Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Easter - Use Stamp Different Ways


If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr.
                                                                             -------------------Martin Delany


Hi, Friends....

I'm here with a quick post to share a card I made inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use a Stamp Multiple Ways.

I used my brand-new Studio 490 Build a Blossom stamp set to stamp my flower and my leaves on watercolor paper and heat embossed with white.  Then I watercolored them with Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry and Evergreen Bough.  I apologize for the poor photography.  The leaves are very pale, but not thaaaaaat pale!!!  You can see them a bit better in the photo below.

I used the same leaf stamp as a background stamp in my sentiment panel, also using Evergreen Bough ink.


I used some pieces from my DCWV - The Solstice stack for backgrounds on both panels. I also put a piece of vellum behind the flower and leaves to mute the patterned paper color a bit.


Here you can see my sentiment panel with the stamp used as the background.  I inked up the stamp and then misted it slightly.  I stamped off on some other paper first, and then stamped it multiple times for this piece.

The sentiment is from a retired set from Clear Dollar Stamps - Easter Blessings.  

Hope you like my card, despite the poor photos.  I edited this post to add some more challenges!
See you later..........and have a great week!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenge(s):
1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use a Stamp in Multiple Ways
2. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - March 2015 - Stamping
3. Wow! Embossing Powder March 2015 Challenge - Mood Board - Spring


4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
5. DL.Art Thankful Thursday #153 - Easter (alt Thank You)
6. Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge #193 - Any Holiday

14 comments:

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is stunning! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

Lucy C said...

Heat embossing then watercoloring is one of my favorite techniques to use. Your flower came out lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

A lovely card. I love how you've used the stamp for the background. xx

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like your use of vellum and the stamp as the background for the sentiment.

Daniella said...

Awesome work! I love the different ways you stamped this! The vellum was a great touch too!
xxDaniella

Janis said...

Thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by on your rounds!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Lucy!!! I love that technique, too.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Liz! I liked how that worked out as a background, too. I tried doing a background with the flower stamp.....DISASTER!! Ha. This worked a lot better!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Sue! I sure have been seeing you in the winner's circle a lot lately! Yay!!! I appreciate your lovely comments!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Daniella!!! I started prepping pages on my first art journal the other day!!! Hooray!

<3
Janis

sue k said...

Beautiful card, great flower and colors. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

Sue - HIMCR DT
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Stampsnob. said...
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Stampsnob. said...

The flower on this card is lovely , your coloring is so nice ......good job................Lis

Donna Ellis said...

how pretty, and beautifully shaded, Janis! love your card! hugs, de