Friday, 9 November 2012

Silhouette Flower Variations


This is a card I've just finished off and about to deliver.  At one of our Saturday craft group meetings we set ourselves the task of choosing a stamp and seeing what different stamping techniques we could use with it.  The stamp I chose was the Hero Arts cling stamp Silhouette Flower.


In the card above the stamp was inked with VersaMark ink and stamped on to pale blue card.  Three different colours of Stampendous Tinsel embossing powders, Blue, Green and Aqua were scattered diagonally across the image and then heat embossed.  The backing papers are from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Blue. A Stampin' up sentiment stamp was coloured using a marker pen, stampedon to blue card and die cut using an oval nestabilities die.  Brads, gingham ribbon and punched circles were the added embellishments.
Here are a few of the other cards I made using this stamp.


To create the image on the left the stamp was inked with VersaMark ink, stamped onto glossy white card and heat embossed using white embossing powder.  When this had cooled a blue distress ink was sponged over and beyond the edge of the image.  The backing papers are from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Blue.

The card on the right has three different stamping techniques on it.  The top left square uses the same technique as the card on the left.  On the top right and bottom left squares the two blue backing card squares were stamped with the Stampin' up French Script stamp using two different types of blue ink. The Silhouette Flower stamp was inked with VersaMark ink, stamped over the top of the script and heat embossed using clear embossing powder.  For the bottom right square the stamp was inked with VersaMark ink, stamped on to blue card and then heat embossed using white embossing powder.


For this card the stamp was inked with Encore Metallic Blue ink and Stamped on to pale blue card to give a tonal effect.  The marble backing paper is from the Fred She Said Download Blue Pansies.


For the card on the right the stamp was inked with VersaMark ink, stamped on to pale blue card and then blue and green Cosmic Shimmer powders were brushed over it.


For this card the Silhouette Flower stamp was again inked with VersaMark ink, stamped on to white vellum and heat embossed using white embossing powder.  


This time the image was created by inking the stamp with VersaMark ink and stamping on to pale blue card.


The topper on this card was made by inking the stamp with VersaMark ink, stamping on to white vellum and then dabbing and brushing shades of blue and green chalks carefully over the top.


For this one the stamp was inked with VersaMark ink, stamped on to white card and then heat embossed using Stampendous Disco Black embossing powder.


And finally this one was created using one inch squares punched from all the pieces which were left over or where the technique didn't work first time. 

I enjoyed using this one stamp plus different types of card, ink and colouring mediums to create these different cards.  It shows how versatile one simple stamp can be.

Thanks for reading
Liz xx

I'd like to enter the first card in the following challenges

41 comments:

  1. WOW!!!!! I love all the different ideas you have come up with using just the one stamp. The colours and designs are gorgeous.
    Thank you for the inspiration

    Sue

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  2. These are just super Liz and so many different ones. thanks for sharing your ideas - I have this stamp and ashamedly not used it . Must look at it again now and be more motivated to do something!
    x catherine

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  3. Truly amazing all the looks you got with that stamp! You've inspired me!

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  4. Beautiful cards - thanks for joining in this week at ATS&M - Jacqueline xx

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  5. Lovely cards. Great way of making a background.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
    LG Michelle

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  6. BEAUTIFUL card very well thoughtout beautiful colours ..Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

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  7. wow these are all so stunning liz.i love the gorgeous pretty stamp ;D

    xx coops xx

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  8. Liz, all your cards are fab! I can´t say whats my favourit one! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

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  9. It's amazing how many different looks you get with the same stamp and similar colors! They are all beautiful. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M this week!

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  10. I love all of the different effects you got with that one stamp. You cards are wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

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  11. Love all the very different and creative ways you used that stamp!!Thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Gingerloft Challenge.

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  12. Absolutely fabulous, all so different creations from one stamp.
    Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge
    Janet

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  13. Oh Liz, I want that stamp! You have made so many stunner cards with it. Absolutely gorgeous. First, I better check I don't already own it and forgot about it lol! Loved my visit to your blog, my kinda cards. Carolxx

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  14. Wonderful cards Liz. Love the stamp you have used. Thank you for joining in the ATS&M challenge this week.

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  15. This is amazing card Liz! The colours and designs are gorgeous.Thank you for joining in the Card Mania Challendges!

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  16. Thanks for sharing at ATSM! xx

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  17. Ohhhhh WOW your cards are totally amazing. I'm so impressed with the different looks that you managed to achieve with just one stamp!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

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  18. WOW - you have made some beautiful flower cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

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  19. Fantastic!!! You certainly made many wonderful cards using that one stamp. Gorgeous. love the colorful embossing on the first one and thanks for sharing it over at Gingerloft challenge this fortnight. Hope to see you again for the next one
    Hugs, Sandy
    DT Member

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  20. WOW!!!! Amazing cards! Love the fresh colours you've used :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

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  21. Oh! Yes you have been busy, every card is wonderful, you have made some amazing cards with the one stamp. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Caz

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  22. Liz: All your cards are so pretty--and each one seems so different from the previous one--beautiful job! Thanks for joining in our "Use Your Stash - Challenge #26" at Simply Create Too.

    Diane
    Simply Create Too DesignTeam
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  23. So beautiful! Love the gradient colors in the BG! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

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  24. How very pretty, love the gaduated colours and such a fresh and clean look!
    Thanks for joining us at Lady Annes and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugs

    Laurian

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  25. Such a beautiful card, I love what you have done. Your colouring is suburb. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    cardsbyladyanne

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  26. oh WOW you have done some fab cards with this stamp, thanks for playing along with our Anything goes challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

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  27. Gorgeous card. Colours are very nice. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

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  28. Truly one stamp, many different looks all fabulous. Thank you for joining us at The Stamp Man with your great work. XOXO Zoe

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  29. Very pretty. Love all the ways that you used the one stamp. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD

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  30. Gorgeous range of cards - it's amazing how you can make one stamp look so different.

    Thanks for joining us at Pennys

    Helen x

    PS I have some blog candy on my blog - http://www.craftinghelen.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/celebration-blog-candy.html

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  31. Wonderful creations Liz all so very different. Love them all

    Ali x

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  32. What a great group of awesome card ideas. My mom is a big BLUE fan and would love any one of them. My favorite is the last one with the squares cut out. Very creative!Thanks for sharing and playing along with the Use Your Stash Challenge at Simply Create Too!
    Jennifer - Simply Create Too DT

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  33. BEAUTIFUL card very well thoughtout beautiful colours ..Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

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  34. Wow! Great job!!! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~

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  35. Hello again Liz, just popping back for another look at your beautiful cards and to say
    Thank you for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge.
    Sue

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  36. Oh this is gorgeous! What a wonderful post displaying all the beautiful possibilities! Thank you so much for joining in on our birthday challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

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  37. Thanks Liz, did buy it but I'm sure I have it hiding away somewhere. Thanks for trying to save me some pennies lol. Just need to find time to have a play before I mislay it! A real pleasure to come back and look at your gorgeous cards again. Carolxx

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  38. wow what fantastic cards...so many ideas with just one stamp...love them all
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

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  39. Hello Liz. Your cards are Fabulous. Visiting from MIM..Loz

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  40. Totally fabulous!
    Love all your cards!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
    Nela xx

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  41. Wow lots of different variations there Liz, love them especially the WOW.
    Thanks for sharing, hugs Erika.

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