Saturday, 3 November 2012

Take one stamp!!!































I treated myself to a new Christmas stamp last week and set myself a challenge to make five different cards that were also flat enough to post without having to pay extra for bulk.  The first is also a shaped card so I am entering it in the current Simon Says Challenge.  I have stamped the image and then coloured with my distress markers, I have also stamped the image again and cut out some of the leaves to layer up.  The berries are coated in Glossy Accent for a little shine.
 With this card I have stamped the image in Toffee Memento and coloured the berries with copics before coating the whole image with Glossy Accent.  When dry I over stamped with Music background and distressed in Peeled Paint.
 For this one I stamped the Italian  Poetry and stamped the Holly over the top and coloured with Distress Markers.
 This one has the Musical Collage as a background and is also coloured with Distress Markers.






























Lastly another card with the holly covered with Glossy Accents to form a resist when stamping the Music Background.  Another 5 cards down on my Christmas Card list, I still have quite a few more to make!!

Its the end of my half term holiday from school and I did manage to get most of my jobs done, Its a beautiful but cold day here so I am off for a walk, love these autumnal days.  Have a good weekend where you are.




12 comments:

diana said...

Lovely card variations! What is the stamp you are using? Such a great image. ;-)

Lin said...

One of my favorite stamps, Sally, and I love all of your designs, especially the ones paired with the music background!

Barb said...

Wow, Sally! These are all so beautiful! That holly stamp is one of my faves and I love it with the musical backgrounds you used! :)

Dawn said...

Wonderful Sally. It is always a bonus to be able to use a stamp for a variety of cards. Love all the glossy accents and the different backgrounds.

MarcyK924 said...

I love these Sally! And anything coated with Glossy Accents makes me swoon! Beautiful!

joy said...

Such a pretty collection of cards, Sally! Love the subtle backgrounds and all of the shine from the glossy accents.

Crystalena82 said...

Wow! These turned out great! I love the subtle differences and the ways you thought of using this gorgeous, yet simple, stamp. I really like these! Have a great day! :)

Jessi Fogan said...

Now that's a clever challenge to yourself! Love the bit of layering on the first - popping up the leaves is subtle but so much impact! And the gloss on the berries is spectacular :)

Joy said...

Stunning Christmas cards Sally, I need to pull this stamp out and use it again..beautiful.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, you did some wonderful work here Sally! It's such a satisfying feeling when one really makes use of a brand new stamp!

Jingle said...

These are so pretty! Great ways to get the most from one stamp! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Debstamps said...

Well done Sally! Each one is a treasure!