Sunday, 4 December 2011

Holly swirls...

I was just about to put away the Penny Black holly stamp I used in my post last week but something stopped me. I've used this stamp so many times in my crafting but felt it had even more to offer so I decided to see what else I could come up with.

And this is it...

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I've used silk coated cardstock and stamped the holly in Versamark. I used the resist technique by brayering Adirondack ink over the top to create my first layer. Hopefully you can see the white bits of the holly showing through where the Versamark has resisted the ink.


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Then I just stamped the holly again in the same colour, this one is in "Wild Plum", around the edges of the card. I also stamped off on to a sheet off paper to reduce the amount of ink on the stamp to create a shadow effect.


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This one is stamped in "Bottle", a beautiful shade of blue.


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And finally one more shot of all 3 colourways. The other colour I used was "Oregano", a much more muted colour but I love it. All the sentiments are by Papertrey.

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I love the "movement" of this stamp and I am pleased with how the layers of stamping have created quite a lot of depth to what is a one layer card.

Well, I hope you like them and thank you again for stopping by!

45 comments:

Mandi said...

WOW they hit me right on my dashboard
Stunnign Sruta

I do love this holly bough version

Have a good week
mandi x

Michelle said...

These are stunning Sraita, so beautiful xx

Sue said...

Beautiful!!!

Lavender Rose said...

These are just gorgeous, so elegant and vibrant. You have achieved a fabulous effect with those inks.

Linny said...

WOW stunning cards Sarita. love the stamp you have used. linda x

TAM said...

I more than like them - I LOVE THEM - they are stunning.

Jane said...

WOW!Just gorgeous xx

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Mind-blowing amazing! My jaw just dropped. Truly inspirational! Just love them

Tracey said...

WOW these are stunning cards. You certainly have done a lot with that stamp. I love all the colours. Tracey x

Helen said...

These are the most beautiful cards I've seen in ages - thank you so much for sharing them.

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This is b reathtaking again Sarita. I do love these cards from your. Wonderful also the layaring and the colors.
Lovely greet
Marja

Joey said...

Sarita I absolutely love these cards! you make them so elegant!. Thanks for all your help this morning, much appreciated. Joey xx

Carol Q said...

wow stunning Sarita!

Lisa Jane said...

These are absolutely beautiful
Lisa x

Linby said...

Fantastic effect - lovely.
Linbyx

Susan King said...

Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous!

Smita said...

Fabulous cards!!! Love the different shades and the stamp peeping through!

Hugs,
Smita

Rufus said...

They are absolutely lovely! Must remember to try that, although I doubt my results will be as pretty.
R/

grace said...

I LOVE these cards! They're so lovely and the colors really flow together :]

Jackie said...

They are so stunning, the colours are wonderful. They are so You Sarita :o)
Jackie xx

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!! what a creative way of using your stamp!! and I love the way you have braught the colour accross your card! stunning as always! Hugs Juls

Sue said...

Hi Sarita
wow wow n wow i luv what you have done with that stamp, gorgeous cards, lovely colours, fabulous design, sue,x

Andrea said...

Wow, you are so clever! I love the effect you have created with just one stamp, and all the sentiments are lovely too.
Love, Andrea xx

Georgia said...

These are amazing Sarita, wow! I love the gorgeous ink effect and swirl stamping, so stunning! :) Love, Georgia xx

Pauline C said...

Totally amazing cards Sarita. I have often thought of getting this stamp as I love PB brushstroke stamps, but I could never quite picture what to do with this stamp I feel all inspired now by this and your previous post with this stamp :-)
Pauline x

Steph said...

OH WOW!!! Sorry I haven't been around lately, Sarita but boy did I pick a good post to come and visit!!! I seriously think these are some of the most beautiful cards you've ever made - and that's saying something!!! There are just STUNNING, I love them! x

Joan B said...

unbelievably beautiful!!!!!

Joan B said...

unbelievably beautiful!!!!!

Viv said...

Just seen these cards and wow are they grrrrrreat!!!well done again Sarita :O) Viv xx

Faith A said...

soooooo pretty love these colours

Grenouille Greetings said...

So sorry I haven't been around for a while. I am always bowled over by your delighful creations but these have an extra WOW factor! Only you could look at such a simple stamp and see so much potential and then produce such a variet of beautiful makes! Happy New Year, Sarita! Hugs, Lesley

Emm said...

hey there - could you do a video tutorial of this technique?

Emm said...

hey there - could you do a video tutorial of this technique?

tournesol55 said...

C'est superbe, cela donne un effet très joli et chic dans n'importe quelle couleur. Bravo.

Rae said...

WOW!!

Rae said...

WOW!!

ash said...

Sarita: Just stumbled upon your blog and these cards have just blown me away. These are absolutely PHENOMENAL. Thanks for sharing. ...ash

ash said...

Sarita: Just stumbled upon your blog and these cards have just blown me away. These are absolutely PHENOMENAL. Thanks for sharing. ...ash

Barbara Himelman said...

these are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing !!!!

Nyoka said...

Saw your beautiful cards on Facebook! They are awesome!!! Beautiful job!

Joce Turner said...

Thank you so very much for sharing these beautiful creations. You have inspired me to look at my stamps differently!

Nancee Purdum said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Nancee :)

Judy said...

Just found you after a recommendation on F.book. Wow, these cards are fabulous! I can't wait to have a look around your blog now! Thanks for the inspiration x

dgodin67 said...

Where do you get silk coated card stock and could you get this same affect with regular card stock? Love this card, the purple, blue and beige are all beautiful
Thanks, Diane

All Things Paper said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing how you created these cards!