July 30, 2011

ONE stamp, THREE different cards

Hello my friends. I was able to craft a bit today which is good because I really wanted to play along with The Paper Variety. Their challenge this week was a tic-tac-toe board. You had to chose three items in a row. I chose hand/machine stitching, use the color pink, and make a card.

A week or so ago I bought this awesome Hero Arts stamp from Michaels. I think it was my reward to myself for doing well in my classes, LOL! I have yet to use the stamp but today I decided it was time.

I made three different cards. three different techniques with the one stamp. The base of the card is a Hero Arts note card in Blush. There are three different colors in the package and I used one of each for these cards.

The stamp is called Flower Text and I absolutely love it.

In the first card I used a piece of water color paper and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then, thanks to a technique I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog I used some distress ink, liquid pearls, and water and began to "water color" the image. As soon as I was done coloring it all in I used a moist baby wipe and smeared it across the top of the image. It sort of blended it all together. Softened some of the areas that were a bit bold with color. On the inside of this card I stamped "thinking of you."

This next card I used water color paper again and my distress inks. I tapped the ink pad in various colors all over the stamp to give it a mixture of colors. Then before I pressed the stamp on my paper I generously misted the stamp with water. I use the Mini Mister from Ranger. When it's wet it looks a little messy and watery but as soon as it dries it looks pretty cool. Then I used a stamp from Stampendous that I had in my stash to stamp the sentiment.

This last card is created using the good 'ol paper piecing. I used Echo Parks Victoria Gardens to create this card. I stamped the image in chalk ink on some white paper and then I stamped the image on various pattern papers from the Victoria Gardens collection. I began cutting and paper piecing. A couple of the pieces have been pop dotted to give a little dimension. This card I left with no sentiment.

And that is all for me this evening. I am actually not sure anymore which card to submit to TPV's challenge. I was going to submit the paper pieced one but now I don't know. :-)

Happy Crafting!!


Missy Whidden said...

Oooooooooooh!! I love them all, but my favorite one is the second one! I love the watercolor effect...it looks so cool!!

Karen B. said...

These are amazing, and a beautiful showcase of techniques. Love your color palette as well.

DIANA L. said...

All three are beautiful you have a tough choice.
Thank you for sharing.

Georgiana said...

Wow! I love how they all look so different. They are gorgeous.

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh I loveeeeeeeeee these! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

April said...

Leeanne, your cards are absolutely beautiful!!!
- April

Lisa Echerd said...

These are gorgeous!!! Love all your ideas. TFS!

Hannah said...

Stunning set of cards Leeanne, gorgeous designs and great use of the tic-tac-toe board. My favourite is the last, it just really stands out for me. Thanks for playing along at TPV this week :)

Jamilie said...

So so cute!! All of them!! Thank you for playing along with us this week at The Paper Variety!

Unknown said...

very clever...thanks for playing along at TPV

Jenny said...

Wow three totally different effects, they're all fab. Great idea to pop up the flowers in the last card:)
Congrats on being featured at TPV blog :)
Jenny x

Rachel said...

absolutely love the different techniques you used on these cards! beautiful! and, congrats on the TPV feature-you definitely deserve it!!! :)