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Friday, December 5, 2008

One Stamp - 3 ways

I've been struggling with "being creative" lately.  I think I'm just too busy and feeling a wee bit stressed out.  So I decided to take a little time to play around with the Manger Circle stamp by Impression Obsession - just trying different stuff to see what happens.  So here are 3 cards I came up with.

iomanger For this first one, I stamped Manger Circle in Memento Tuxedo ink and colored it with Copic markers.  I cut around the image and then mounted it on 2 circular mattes.

(When I cut around images - I usually run a black marker around the side of the cut edge - so no white paper shows if I did not cut perfectly)

I stamped the sentiment and then cut it out using a Spellbinders Ribbon slide die.  I love these dies and see myself using them a lot in the future.

I used the Copic Spica Glitter pen to add sparkle to the halos and the star - unfortunately, it does not show up in the photo.  The paper is from K&Co.


Mangerround For this next card, I embossed the Manger image in Black Superfine Embossing powder and colored it with watercolor.  The halos and star are painted using the Pearlescent paint set to give them sparkle.  This image really needs a fine detail embossing powder.

I cut around the image as above, and then mounted on a straight and scalloped matte.  I created the circular card with my circle cutters.  Just for something different....

The patterned paper is K&Co, and the gold is a really pretty paper from my stash - I think it came from Marcos Paper.


Mangerblue Last I wanted to try a card that was not colored in (gasp!).  I stamped the Manger image in blue, cut it out with a circle die and mounted it on a scalloped circle. 

I made it into a tent topper card - where the card base is cut smaller and the circle is adhered to extend over the top to make the whole card 5 1/2" tall.  You can make the base any height you wish. 

I adhered this great mullberry paper I picked up at a stationary store in Seattle to the front.  I used the Ribbon Slide die for the sentiment again.

So those are my little experiments.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Etha said...

Wow those are wonderful! My fav. is the tent topper, just too pretty! But the coloring on the other two is too beautiful as well :)

Danni said...

They are all wonderful but I simply adore that middle one. Love the colors and all of it!! Great job!

Linda Carson said...

It must be stress since these are all very creative! Fabulous artwork!