Wednesday, 6 July 2011

One Stamp, 6 different ways. Pt 5 & 6

Hi everyone. Well, here we go with the finale of using one stamp in 6 different ways.
I must say that I've enjoyed playing around with this stamp, but I think It's time to put it away for this year and move on to something else.. But not before I share with you the final 2 cards made with it..
Both were pretty simple to make, well to be honest, so were the other 4.. When it comes to churning out the Crimbo cards, quick and easy is defo the way to go.. But I have started very early this year so hopefully I will have more time later in the year to do something a little more extravagant!! mmmmmm, we'll see!!Anyway, for the 5th card in the series,after stamping, colouring and glazingI cut around the image using a die from the Marianne Creatables set Frame Circles (LR0112). This is the same set of dies I used for the Swirls in card #3..I added some Jimmy Gems to the flower centres and put it to one side whilst I prepared my base card.I cut a piece of patterned Vellum 5 3/4" x 5 3/4"and mounted it onto a piece of Blue card stockand then onto my base card. Adding the Frame and the stamped image to the centre of the card.I then cut out some Snowflake shapes from the Spellbinders Set Snowflake Wonder (S4-085) in some Blue Glitter cardand applied them in between the flower shapes of the Frame Die..Me thinks that the "Snow Cuddles" (name of the stamp!) couple look quite cosy in their little igloo!! And there we go, that's #5!!Now for #6!yada, yada, yada re the stamping, colouring and glazing of the image!This time I cut the image out using the Spellbinders Wonky Squares die..A much underrated die in my collection. Must try and use it a bit more...I then punched around a 5" Square piece of White card stock using the Martha Stewart Vintage Floral Punch (M40-60043, aka Deco Flowers).Matting it onto a piece of Lilac Glitter card and adding a few Gems.Mounting the image in the middle.I then cut a Snowflake from the Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder Set (S4-085)and attached it to the imagebefore mounting the whole thing onto my base card to complete, not only this project!, but all 6!!! Yeah finito!!!Well done if you have followed all 6, which one was your favourite?? For me, it has to be # em!, #2..I think you'll agree, 6 totally different looks, using just the one image.. Why not give it a go with one of your stamps!!!
Anyway, thanks for checking us out, and for those who are coming along to our Christmas in July event at the weekend, I'll see you there..


  1. I've loved them all Andy although I think #1 & #6 are probably my faves (love the colours).

    The "Wonky Squares" dies are certainly very useful - might have to add them to my list for the next members day.

    Toni :o)

  2. Number 6 was definitely my favourite. Well done on the diversity of designs from one image. Perhaps something we should all have a go at!

  3. Wow, thanks for all the inspiration, great cards.

  4. I have really enjoyed this series and got lots of ideas from it. For me I can't decide between number 2 and number 4 I really love both of those.
    Kim xXx