My Three Favorite Stamp Sets

Someone asked me the other day, "What are your three favorite stamp sets?"  I replied, "I only get three?  Get real!"

I can't do it.  I can't come up with only three.  I usually have some current favorites, but those change as often as spring weather in New Mexico!  What I can share are my three favorite sets for focal point images today.

I'm sure it's no surprise to you that my favorite focal points are flower images.  If I could only have three in my collection, I'd have to choose Elements of Style, Apothecary Art, and Fabulous Florets.  But if you ask me next week, that will probably change!

Elements of Style from Stampin' Up!1.  Elements of Style is a classically elegant set, and a perennial favorite of mine.  Not only does it have two lovely focal point images, it also has a beautiful flourish that I often use for backgrounds.  In addition there are two sentiments in the set that I'm fond of.

Here's one of my favorite cards using this set.  I really like coloring images, and the floral in this set is great for that.  The faux pearl technique was done with Frost White Shimmer Paint.

Elements of Style with Faux Pearl Technique

Apothecary Art from Stampin' Up!
2.  Apothecary Art is a new set and a current favorite for a couple reasons.  First, the images are wonderful for coloring, and second, they coordinate with the Labels Framelits. Plus I love the vintage feel of these stamps.

The sentiments fit in the banners of the two largest images.  The center of the smallest image can be punched out with the 1" Circle Punch and popped up on the label with Dimensionals, or can be used alone as in the project below.

You can see the March Mad Stampers Club projects here, which feature the largest of these images.  My newsletter subscribers got the instructions for this Springtime Fancy Favor a couple weeks ago.  Isn't that a sweet little tag?

Fancy Favor Die from Stampin' Up!

Fabulous Florets from Stampin' Up!3.  My third pick for current favorites has to be Fabulous Florets.  This is a highly versatile set, and I have made cards in a wide variety of styles with it.

I often use the small leaf stamp with images from other sets that don't have leaves. And I love the quote from e.e. cummings.

I showed you a card with Fabulous Florets yesterday, with a backgound I did with Simply Scored.  The card below has a very different feel to it.

Fabulous Florets from Stampin' Up!

Are you like me, and your favorites keep changing?  Or do you have some best-loved sets that you reach for most often?  Leave a comment and share YOUR three favorite stamp sets.

 

 

One Response to My Three Favorite Stamp Sets

  1. Martha Ludeking March 28, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    My three favorite stamp sets change according to my mood, the season, and occasion for the card. However, my current top three are: Creative Elements, Nature Walk, and Just Believe. I see a theme!
    I don’t get to your site everyday, but sure do enjoy it! Thanks!

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