Thursday, 30 June 2011

One Stamp, 6 different ways.. Pt 1

Hi Everyone.. Well, we all have them, but how often to you actually use the same stamp more than once? Obviously, some you will use more than others.So, over the next few posts I wanted to share with you some projects I have made using the same image. But, by changing the colours used can make each project so individual...
So, here we go with the first one...Now I know they are not traditional Christmas colours, but I'm in a bit of a Monochromatic, non Christmassy colour mode at the moment!Firstly, I stamped my image using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and coloured it in using my Copic Pens.. Of course the image had to have a glaze of Glossy Accents to bring it to life!I then cut out the image using the largest shape from the Standard Circles Small set of Nesties, I also cut a shape from the co ordinating set of Scalloped Circles small in some Copper coloured Mirror card. Again, I used the largest sized Scallop.And then matt and layered the two shapes together..I then punched a border in the Copper Mirror card using the Martha Stewart Footlights Border Punch (M42-40087).This strip and the stamped image were attached to my base card.Next, I cut and embossed some leaf shapes using the Spellbinders Foliage Die (S4-328).. Just to point out, this set of dies has 6 different leaf shapes. One of which is a single leaf and another which is the same leaf shape but on a branch.To save myself some time, as I needed several of the small leaf shapes, I cut out several of the branch shapes and just snipped the leaves off of the branch.. Five leaves for the effort of cutting one!! Don't ask my why they look Pink in this picture; they were Beige when I cut them out..I attached the leaves to some pre made Prima Flowers (#548186) which I had also added a few Pine Leaves to, which had been punched out using the Martha Stewart Pine Leaf Punchand then applied them to the card to complete the project...So, that's the first one down, check back soon for part two.
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  1. Aaaaah! sweet,I really like these, perhaps we should have a contest and see how many different cards we can make from one stamp ... Yeah! I know who'd win!!! 'Simples' is gonna be my theme again this year for Christmas so keep 'em coming Andy ... and thanks for sharing.

    Renee xx

  2. oh, this is fabulous! thank you for sharing your crafting expertise and worthy frugal tips ...looking forward to your part 2 of this project.
    Thumbs Up!

  3. Andy, I love this 'bronzy', 'coppery' colour scheme and I think it makes a perfect base for a not so traditional Christmas card. I think the card is super and I can't wait to see what you come up with for the other toppers you have made.

    Toni :o)

  4. Love the cute image - beautifully coloured and colour matching roses too.

    Thanks for entering our challenge over on ABC Christmas Challenge

    Jayne xx

  5. Cute! I love copper in Christmas cards.

  6. Love the look of all the different colors with the same stamp and cant wait to see the rest of the cards. What stamp set is that?


  7. I loooooove the copper on this card I'm going to get me some! I love this image so cute! Thanks for playing along with the abc Christmas challenge.

  8. What a fab idea. Just one stamp and see how many different cards one can make.
    Love your first one, the brown looks beautiful and the Glossy Accents really does add that little something extra.
    Cally x

  9. Gorgeous card, Andy! I love the cute image and the layout with the copper mirror card looks fab! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

  10. Oh these are just beautiful, love the copper colour of this one.
    Can I ask what the name of the image is please?
    Kim xXx

  11. Great card Andy! love these cute show couple, Thanks for playing the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, really hope we see you next challenge too! hugs Samantha

    Ps it would be great if you would join us in the great quest to turn off word verification too :0)

  12. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x