Saturday, 19 June 2010

Missing the obvious...

So many times now I have revisted older sets of stamps only to find one that I have overlooked, dismissing it because at the time it did not appeal...

That's exactly what happened with this Anna Griffin diamond shaped stamp...

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When I first saw it I really didn't know what to do with it...and then this idea materialised...cutting out the diamond shapes and suspending them between two pieces of cardstock. The diamonds are the only thing holding the card together.

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I really like the concept of this card and will be looking at other stamp designs to experiment a bit more with this idea.

37 comments:

Suzanne (Stamp In Style) said...

Wonderful Idea Sarita ... might just have to case it lol!(if thats ok with you .. if I do I'll link back to you!)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
This is incredible!
So love this design Sarita!
Gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Mandi said...

FAB card Sarita
You could turn any stamp into a masterpiece hun!!

Ive seen this suspended type design a fair bit of late, I must have a dabble lol

Enjoy your weekend
Luv mandi xx

Monia said...

Great idea! Card looks beautiful:)

Fiona said...

You've done a great job on your gap card Sarita. I really like this design of card too but have yet to give it a try. Very elegant stamping as usual.

Fiona x

Carol Q said...

Sarita you come up with some wonderful ideas. They always seem so obvious when you see them - but that's the art of being original!

Vicki said...

Fabulous idea Sarita, I bet if I tried this it would fall apart....lol
Love the colours too, keep them coming ;)

hugs
Vicki x

Chris said...

Very elegant and beautiful. Love the green card and the stamps are very stylish.

Sue C said...

Great idea Sarita, isn't it great when you revisit old stamps and inspiration strikes ! Sue C x

Riet said...

So beautiful Sarita,i love your images and papers colours.
So stijlvol.

Hugs Riet.xx

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Oh wow! I did not see it before you said it. That is soo cool! Very clever! And beautiful as always ;o)

Gunn

joey said...

Oh Sarita this is gorgeous, I love that colour of cardstock.Joey.x

Biscuitlid said...

oooh very classy, not made one of these in ages! Love the colour combo

Hugs
victoria
x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Inspired Sarita! Fabulous! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Paula Pascual said...

Hi Sarita,
Just found your blog, and your work is amazing. Beautiful and so well designed. You are very talented. And I absolutely love how you incorporate the stamps that I design. Makes me want to do more and more deigns to see how you are going to use them.

Paulax

Grenouille Greetings said...

Will two comments on the same post ensure the kitty's safety? Love the colours and the ribbon! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Rufus said...

Hmmm, now you've got me thinking! Elegant as always.
R/

Sandra said...

Hi Sarita,
have to leave a comment - just because of that poor kitty on your sidebar... ;-)
Love the original idea - looks so elegant.
just wonder if the diamonds are attached with adhensive - or can you still open the card?
Hugs Sandra

Steph said...

Fabulous as always! Love the green and black combo too. PS read some of your older posts about doing your own stamp line! Congrats, Sarita. I think it's a fantastic idea. You are such an innovative and unique crafter, it will be an outstanding success! I wish you all the best and know I'll be one of your first customers!! xx

Andrea said...

Wow! Your card is so stunning - what a fabulous idea!
Love, Andrea xx

Jackie said...

What a great idea Sarita, superb card and very classy :o)
Jackie xx

Julie said...

Great design Sarita, a lovely card.

patriziawithaz said...

Another very beautiful and classy card Sarita. I have that stamp but would never have thought of using it in that way. Thank you for inspiring us x love maria x

cyga said...

simple and elegant

lamanuelle said...

It's a wondurfull card! Kiss! Nadine

Lily said...

Wow, love this design! Suspend, What a great idea! You clever girl!

Hugs,
Lily

Juls said...

wow fabulous!! always so great to dig out those old stamps!! Very elegant and creative and I love the colour combo! Hugs Juls

Tracey said...

Hi Sarita, I hope you are well. The design of this card is stunning & it is so elegant :)

Have a great week.

Hugs
Tracey
x

Michelle said...

Fabulous as always Sarita
x Michelle

Paula Gale said...

wow - that's really clever Sarita - and effective - at first glance I thought you had used acetate. Excellent idea.

Paula x x x

Smita said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! I think it is just brilliant the way you've propped up the card using the diamond shapes!!

Hgs,
Smita

Georgia said...

Wow! Sooo beautiful Sarita! I love this gorgeous stamp, it's so eye-catching and striking and really sets off the card, I love it! :) Love, Georgia xx

Kerry said...

Wow Sarita!!!

Great idea. Gorgeous design and the diamond image is lovely.

love Kerry xx

Tina said...

Hello Sarita,

I just found your blog and I love it. You create such amazing cards, they leave me speachless. Thank you for the tutorials wich are brilliant. I hope you don´t mind if I put a link to your wonderful website on my blog.

Hugs from Germany, Tina

Merry said...

Oh you are so clever.....this card is so elegant looking.

Dawn said...

Oh sarita this is sooo inventive and different, love it!

E.T said...

very innovative! i will have to try it! i am gonna link you up whenever i do this!