Friday, January 13, 2012

One stamp - three ways

Day #4 of the CAS online cardmaking class covered some very interesting ideas for using one stamp in a variety of ways and still create clean and simple cards.

I decided to use a Serendipity Stamps set and use the tennis shoes three different. My first card I used a layout from Day #1 lesson and a very old but loved sentiment stamp from JustJohanna stamps that says You have a certain je ne sais quoi. I have a very limited French vocabulary but this is one sentiment that I just love and it suites so many occasions so I thought I'd play it out on this tennis shoe card. I colored the shoes with copic markers except for the center tennis shoe on which I used some paper piecing to match the sidestrip background.
For my second card I used the friends synonyms words stamp from the set and stamped it over and over in versamark and embossed with white detail embossing powder to create the background. Then I simply stamped the shoes on a scratch piece of cardstock in versamark and embossed it in white detail embossing powder and colored the strings with white gel pen. To make the shoes pop a bit I cut them out and mounted them on foam tape, then added grosgrain ribbon bows to the corners. Voila! Card #2 complete! (Oh my...French written twice in one post. I am about at my limit now.)
Card #3 is a really BRIGHT card even though it is on black cardstock. I stamped only a portion of the tennis shoe stamp one a piece of cardstock and then embossed it with the fushia embossing powder. I rarely use this EP and now that I see how bright and fun it is on black cardstock I may have to use it more often. I tied some bright green grosgrain ribbon around that piece of cardstock and mounted it to the cardbase. Then I stamped Friends Forever from the Serendipity Tennis Shoe set in versamark and embossed in white. The card was kind of flat looking so I colored the shoe strings in white gel pen and added faux stitching with the gel pen too. (WHAT?! Faux...French three times in one post! That really is about the extent I know now!)

This is the Serendipity Stamp set I used and made three different cards keeping them CAS.

Time to go outside and help the Mister shovel snow. We got hit really hard here in Eastern Ontario.

Until next time,



  1. What a great idea! Love the image you used.

  2. very cool, love them all but the paper piecing in the first is real cool, love it!

  3. Just love them all, great ideas.

  4. Oh WOW,you are talented and imaginative,i LOVE these cards and that fab stamp.xx


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