Sunday, February 20, 2011

Overstamping Challenge


At first, the name of this challenge (ODBD HERE)threw me a little. Could there be such a thing as overstamping???? ...as in, stamping too much? I think not!

However, the theme was about stamping over another image, which I enjoy doing anytime. It's a nice way to provide a background for any sentiment. For this card, I used the rose image from the Hero Arts set, "Two Birds" and mounted it over a Basic Grey print. I used a charcoal solid from the same set which I placed on a diagonal, added some paper piercing on the corners, and attached a floral "gem" in the upper left. I finished it off with a bow of charcoal and red embroidery floss strands.

I also created this card for the Speedy the Cat challenge on Mark's Finest Papers HERE featuring paper piercing and the use of black, white and one other color. I "sneaked" in a bit of red, but otherwise it is mostly black, white and tan.

9 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wonderful job on the card! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

Bonnie said...

The overstamping is really a nice touch!

maryr917 said...

this is really pretty doris-the overstamping looks great and your piercing is a nice touch

redwasher1 said...

This is a really gorgeous creation!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us, Speedy's Friends!!

Shelly said...

Marvelous card!!! You gave me a chuckle with your remark about too much stamping. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so pretty Doris!! I just love the colors, dp, and the over stamping! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Doris, wpw, this sure is one pretty card!! I love the overstamping...looks amazing!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Joanne (jojot) said...

this has a great natural beauty to it.....thanks so much for playing with Speedy's Friends

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!