Friday, September 27, 2013

Three ways to look at the same stamp

Oriental Stamp Art (Yahoo Group) has so much inspiration and so many challenges and tips.  One tip by RLI (aka Margo) is to use a stamp in three ways.  I combined that challenge with the weekly sketch challenge and the monthly technique challenge- make a frame around your card.
 This is the card I made for the weekly sketch. I used a bamboo embossing folder, highlighted the raised area with Artichoke ink, and added black cardstock over that (Cuttlebug Highlight). The image is fussy cut and layered with dimensionals on the circle.

The image was a gift for joining in a swap. I colored it with Distress markers for all three of the cards. After coloring and stamping, I took a paintbrush and smoothed out the color a tad.

 Next, I made a couple of cards for the Frame challenge for September.
 This technique is called Simply Framed and I learned it from the Technique Junkies. I watercolored a bit more on this card, adding a shadow around the bird and floral images and creating a little dimension. The cardstock is called Confetti and is a bit vanilla with flecks in it. I did a bit of masking on the flowers for the upper Rt corner, but was pleased with the way they came out.

 For this frame, I stamped the image first. Next I placed a post-it note over the image and sponged around the edge. I added a Kanji image from Stonehouse Stamps , and an embossed image by About Art Accents. The embossing Powder is shimmery. Harmony is also from About Art Accents.

One stamp, three cards, three ways.  2 challenges. One happy stampin Camper : )

Challenges- heck ya!!!
365 Cards- day 266- paint brushed
Cut it Up- Use circles & Die Cuts
Inspire Me Fridays- Anything Goes.  Use a stamp three ways : )
Sister Act- Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe- Die cuts/ Punches

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

Wow Shelly - these are great - love the challenge of using the one stamp three ways!!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous designs. One cant believe that the same image can look so different.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

All three of your cards are just lovely. Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Challenges Going in Circles Challenge!


June Houck said...

Shelly, I like all three versions! The embossing is stunning on the first card and the circles are perfect for our Going In Circles challenge at Cut It Up. Beautifully done :)

Donna said...

How gorgeous! And I love all three. It's amazing how the same stamp can look so different given different colors and layout! You really nailed this one!

Joanne Travis said...

All are so gorgeous, Shelly. I really love the one in the middle!

Migdalia said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
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Karli said...

Beautiful! As soon as I pick a fave one I change my mind & pick another one & I change my mind again~ luv them all!

jimlynn said...

ALL of these are so pretty Shelly! VERY elegant looking!

Terry said...

Three times beautiful is what I see! What a gorgeous stamp and you have used it in grand fashion! Love them all! Happy Weekend!

Michele said...

absolutely beautiful designs Shelly! xo

Penny said...

Wow, you made three gorgeous cards with this one stamp! My very favorite is your second card--utterly fantastic! :^)
Hugs, Penny

MiamiKel said...

Fantastic, Shelly! I love the softness to your cards, they just bring out such a serene, peaceful feeling!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Great group of cards. You really took Simply Framed to the next level.

Unknown said...

I'm loving all of these cards. As usual, you did an awesome job of creating. Beth is right about the Simply Framed card - it is stunning.

Michelle said...

These are just beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafter's Cafe.

Juliet A said...

This cards are wonderful - your coloring is top-nitch, and you really know how to accent color, too!

Margaret said...

Wow! These are all fabulous, but I'm so blessed and lucky to have received that bottom one from you. I absolutely love it. It's so pretty with the soft green and the embossed sparkly squares around it.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What pretty cards... love the variety of ways that you used the image!

Mollie said...

Beautiful cards! Love the layout and the colors you used! Thanks for playing along with us over at Cut It Up!

2amscrapper said...

such pretty cards!

Unknown said...

All of your projects are beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up!

Angeline Choo said...

Love the bamboo background and the chinese characters!

Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge

-Angeline DT

flossbite said...

Superb cards! Thanks so much for joining us at The Crater's Cafe challenge blog.
Hugs Fiona x