

Embellishments: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Whisper White Organza Ribbon and Night of Navy (light) Stampin’ Blends marker

Extras: Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Snail and Glue Dots

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Lois Avellanet
Creativity Coach
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