Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stretch Your Stamps Day 2...

Hello blogger friends!

Earlier today, I posted yesterday's card using a background stamp in a different way. Today's class was about using collage stamps. I'm a fan of the clean & simple style of card making so the idea of using a busy collage wasn't my favorite idea. But what's the point of taking a class and NOT participating in every challenge?!?

My discomfort with collage stamps was so severe, that I hadn't even LOOKED at them in the craft stores, as a matter of fact, they were invisible to me until I saw one on the supply list for the class. So when choosing one, I decided to go smaller than the normal background size. I was drawn to the Inkadinkado Time Flies stamp, so I brought it home.

Using a card layout similar to one I saw in class, I came up with this:


The whole time I was making this card, I was unsure if I liked it or not...it wasn't until attaching the sentiment strip that I fell in love.
I really like the colorful butterflies against the b/w of the rest of the card!

I fell a little deeper in love after adding a little sparkle with my Sakura clear stardust pen.
(Here's my attempt at capturing the sparkle on camera)


Well folks, that's all for now.
Hope you enjoyed your visit...thanks for stopping by!


Please join/comment...I read EVERY comment and appreciate them all.

UPDATE: I just realized that this card qualifies for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #60
 See, there's ANOTHER reason for me to love collage stamps!


35 comments:

  1. Wow! Astoning card. I love your take in this! COngrats.
    Loly Borda

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    1. Thank you so much...can't wait to see your creation!

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  2. I absolutely love this! All of the white balances the concentrated collage perfectly.

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  3. Love your card. You managed clean and simple with a collage. Good job.

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  4. Love the card and the way your first stamping creates a shadow for the colorful butterflies, very cool.

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  5. Your card turned out absolutely beautiful!

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  6. Absolutely love your take on this technique. Simply beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful card! Love the shape of the frame!

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  8. Simaryon, as soon as I saw this card I thought 1 - BEAUTIFUL , 2- this card would be perfect for CFC60! I did two cards for the challenge and yours is just perfect!!!! It is just so sweet and I love the sentiment across the middle. Where is that from? I just love it. Great job!

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    1. I entered this card in that challenge (about 15 minutes after I originally posted it...lol)
      Here's the link to the super-cute stamp set that the sentiment came from:
      http://www.amazon.com/Along-Peachy-Stamps-American-Crafts/dp/B004NEOSFW

      Thanks so much for all of your kind comments! They mean so much from a fellow paper crafter...

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  9. LOVE this card - thanks for inspiration. I have this stamp too.

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to see what you create with it. I'm so surprised at how much I enjoy collage stamps! I'll have more before the class ends...

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  10. This is a great card! I, too, really didn't even LOOK at collage stamps--always thought they were just way too busy! But you did a great job on this card! May even go play a bit w/a collage stamp now! :)

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  11. Your card is quite simply wonderful!!!! I just love it!! (Speedymamu)

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  12. This is gorgeous. I'm taking the class too and I don't typically use these types of stamps so it is pushing my style, but I love, love, love what you created! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm loving this class so far...

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  13. Beautiful card. You managed to still keep you CAS style.

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  14. Great use of a negative die cut Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

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  15. Love the window you have created using the negative diecut. And the sentiment on the vellum strip is a great touch. Love it! Thanks for playing with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

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  16. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Those pretty pastel butterflies just pop right off the black and white card- great design! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays! :)

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  17. So simple. So creative. Love!
    merrit

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  18. Congratulations on being featured in class today! Your card is stunning and I'm so happy for you! :)

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  19. What a beautiful card! The bit of sparkle is perfect. :)

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  20. oooo...so simiple but oh so stunning :-) Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  21. this is stunning! just found your card on pinterest and wanted to stop by to say hi! beautiful job!

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