Friday, 23 January 2015

One stamp Set - Three Ways

I was fortunate to win a beautiful Hero Arts stamp set called "Forever" last fall.  At the time that I won, I had already started making my Christmas cards, so this is the first time I have actually played with it.  I decided that I wanted to use a neutral palette of taupes and browns for my card.  I chose to create my card base out of Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I added a panel of Kaisercraft tone-on-tone patterned paper mounted on a piece of Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up cardstock for the background.  I stamped the tag with Memento Luxe pigment ink in Rich Cocoa.  I just love the distressed look of this stamp and the pigment ink gives a beautiful opaque finish to the stamped image.  I heat embossed the birthday sentiment using Tsukineko white embossing powder.  On the first card, I cut the edges of the tag with my paper cutter.  On the other two cards,  I fussy cut around the tag in an irregular manner to accentuate the uneven, distressed look of the stamped edge.  I mounted the tag onto the card base using dimensional tape.  When it came time to stamp and emboss the butterflies, I decided to try three different looks using different colours of embossing powder.  The first card features dark brown butterflies using Ranger Adirondack Espresso embossing powder.  

On the second card I used Tsukineko White embossing powder for the butterflies on Chocolate Chip cardstock.

The third card features butterflies using Ranger Tarnished Gold and Liquid Platinum embossing powders.  On all three cards, I fussy cut the butterflies and then mounted the butterflies using dimensional tape.


I still can't decide which version I like the best!  

Until next time,

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