Sunday, February 27, 2011

THREE OF A KIND--Forest Friends

Thanks to a couple of comments recently, I've decided to start a new category of posts showing how the same stamp can be used in three different ways. Actually, I already started with the last post of "Poppies in the Sun." It was a real challenge to come up with three ways to use this stamp today!

All images were stamped in Black India Ink. For the bottom one, I stamped on white cs and colored it with chalks. After distressing the edges and taping it to black cs, I attached it to the cardfront with dimensionals. The "friends" tag was done using the SU Tiny Tags set and the coordinating punch.

The right top one was stamped on blue cs. The animals and some of the tree trunks were colored in with a black marker, then the image was mounted on white cs and attached with dimensionals to a light blue textured card.

Last, after using colored pencils to color the image, the third card was made to look like a window. The "curtain" was made with a strip of Basic Grey paper and a Martha Stewart punch, then crumpled and attached with sticky strip to the green cs "valance." Another scrap of green cs was used for the "window sill" and attached with dimensionals.

The stamp is from "In the Forest" by Mark's Finest Papers.


Bonnie said...

Each of these cards is so unique and lovely in it's own right! What a great idea!

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Doris....just browsing through your blog...beautiful cards. I love how you have used one stamp and made 2 totally different cards with it, you have given me an idea for our craft club....thank you. And yes we do have quite a lot in common!
So pleased to have found your blog.


Shelly said...

You should win an award for creativity, Doris! These are fabulous. You picked a tough stamp to use in 3 different ways and you did an excellent job. I love this new feature. Thanks!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

What fantastic cards! The one on the left makes me think of Snow White looking out of the window at a gathering of her forest friends! The other two are dramatic in different ways - oh they are all beautiful!