Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

One Stamp Three Ways

I've been lurking over at 2 Peas in a Bucket recently and have found that they are expanding their site to include more for card makers.  I think it's a great idea since card making is so popular right now.


With that in mind, I've decided to play along with one of their challenges....using 1 stamp 3 ways...

I have one stamp in particular that I use alot, so I knew I already had one card made that I posted a while back, but I like it so much, I thought I'd incorporate it into this challenge and just use the stamp 2 more ways.

Here is a picture of all 3 cards:

This is a stamp I've had for a while from one of Tim Holtz' sets.  This stamp is perfect for many different ideas.  As you can see, there are 3 distinctly different feels to each card, all using the same stamp.

For the card on the left, I used the stamp with 3 different distress inks:  Broken China, Peeled Paint, and Pumice Stone.  I used these colors to match with the patterned paper in the background and LOVE how this card turned out.  Of course, I used another stamp from Studio 490 as well as one of Tim's metal embellishments.  I added some ribbon from SEI to complete the look.  It's very subtle and soothing in my opinion.  Here is a close-up of the stamping:

Next I made a card using another technique I just LOVE!  I started with a piece of glossy cardstock, spread some alcohol inks on my craft mat (colors were Citrus, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Pool, and some gold mixative).  Then I just laid my glossy cardstock face down and smooshed and swirled the paper until it was completely coverd.  I then used my FAVORITE black archival ink by Ranger.  This ink is so vibrant and shiny and I just LOVE to work with it.  As you can see, this card has a very different feel to it...kind of a Fall/Autumn feel.  See below for close-up.

The last card, the one on the right, I made using one of my newest Tim stains!  This was actually the first time I used them and I LOVE them!  Whoo hoo, I can guarantee, these will be one of my FAV's!  First, using a piece of plain white cardstock, I stamped the image with embossing powder.  Next I added white embossing powder (you could use clear, but I really like white better).  After heat setting the embossing powder, I used my Broken China ink stains and just rubbed across the entire paper.  I'm tellin' ya...I've done this technique using the distress inkpad to paper, but these distress ink stains are AMAZING!  Vibrant color without alot of work...if you haven't tried them yet, what are ya waitng for?  Anyway, back to the card...after the ink stains dry, just rub lightly with a dry paper towel over the embossed area to remove any excess ink (although I didn't really see any).  See close-up below:

Oh, and by the way...I did then add a little mist from my mini mister filled with water and some Pearl perfect pearls.  It's really subtle, but looks awesome!  As with this last card, it definitely has more of a summertime feel.

LOVE this challenge!  Thanks, 2 Peas!

1 comment:

Sharla said...

Beautiful cards, I love how different they all look!