Stamping the same stamp multiple times can yield a lovely design. The repetition can be in a nice straight line, at random, or in some interesting pattern. But repetition can be your friend.
To make this card, I used two different shades of purple and repeatedly stamped the lovely lavender branch from Gina K's Elegant Florals set. The two shades add depth and dimension to the design in a pretty effortless way. Note the unevenness of the repetition...the tops of the lavender go up and down, which creates movement (interest) rather than stasis (boredom).
After trimming the stamped panel down a bit, I stamped the sentiment directly onto it and immediately regretted the decision.
But remember. There are no mistakes in stamping, only opportunities for embellishment*. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of card stock, let it dry, cut it down, and popped it over the original sentiment. Yay!
To add some interest to the design, I used a Wink of Stella pen. You can't tell, can you? Sigh. The idea of the Wink of Stella pen and the reality as one is wielded by me are two very different things. There just doesn't seem to be enough winking. If someone knows what I'm doing wrong, please tell me.
But even without obvious winking, I adore this card. Purple is a color of mourning, or at least it was to Victorians. And I need to stock up on sympathy cards.
stamps: Gina K Elegant Florals
ink: Hero Arts passion flower, Memento grape jelly, Memento Luxe tuxedo black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Wink of Stella clear pen, craft foam, glue
*This is a lie. There are indeed mistakes, and that's why my trash can fills up so quickly. But you can sometimes recover from mistakes by covering them up as I did here.