Once again I'm scraping in by the skin of my teeth, lol! The lovely Darcy (who you can find HERE) has been running a challenge this week to win a set of her very fun Christmas Stamps designed for PaperArtsy. The challenge is to use one stamp to make as many cards as possible using different techniques ....... I managed 3, lol! ....... hence the title of my post! I have quite a few ideas for more but unfortunately time ran out on me. I had decided to spend the whole of yesterday evening having fun with these cards but a lot of people living around here seemed to have saved the noisiest fireworks they could find and were letting them all off last night for nearly 5 hours!!!!! Even several heavy downpours didn't stop them. This meant that we had a poor dog being driven to distraction and getting himself in a right old hysterical state and needing my attention more than my cards. I really hope that's the end of the fireworks for this year.
Anyway, enough of my little rant, on to the cards I did manage to make. I don't yet have any PaperArtsy Christmas stamps by any of their designers yet so have used a holly swirl stamp from my rather large collection of other Christmas stamps. I bought this stamp (along with the lovely candle stamp used on my last card) at the NEC about 3 years ago and this is the first time it has seen and inkpad....... shame on me!
Bottom layer is stamped with Watermark inkpad & top layer is stamped with Versamark & clear embossed before blending Iced Spruce & Evergreen Bough Distress Inks then flicking water droplets & dabbing off with tissue.
The sentiment is coloured with Sakura Sparkle Pens which is my favourite subtle hint of sparkle ..... had forgotten how much I like them ;D!
Very simple card with holly swirl stamped using Bottle Adirondack dye ink and heat embossed with clear EP. The holly leaves are punched from a piece of white card painted with metallic paint.
This card is stamped with sticky stuff and then had gilding flakes applied for the holly swirl.
This is the candle stamp I bought to go with the holly swirl all that while ago & it is stamped with Black Archival ink with touches of watercolour using Distress Inks and a tiny bit of gilding to the flame. I used a Spellbinders label die and layered it onto some Christmas dp I've had in my stash for ?????? years!
The sentiment is a freebie from a mag I bought this week. Don't usually buy mags any more but loved this Kaisercraft stamp, papers & Kraft tags that were the free gifts . This time I've watercoloured it with Distress Inks.
I've used PaperArtsy Smoothy card for all the above makes and it is lovely to stamp onto
So there you have my three offerings for the challenge. If it hadn't been for the bl.....y fireworks, for my next card I was going to try stamping the swirl with Fresco Finish Snowflake to create a resist. I'll still have a go at that after I've made a couple of cards I need before next Monday.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone and till next time .................