Tuesday, February 22, 2011

THREE OF A KIND--Poppies in the Sun

It never ceases to amaze me how many different looks you can get with the same stamp!

The first one I did was the all-red one, which was also the easiest. After inking up the stamp with Versamark, I stamped it on Cherry Cobbler cs and clear embossed it. After adding a bit of yellow chalk and some black Stickles in the centers, I mounted it on yellow and black cs. The single strand of yellow embroidery floss and three black pearls were all I needed to embellish.

Next, I inked up the stamp in Olive Pastel chalk ink and stamped it directly on the Very Vanilla card. Although they look pink, the poppies were colored with red chalk. The poppy seeds were colored with a black marker. The black twine and greeting are just enough to finish it off.

Last, and most colorful, is the rainbow pad effect. Yellow and black markers for the centers and a matching double bow were all I needed to keep from overdoing it.

For the photo, I positioned the cards to catch the sunlight (a rare presence in the tower lately!) highlighting the elements that make each card unique.


Bonnie said...

All three are beautiful and your photography is perfect! I noticed as I was reading through your post and looking at the cards how the light fell! Genius!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Oh how cool is that?! It's hard to pick one that's the best all three are so striking. Great job Doris!

Shelly said...

Such beautiful cards, Doris!!! I just love seeing different cards made with the same stamp. You made my day. :)

Yoona said...

I love seeing how one stamp can be used differently. Could you do more? I am learning a lot from your blog. Thanks.

dana said...

I only know how to work with black ink........I know, I know....I'm boring!! :) Your various inks are truly inspirational!!

Hope you've had a great week!!


Vicky Hayes said...

One of my favourite things about stamping is getting as many different looks with one stamp as possible, so I love this post. The tone-on-tone poppies are my favourites - what a great technique!

Linby said...

These are all lovely and as you say so different.