Thursday, September 17, 2009

Playin' with my new stamps

I got some new stamps & accessories this week - Medallion BG and 1 1/4" striped grograin from the big catalog and Twick or Tweet and Platinum Shimmer Paint from the Holiday mini catalog. All 3 cards also use the Baroque Border wheel from the big catalog, and all 3 main images are stamped on watercolor paper that was first colored with an AquaPainter to create an "ombre" effect.

I wanted to challenge myself to create very different cards using the same stamps & layout...this is the result:

I used Soft Suede, Read Red and Very Vanilla cs for this card. I used basically the same technique on the Medallion stamp as before, inking it first with Chocolate Chip ink before highlighting with the shimmer paint. The "Peace Love Joy" stamp is from the All Holidays set, and the pine cone image is from the Autumn Days set.

For this card I used the same layout & techniques as the Christmas card, I just changed the colors to Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery and Basic Black, and changed the image to "Ghostly Greetings" from the Twick or Tweet stamp set.
For this card I used Dusty Durango, Certainly Celery and Basic Black cs. I inked the Medallion stamp w/Basic Black ink then dabbed the shimmer paint on to highlight before stamping. I used Blender Pens and Stampin' Pastels to color the pumpkins, and wrapped a punched scalloped circle with silver cord to create the embellishment.

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