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

9 comments:

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

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

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

    Sue xx

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  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.

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  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

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  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
    Joan

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  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

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  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.

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

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