Tuesday, 18 September 2012

3 Cards from the 1 stamp by Alan Scott

This post is all about how 1 stamp can make 3 different cards. I kept the shape the same and the basic look is also the same. The stamp is one from a very 'Crafters Friendly' set of stamps by STAMPENDOUS. The set l have used is called Poppy Bottles.

The three cards are made using the sample template. A4 card folded to A5 and a backing paper then placed on to the front of the card. The stamped image given a treatment, corners punched out and then mounted onto some card and then mounted onto the A5 card. To embellish, there is a ribbon and some glittery embellishments are used to decorate the card. By this final step you can go Feminine or Masculine, the choice is yours by just adding a length of fabric or some glittery items!
The running theme for all the cards is the stamped image, the way the glass bottle has been embellished and the final thing is the corners that have been punch.
The red card was just stamped out and then the bottle and the flower were coloured in using the watercolouring pens. Other than that, it's just a simple stamp and colour. The corners were set out with some red Card Candi elements. As you know, for me, these are just a must have. A simple length of pink ribbon finished it off.
The black card was stamped out using the white ink, While still damp, I took a dampish water brush and dabbed some of the white ink onto my craft mat. I pulled in the colour and filled in the flower with just a hint of white. If you feel you have put to much water on, take a paper towel and dab it as soon as you have put it on. You can build up the level of white. The Bback card was mounted onto some white card. This was then treated with the black distress ink to blend in the black and white.
The final card was made by firstly using my Chalk Ink Sprays onto some white card. I found a cardboard spray booth saves a lot of the spray going all over your other crafting item. After I was happy with the colour levels, I just stamped the image. All that was done was again like the other 2 cards, was to give the bottle a glass look with Glossy Accents.  Mounting the image onto gold glitter paper, I left a bigger margin around the stamped layer. Simple gold string was threaded through the side of the card and tied into a knot, just off centre and then a gold Card Candi was secured on to the top to hide the blob of glue that l used to make the strands lay flat.
There you have it, the same stamp used in 3 different methods. I will over the coming months go back to some of the older stamps and bring them up to date. When we are looking for new stamps, we do tend to over look the older ones.

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