Friday, 23 August 2013

2 stamped cards using new stamps, inks, pens and paper pads (as well as promarkers), very different to my usual style

Do you buy new stash and then not get around to using it, and it sits on a shelf or desk just waiting to be used, well today I have used a combination of new brand new stash along with unused stash I've never used before and the result was 2 stamped cards. I have kept them both simple, so its just about the stamping as I am new to both techniques.

the first card is a Four Seasons card featuring the same tree stamp from my brand new Woodware Woodland stamp set which arrived today as well as Dew Drop Memento inks and Spectrum Noir pens I've had for some months but never used, and a few Promarkers from my older stash.

                                                             'FOUR SEASONS'


I stamped the tree trunk four times onto white card with Rich Cocoa Memento ink then coloured the trunks with Cinnamon and Satin Promarkers, but changed the seasons of each tree with different dew drop Memento inks and Spectrum Noir and Promarker pens for the leaves to mark the four seasons, I was inspired to make this card as its coming to the end of summer and I just love the rich colours of autumn.

The Spring leaves were stamped with Bamboo Leaves Memento ink and coloured with LG1  Spectrum Noir pen; the summer leaves were stamped with Cottage Ivy Memento ink and coloured with LG2 (greens) Spectrum noir pen, the butterfly from the same stamp set was stamped with Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink and coloured with Poppy and FS8 (pink) Spectrum noir Pen; the autumn leaves were stamped with Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink and coloured with Cadnum Red Aqua Promarker pen, and the fallen winter leaves were stamped with Rich Cocoa & Tangelo Memento inks and coloured with Cinnamon Promarker and Cadnum red Aqua Promarker pens.

All the elements were cut out and adhered to a cream 4" x 4" card base using Wackytac adhesive sheet.

                                                       ''SPEEDY RECOVERY'
                                              (marks are on scanner, not on card)



the 2nd card is my first attempt at patterned paper piecing and features the owl on branch and mushrooms from my new Woodware Woodland stamp set, stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento ink onto white card and 3 different patterned papers from the K & Co 'Amy Butler Belle' 6" x 6" paper pad which arrived yesterday, bought on ebay last week. I cut out all the owl elements and adhered them using Wackytac adhesive sheet which is great for fiddly pieces which it is hard to use glue with. the mushrooms were stamped twice onto white card using Cottage Ivy and Rhubarb Stalk Dew Drop Memento inks and coloured with LG1, LG2 and FS8 Spectrum Noir pens and Gold, Poppy and Cream Promarkers, cut out, layered together and adhered onto a 4" x 4" black scalloped edge card with foiled sentiment added.

17 comments:

  1. They are both fabulous great colouring Ginny x

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  2. What a great idea with the tree stamp - stunning card!

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  3. Lovely cards, just hopping by. Lizzie

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  4. Great cards from 1 set of stamps.

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  5. wow super cards fi love the design well done ... have a great bank holiday weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  6. Two beautiful cards....love them both...Joolsx

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  7. I am also guilty of buying new stash and then stashing it away x Gorgeous cards, the colours look fantastic

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  8. What a super cards, Fi, love the four seasons images and I hope that this is start of many paper piecing cards for you as it's one of my favourite techniques. Hope you're having a great bank holiday weekend. Just hopping by, happy crafting!

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  9. What a great idea, interest way to use that stamp

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  10. Two brilliant cards and well done on your paper piecing. I too am trying to use up old stash (but mixing it with new!!)

    Sandra x

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  11. Couple of gorgeous cards Fi hope you are having a good bank holiday weekend. Love Alison xx

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  12. Two great cards. I like especially how you have interpreted the four seasons on the first one.
    Heike xx

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  13. Just love the four seasons card - it's fantastic - great colours too
    linda x

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  14. both great cards but love the four season tree card
    carol x

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  15. These are fab but my fave is the tree one x

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