Monday, June 27, 2011

Stamp It!

This week at the Moxie Fab World blog, Papercrafts Magazine is highlighting its newest publication called "Stamp It! Cards", and Cath has challenged us to make a card primarily using stamps.  I consider myself a stamping card maker; while I love adding all the lace and buttons and ribbons and die-cuts and other elements that you can buy out there, I always feel guilty when they make up the bulk of my cards.  Stamping is what I love and so I'm happiest when my card is constructed using only stamps.   Here is my card for the challenge, using stamps from 3 different companies:


supplies: sky blue, white, black, and red card stock, Rubber Monger #B762 birch trees background stamp, Lawn Fawn "Bannerific" (birds), Hero Arts CL129 Anytime Messages (sentiment), versafine onyx black ink and clear embossing powder, bleach and fantastix brush point coloring tool, green colored pencils

I stamped the birch trees on sky blue card stock with black ink, and heat embossed in clear.  This is a huge stamp, and I cut the finished image in half.  I used bleach to fade the tree trunks to white on the main panel (bleach doesn't bleach on all card stocks; I had to experiment a bit to find one that would).  I added a little color to the leafy parts with several green colored pencils.  Then I stamped the image again on white card stock, and cut out the largest trunk.  That and the birds were popped above the card.

28 comments:

  1. wow lyn you certainly are a stamping girl and a fabulous one at that...your card is stunning...hugs kath xxx

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  2. Wow, Lin. This is just gorgeous. I love the layers and the coloring...

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  3. wow - what an amazing job! beautiful!!!

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  4. How absolutely wonderful! First of all, I love the way you explained how stamping is what you love most about cardmaking. This is done so beautifully, Lin! Love the depth and pop of color from the sweet, red birds!

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  5. Love the vibrant colours Lin, especially the red bird! Jo x

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  6. This card truly showcased a stamper's delight!! LOVE this composition and you stamped the images with 3 different companies so beautifully! That red really pops with the stunning backdrop!

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  7. Wowsers Lin this one's a stunner! That birch forest stamp is so beautiful, and I can imagine it would be adorable to create an atmospheric nightime scene too ;)
    Rx

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  8. This is a magnificent card Lin! Love the depth of the trees and this colour combo!

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  9. Really nice, Lin. I am a huge fan of one layer cards (mostly because I'm no good at all the rest!) Love how you popped up one of the trees.

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  10. WHat a beautiful card! Love the depth you achieved!

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  11. Fabulous, those trees are absolutely gorgeous Lin and the way you have layered them gives the feel of a little coppice.

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  12. This is gorgeous! That birch tree stamp is fabulous and those little red birds add the perfect pop of colour. :)

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  13. awesome stamp...I just love those trees..

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  14. What a beautiful card. Love the scene! Thanks for the tips on how you put it together.

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  15. What a fabulous card you've made, Lin! I see you got the birch tree stamp and you've showcased it so beautifully. Love the red birds, too!

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  16. this is so beautiful, Lin! love the dimension you added. very pretty simple design, too! super card, Lin!

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  17. Love how you've "popped" that tree and the birds Lin. A lovely card!

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  18. What a beautiful card Lin! The color combinations just make it pop right out at you. Beautiful done!

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  19. Lin this is stunning. The way you stamped it and layered the tree. It gives this card depth in a way that I rarely see. Fabulous. Beautiful with the leafs and these red birds....wow; they almost pop off the card!
    You sure know how to stamp :) (a beauty!!!)

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  20. wow, lin! this is amazing--love the depth you've achieved here, and the colors are so striking!

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  21. OHHHHHHHH! LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamping:) You rock!

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  22. I just love the depth you achieved on this card Lin! Superb! And I adore your two red little birdies!

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  23. Such a fun card!! Those little Lawn Fawn birds are such a perfect touch and pop of color!!

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  24. The layering of the birch is fabulous! Beautiful forest scene!

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  25. Oh my - this is simply stunning!! I love the pop of red with the birds, and the fantastic layout. Beautiful sentiment too :)

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  26. Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!