Saturday, November 2, 2013

One Stamp, Three Ways!

Good morning! 

It's my day to post for Scraptownlady, and another lovely Flourishes set called to me. I thought I would show you how much fun it is to use a stamp set in different ways.  Here are my cards:

The first card was created by simply coloring the image, mounting it on a piece of pretty designer paper, and adhering it to the card base.

For this card, the image was stamped with a colored distress ink.  Next, the sentiment was stamped in a darker distress ink, directly over the image.  The panel was mounted on pretty paper, then adhered to card base.

Last, but not least, I masked off the upper portion of this card.  The beautiful image was stamped repeatedly in black ink, until the lower portion was covered nicely. A pretty black ribbon, and a few pearls were the perfect finishing touches!

Designer's Tip:  Don't be afraid to think outside the box!  Just because it's a flower image, doesn't mean it has to be colored and 'over'embellished! 

Don't forget to do some of your Christmas Shopping at Scraptownlady!  She has beautiful papers, stamps, embellishments, tools, and much more!  You can find small stocking stuffer items, or larger items like dies! You can also become a follower of the Scraptownlady Blog!  There is new inspirations from Cheryl, and the DT several days each week!

Thanks for stopping by today!  It is an exciting weekend for us.  We are soon to be first-time grandparents, and our daughter is flying in from Germany tomorrow, for her one and only baby shower!  Her in-laws are flying in from Phx., and our son and his fiance from Calif., so it should be a wonderful weekend filled with friends and family!  I've been MIA lately, as I've been busy creating, cooking, cleaning...you know the routine!  Will have lots of photos next week!

Patti J.

Scraptownlady Supplies:
Flourishes 'Picking Wildflowers
Snug Hug Seam Binding - Black
EZ Runner Permanent Two Sided Adhesive
Kaiser Craft Pearls - Black
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms - Bushel - Designer Paper
Little Yellow Bicycle 'Vintage Summer' Paper

Other Supplies:
Black Ink
Perfect Layers Rulers (see sidebar for details!)
White Cardstock (generic)

23 comments:

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, fab cards Patti - amazing how different your stamp looks in each card.
Have a wonderful time with your family, I'm sure you are so excited to meet The Bump :)

Auntie Em said...

Love your three different card ideas Patti! They are all so pretty but so different. I like all of them.
Thanks for sharing these great ideas! :)

Glittered Paws said...

Pretty pretty - love the one stamped in lt distress ink and then the sentiment overstamped - great idea for a stunning card. Great job again this week even with your "hectic" schedule.

Donna said...

Beaytiful cards! I like using and seeing a stampset used several ways! Have a great time today, post some pictures of the showere, esp. Your creations.

Donna said...

Beaytiful cards! I like using and seeing a stampset used several ways! Have a great time today, post some pictures of the showere, esp. Your creations.

Susie said...

All 3 are beautiful.

Amy Johnson said...

Such beautiful cards!

Cheryl W said...

I love all three of your cards, Patti! Thanks for the reminder to think differently about using stamps. I need to do more of this!

*Vicki* said...

All of them are absolutely beautiful! I always love to try and get the most from my stamps too!! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend! HUGS :)

Laurie Unger said...

Great cards Patti! all of them are wonderful and love how you showcased the different ways to use the same stamp. TFS

Laurie Unger said...

Great cards Patti! all of them are wonderful and love how you showcased the different ways to use the same stamp. TFS

Bonnie Weiss said...

Like them all but REALLY like the black and white one.

Beth Norman said...

You're so right that we must think outside the box, and you certainly showed us how to do that very well. Not only is your colouring out of this world, so is the way you stamped the flowers two other ways. I don't think outside the box enough. Thanks for the inspiration.

Iris said...

Lovely cards

Emily Thubbron said...

Patti,
These are beautiful. I think my fav is the black and white one. I love how the same stamp can look so different. Congrats Grammy. I know you are super excited. Especially to have your family in for a visit. Can't wait to see those pics.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Patti, Both card are outstanding. Gorgeous coloring and a fab crisp, clean design on the first. Your black and white card is so classy and elegant -- truly inspiring. How you are doing well!

Dawn Carlyle said...

So creative - thanks for the stamping tips!!!!

Pam said...

All three of your cards are beautiful Patti! It's almost hard to believe that it's the same stamp! Goes to show how versatile stamps are!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

Patti, hello! I just discovered your blog all full of the prettiest cards, these are stars among them. Your coloring and design is amazing. You have a new follower and follower by email. Can't wait to receive your posts.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Now that is what I call a real triple play! You did great work with that Flourishes set.

Curt in Indy said...

What a great example of the many looks you can get from a stamp. You did an awesome job showing such variations. I know you are enjoying time with your family. I hope you are having a blast and building some great forever memories. Best, Curt

Shirley said...

Are you talented or what!! I couldn't pick which card I like most! Love how you demoed how to make an image stretch! Good to be able to hop when I want!

Glenda Atkins said...

Three wonderful cards Patti! I love how you showed three different ways of using the same stamp. Neat!
hugs
Glenda