Friday, August 12, 2016

Peek-a-tute Stretch your stamps with Peek-a-boo designs stamps

Hi... Crafty friends...

My today's post is bit different. We all buy such expensive craft items but over the time we stop using it just because we get short of ideas because we see a flower stamp as flower stamp. Just look at it in different way so we can get more out of our stamps. So today I am trying my best to stretch my stash and you, yes YOU all going to judge how far i succeeded in my take on Stretching the stamp. By the way our Challenge for this month is colour inspiration challenge,

Card #1

For my two cards i am using Splitter Splater set.

* I used the solid canopy stamp from the set and inked with color box inks (tried to overlap two inks to get ombre effect).
* I used colours according to our on going challenge.
* I fussy cut each canopy once the ink is dry (these are similar to pigment inks so take time to dry )
* For one I trimmed the image more for other two kept as they were.
* Arranged them as butterfly around flourish.
* Stamped the sentiment.

Card #2

After the first card i thought how much more I can use this set so came the second card.
* I prepared my white panel for heat embossing.
* Stamped sun image with versamark ink.
* Sprinkled ranger liquid platinum embossing powder and heat set it.
* Once it cooled down I used distress inks and blended them diagonally on the panel.
* Trimmed it a bit, glued a black trip of CS
* Heat embossed sentiment on vellum.
* Added two clouds and sun to hide the glue.
** Sentiment is from same set, selective stamping

Card #3

* I took the small boat image and stamped it in a pattern repeatedly with versamark ink,sprinkled ranger gold embossing powder ( I wanted the pattern to show) and heat embossed it.
* Repeated same with large boat stamp.
* Going with the colour challenge applied distress inks.
* Then embossed front of vellum card base through bigshot with We r memory keepers next level embossing folder.
* I mounted the gems i made with boat images one on top of the other with foam square.
* I then cut 4 strips from grey CS, heat embossed sentiment in gold. Glued it on the front.
* To hide the glue i glued another strip on the back, n repeated same on the other flap of the card.
** Sentiment is from same set, selective stamping


Splitter splatter

Banner Alpha

Humming blossom

Distress inks

Wow opaque embossing powder

Ranger gold embossing powder

I am entering to

CFC - 154 - Time to colour

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  1. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the ops of bright colors! Glad you shared one at FMS!

  2. A trio of innovative, gorgeous cards! Transforming the umbrella into butterflies and the paper boat into a flower...absolute genius! WOW WOW and WOW!

  3. Lovely cards, Swapna! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  4. What beautiful cards! Those colours are amazing and bright! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. What beautiful cards but my eye is particularly drawn to the black card, it's stunning and I love the butterflies and the gold embossing ~ just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  6. What a lovely collection of cards, Swapna! So elegant. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

  7. All your cards are so beautiful!! I love the rainbow colors! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  8. What wonderful cards but my favourite has to be those flutterbys love how they pop out of the black.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  9. Wow a wonderful collection of cards I love them all.

  10. These are all so lovely and wonderful!

  11. Totally gorgeous set of cards. You really stretched the stamps! Beautiful work!
    Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more;-))m

  12. These are all so awesome! Love the way you have stretched the stamps! Your second card is cute - I love the colorful background! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx

  13. Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. your backgrounds are incredible! Thanks for joining us at the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge!

  15. Absolutely amazing cards! You have used stamps cleverly for 2nd and 3rd cards. Thanks for participating in Ranganjali's August Challenge.

  16. Wow, I'm lucky to come up with one idea, much less 3! You are amazing!