Thursday 9 February 2012

More Agapanthus

Having said how much I like the Agapanthus stamps by Stampendous I thought I'd share some pictures of cards I've made with the stamps before I started this blog.  At the moment all three stamps I've used are on sale at the Glitterpot.

On these two the Agapanthus Cluster stamp was inked with purple Encore Metallic ink and stamped on to the topper.  The backing papers were from an Anna Griffin kit which came in a beautiful box decorated with a large grosgrain ribbon. This was my first craft purchase from QVC.

On these two I coloured the Agapanthus Cluster stamp with pens before stamping on to the topper.  The backing paper was created using the Agapanthus Bloom stamp.  It too was coloured with pens and stamped repeatedly over the card using the "huffing" technique until all the ink had been used.  I love putting lime greens and purples together.

On this one the Agapanthus Cluster was again coloured with pens but unfortunately the first impression didn't stamp cleanly so I stamped out another one and used a tip from Anna Griffin and wove the two together.  One image was cut in to strips vertically and the other horizontally and then the two were woven together to create the image again.  The Agapanthus Cluster was used to create the backing paper for this one.

The next two cards were made using the Agapanthus Cluster again and the inspiration for them came from Kim Reygate's book Rubber Stamping which is available at Sir Stampalot.  This is one of the best books I've bought for introducing different stamping techniques.

On this one I've used the Agapanthus Cluster for the main image and also for the backing papers.  For the main image, and the decorated paper to the left, the stamp was coloured with pens and stamped on to card but on the left it was stamped on to vellum with Versamark ink and then chalked in colours to match the pen inks.  It gave a lovely soft focus effect

For this one the Agapanthus Stamp was coloured with pens again to create the topper but stamped repeatedly using the huffing technique so that there are faded images in the background.  Unfortunately all these cards have been scanned so the quality of the images aren't very good.  I hope it gives you a taste of the fun I've had creating with these stamps though.

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Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. wow these are stunning liz.really gorgeous colours and designs :D

    xx coops xx

  2. What a great selection of wonderful cards those flowers . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  3. Those are adorable. All your cards are :) Saw you on MIM

  4. Hi Liz

    Wow, what an amazing selection of cards. I love the variation on the layouts. Shows just how versatile this image is.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  5. I'm so glad that my book inspired you. Your cards are fabulous. Thanks for stopping by. hugs Kimx