The latest challenge at Twofers, where we are asked to make two different cards using one stamp, die or stencil, is Stars.
I decided to use a star stamp that was part of a recent magazine set.
A cute Christmas card and a distressed romance card - how different can you get? I am sharing this duo at
Twofers - Stars
Now for a closer look at the cards separately:
Here I have stamped and embossed the stars in gold, along with a line of Christmas trees. I might have chosen silver instead of gold but for some reason my silver ink pad and embossing powder have started refusing to speak to each other although they both speak to everything else. Temperamental little things!
I stamped Rudolph and the sentiment on a scrap of white card and cut the top into a hill shape so that the tree line ran atop the hill, Rudolph is coloured with Promarkers and his very VERY shiny nose is courtesy of a liberal dose of Glossy Accents.
I am sharing this card with
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Carols and Songs (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer of course!)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Cute
Recently I've seen several cards on Pinterest that have been stamped in brown on wood-grain paper, and thought how much they remind me of poker-work - the art done by scorching the design onto wood with the tip of a very hot stylus - that was popular in the 1970s. I thought that it would be a super technique for a masculine card.
I wanted to make my masculine card romantic, avoiding the mushy hearts and flowers stuff so popular at this time of year, and what could be more romantic than Paris under a starlit sky? I used a Tim Holtz Cityscapes stamp - I think these lend themselves beautifully to DL shaped cards - and a scrap of woodgrain paper left over from another project. It doesn't quite have the poker-work effect I was hoping for - I think the stamp is too detailed for that - but I like it anyway!
I am sharing this with
Just us Girls - Wood
The Male Room - Love Your Men