Sunday, 10 April 2011

One Card Three Ways

this week over at Less is More, Mandi and Chrissie have challenged us LIMettes to create a one layer card using the sentiment as the main focal poimt. Hmm - I had planned on making four cards here but ended up with just three. I'll share and then explain!

So I have used the Engraved Greetings Happy Birthday stamp which I decided would be enough for this challenge on it's own. First I stamped in Versamark on to Tempting Turquoise card and embossed with black embossing powder. Next the Melon Mambo card made in the same way with white embossing powder. For my third card I used Versamark on the stamp and then half Tempting Turquoise, half Melon Mambo and embossed with clear powder. Here's the turquoise one with a couple of self adhesive rhinestone gems for that finishing touch!

Next the Melon Mambo version:

Now if you're wondering what happened to card number four, this is the story of it's failure to be. I decided it needed to be on Basic Black card and needed to be a pink or turquoise image not white - that would have been too easy and looked the same as the Turquoise fella. So I tried these methods:
  1. Versamark and chalk - messy and not neat enough for me
  2. Versamark, whisper white and tempting turquoise - just looked white!
  3. Versamark, heat and stick powder, blue glitter - image not clearly defined
  4. Mixing Whisper White reinker with turquoise reinker, daubing onto stamp - nope, didn't work either
  5. Stamping Whisper White. Drying. Waiting. Carefullt lining up Stamp-ma-jig and over stamping in Turquoise - looked gray
  6. Rumaged through my none SU stash to find my cosmic shimmer embossing powder that I knew would do the job only to find I no longer own them!
  7. Gave up!
So I tried but after trying some more, decided to give in before I ruined any more black card. If anyone masters getting a stamped image to stamp brightly in pink on to black card - using only Stampin' Up! products - please, please share the secret of your success with me! I can colour images no problem but stamping just isn't working for me.

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  1. Fabby cards victoria

    Have a super day

    Ali x

  2. A very dramitic card and it works so beautifully too. Hugs Rita xx

  3. FAB cards Victoria
    Boy you worked hard!
    All i can say is embossing powder!
    Thank you as always
    Less is More

  4. Great cards, that image works so well in all variations. x

  5. the only solution to your problem of the foruth card I can think of would be to emboss in white then stamp onto white card stock in your chosen ink colour, carefully cut out the H and B and layer it on the top but you would still have the rest of the image in white.
    Regardless, I love your creations great idea!!
    Kelly xx

  6. Amazing how different they all look on various colours. Great work.

  7. Super cards Victoria, well done on being presistant with the pink on black theme but sorry it didn't work out.

    Tracy xx

  8. Have you tried stamping in white and then embossing in pink?
    Don't know if it would work... it's why I paper-pieced last week as I wanted a decent red on black card stock... but that wouldn't work with this kind of solid image stamp!
    All the others are brill!
    "Less is More"

  9. Lovely bold cards Victoria! For the black and pink one, try the Black Magic technique...stamp in whisper white craft ink. Dry. Then colour over stamped image heavily with watercolour pencil. I think Dawn Griffiths has a video tutorial on youtube, if you search stampin up Black magic technique....the colours really seemed to "pop".

  10. What took you......!!!!!!!! They're all great though. TFS

  11. ooh more lovely cards form you V. Shame the black one didn't work out - pink on black would have looked awesome! x

  12. Fabulous cards Victoria! I love the bright colors!

  13. Fab cards Victoria! Love the colours you've used, and you persevered for longer than I would've done with the 4th card - pink on black would've looked great though :o) Lisa x

  14. love this collection, brilliant selection of colours. and you've got me thinking now!!

  15. Fabulous cards Victoria; so striking! x

  16. I really like the simplicity of this stamp and your bold cards are super. I particularly like the one with the multi coloured image! Sorry you had such a hard time with the black.

  17. Really striking cards, love them!

  18. I like how you have used different colours for the same stamp. NICELY DONE :O)

  19. Love your set of cards and the different effect achieved on each one. Sorry can't help with your black one. I'm still learning so much myself however I admire your perseverance as I'd have given up at step 2!! x

  20. I love these and I think I'm a fan of the melon mambo most... love bold contrasts.
    Yes embossing would do it - but that's how it goes- buying more - yet - always outta the stash we need.
    Sarah at 127

  21. Oh Victoria these are striking darling
    I hope you feel better soon sweetie
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  22. Can`t help with the black card Victoria, sorry but one`s you`ve done are fab.
    Lynne xxx

  23. these are fab Victoria. Great stamp to use for the challenge.
    Lynn x

  24. Superb cards - I love SU products and this stamp is fabulous. Great colours too.
    Sylvia x


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