Monday, January 16, 2012

One Stamp, Three Ways

I am sort of "behind" on the online class, Clean & Simple Card Making.  We've been given sketches, new techniques, making one layer cards and using multiple die cut layers as well as finding ways to use the same stamp in three different ways.

Tonight I found some time to make three cards using the new Hero Arts Newspaper Skyline woodblock stamp. I hope you like it:


This first card is supposed to convey a feeling of being far away from someone one cares about, so the embossed buildings in the background are further away and obviously the popped up blue building in the foreground is here, where the sender is.  I also chose these colours as my intention was to make this more of a masculine card.  The sentiment is from Ali Edwards and the cardstock from PTI and Neenah.


This is perhaps a bit of a silly card, I am still toying with the idea of a sentiment, maybe "I miss you" or "Thinking of You", but I liked the XOXO there as a sentiment on it's own too.  It's a simple one layer card with a little masking.  The inks are distress inks, Fired Brick and Gathered Twigs. The heart is from a Hero Arts cling set called Untitled Hearts.


This is my favourite of the three.  I used the sentiment and clock from the Hero Arts Special Time set, love this set.  I stamped the big clock with some second generation Pumice Stone ink.  And then I popped a layered PTI mat stack over that, which I matted with a grey cardstock for a thin border.  The buildings are stamped with Victorian Velvet and embossed.

On a personal note, I had an amazing race this morning and my best time ever at this Half Marathon distance in 15 years!  So who says that getting old means you need to slow down!  Not me!

I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend, mine is not over yet as my daughter does not have school tomorrow so I am taking her to go and see Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked!  Should be a lot of fun!


24 comments:

Lisa said...

What a great trio of cards Brenda! The third is my favorite too, so pretty and quite elegant. Congrats on your race!!! Have fun at the movie tomorrow with your little one, sounds like a good time ;)

Dawn said...

Well done on your race Brenda. And what lovely cards. I too am way behind with CAS class... I like your choice of stamp for the 3 cards.

Barb said...

Love these, Bren! I think the first one is my fave - so cool with the popped up, highlighted building - very striking card! Great job running today, and have fun at the movie tomorrow - I miss those special, simpler times when my boys were little.

Stella said...

I am with you; your 3rd card is my fave too :). The subtle accent of the clock as a background and that "peek" at the skyline; gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Brenda! I had to come check your blog on these fabulous CAS cards. You've created some real beauties. I love all three of them. The class sounds like a lot of fun.

Congrats on your half-marathon. We've had some very nice weather, lately. Hope it was good running weather for you.

Have a nice week!
Hugs!
-Martha

cardcreationsnz said...

Three wonderful cards. You have used the HA newspaper skyline woodblock stamp so well.

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, you are doing a great job in your class! These three cards are so unique, and each one is super! I think my favorite is the third, I love the subtle black frame around the die cut image. Great way to use the cityscape...three different ways! Have fun with your daughter on her day off!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda I like how you used the image in three totally unique ways! Wonderful cards. Congratulations on your fast run!

Lisa said...

I'm glad you found some time to sit down and play last night! I had the same thought to use this stamp and I love what you did all three ways! Especially like the popped up building on the first and the stamping on the die cut on the last. The addition of the clock is super cool!!

CinnamonSally said...

Love all these cards Brenda, particularly the last one. All great CAS designs. Hope you enjoy the cinema.
Hugs Sally
PS well done on your run.

Tiffany said...

Love what you have done with this stamp! It's fast becoming a favorite stamp for me. Maybe one day I will get this! Great inspiration!

Joyce said...

These are all wonderful. Now, I want that stamp even more than I did before.

Robin K. said...

Hi Brenda! Congrats on getting your best time on your run! I'm soooo behind in the CAS class! I really love the different ways you used this stamp - I think the third one is my fave! Hugs, Robin

Robin K. said...

Hi Brenda! Congrats on getting your best time on your run! I'm soooo behind in the CAS class! I really love the different ways you used this stamp - I think the third one is my fave! Hugs, Robin

Trinh said...

Great job with this stamp, Brenda! My fave is the last one as well; love the clock in the background. And a big congrats on your time!

Melissa Shea said...

I love your card designs! Visually stunning how you use the stamps! And you're more on it than me, I think I stalled at day, um, 1. Eekk!

alexandra s.m. said...

such exciting news about your race Brenda!
Love these cards! You really rocked that set!

TFS~

Marion said...

Great cards Brenda. I really love the 3rd one. Very creative!

Maureen Morton said...

Wow - you should be in a blog hop with all these great ideas for one stamp! You are so creative here, Brenda! Love the heart on the best.

Jacqueline said...

Just LOVE that first card you made and the sentiment is perfect!!

sheila said...

Congratulations on your race and time Brenda! you must feel so satisfied after all of your foot issues that plagued you this summer! I'm happy for you ;-D And your cards are wonderful....you really know how to use that skyline stamp to it's best effect!

Rosemary said...

fantastic cards, brenda!! i really, really, really like the 3rd one... it is so clever and creative!!

Shay said...

Really fantastic trio of card using the same stamp. I think they are all delightful.

Michelle said...

All your cards are beautiful and unique using the same stamp! I too, love the last one!