Saturday, November 30, 2013

Double Stamping Technique

Hello everyone!
Last week, Jennifer McGuire demonstrated her ‘Double Stamping Technique’ for Simon Says Stamp using some of the newest Hero Arts stamps and dies. Since they were available at SSS, and I was getting ready to place an order, I decided to add them to my basket.
My order arrived on Wednesday, so I got busy right away ~ 


For my first card, I used 2 shades of shadow inks to stamp the background, created a thin strip with Pale Tomato ink so it would match perfectly, then colored the butterfly, die cut that and popped it up on a circle die cut. 
I would like to enter this card into this week’s Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp for the theme ‘Anything Goes’






My 2nd card was created for this week’s challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More  This is actually my 2nd submission for this challenge, and the theme is ‘Holidays’. First, I die cut the tree on white cardstock, then I glued and stacked the positive pieces of patterned paper with 2 layers of white cardstock so that when I laid the pieces into the negative openings, they would be raised up off the front panel. I hope that makes sense - lol!


Here is a close up of the layers, which adds dimension to this card:







 If you're wondering where I found all the sparkle for the background on my 2nd card, I used the overlay feature at Pic Monkey called 'Sparkle Stars'...I think it adds a fun effect!

Well, that's it for me! I hope everyone is having a fun weekend, and maybe catching some of the amazing sales that are going on...I am!
Until next time...Take care,
Barb

Have a Fabulous Day
Stamps: Hero Arts - Butterfly and Flower, Tiny Flags
Ink: Memento - Hero Arts - Fresh Peach, Pale Tomato; Tuxedo Black; Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Dies: Hero Arts - Butterfly and Flower
Markers: Copics - R39, R32, R35
Sequins: Kelly Purkey - Silver
Other: Artistic Wire

Merry & Bright
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Cheerful Christmas Greetings
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Stamper’s Select White, Soft Stone; Recollections - Silver Glitter Paper
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug - Home for the Holidays
Die: Papertrey Ink - Polka Dot Parade #9
Sequins: Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit - Clear Sparkly Sequins


13 comments:

Laura B. said...

Your double stamping looks amazing and so does your coloring!!! Stunning card!

Lin said...

Beautiful stamping on your card for our challenge, Barb, nice and crisp! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Barb said...

Barb, your take on Jennifer's technique turned out awesome - love that fun design!

And wow! Your tree is absolutely delightful! Such a darling card!

Virginia L. said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Barb! The double stamping is SUPERB! I love how your thoughtful process really show through in your creations! Love them! And that special effect with the Pic monkey is lovely! You are getting to be such a pro in blogging!

Cat Craig said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Barb. Your double stamping is fantastic. Love your tree as well. You are so creative.

Sue said...

Hi Barb, two gorgeous cards here. I love the beautiful butterfly on the first and the red and white colour scheme, one of my favourites, and the lovely tree on the second. Thank you for joining us again at ATSM.

KayM said...

Oooooh both of these are beauties Barb!! That butterfly is gorgeously colored, and what a pretty color scheme for the whole card! The tree is darling! I have that die and haven't used it yet. I need to get it out! You have inspired me! Love what you've done here! :)

Rosemary said...

wonderful set of cards, barb... love the butterfly on the first one!

Nonni said...

What a totally cute Christmas tree card! I love the split up image. Fun! Both of your cards are great. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

lostinpaper said...

Great stamping Barb, loving both your cards!

Shana Gaff said...

I love your tree! It is so original and I can definitely see the dimension! I also love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

Dawn Turley said...

Love the double stamping. Both cards are simply delightful

Jean said...

Another fabulous set of cards! I really like how you made the Christmas tree card - it's so festive!