Monday, 4 February 2019

I've fallen into the big stamp trap again!

How often have I done this - fallen in love with a large stamp and treated myself, then got it home and realised just how limiting it is as it is a stand alone centrepiece that makes a perfect card front by itself, with no added creativity.  It is a lovely stamp though, part of the recent Woodware new release. I'm going to have to challenge myself to think of different ways to use it. Here's its first outing.

I inked the stamp with two different deep red Nuvo Hybrid inks, using a slightly lighter one towards the centre of the stamp, and stamped it onto white card then matted with kraft and dark red.

I stamped the sentiment on the background card and then stamped butterflies and dragonflies all over, using stamps from the new issue of Creative Stamping.

I am sharing this with
Butterfly challenge - Kobe and Kraft card
Alphabet Challenge - W is for Wings
Stamping Sensations - All Things Bright and Beautiful


  1. I do know what you mean, I have a few of those. This is a really lovely card.

  2. I can see why you fell for it. It does make a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  3. It's such a beautiful stamp Jane I can see why you bought it. It make a wonderful card.

    Sue xx

  4. What a beauty. Love the colours of red you have used on here and I just love that new Woodware stamp. Shopping trolley here I come!! Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me . Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Big stamps can be challenging Jane and do make you look at them in a totally different way, I often find just a small section can make a great focal element and surprises me sometimes. But I love what you have dne with this one and especilly keeping it tine on tone, great for our new February challenge at Stamping Sensations, thanks for joining in.

    B x

  6. Beautiful card Jane, love that stamp, it's gone on my wish list! The background stamping sets it off beautifully

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

  7. I would've fallen in the stamp trap with you, Jane! It's a gorgeous stamp! I think you already rocked a great design here and knowing you, you'll have several more up your sleeve! Me, I would have stamped it once in the lower righthand corner and then written what you said, haha. You are so much more designventurous than me, which inspires me! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Hi Jane,
    oh that stamp is so gorgeous and you have created such a very lovely card with it.
    Love the colours and your stamped background looks amazing.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Wow! I love this card Jane, great colour and design. Thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT.


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