28 Oct 2017

Less is More #352 - Stamp Layering

Hello my friends. Thanks so much for popping by. I'm here today to introduce another Less is More challenge and it is recipe week.

So we're looking for ways that you layer stamps. This could be with stamps that already have several parts that stamp on top of each other to create a flower, or stamping in colour and then stamping again in clear ink to clear heat emboss, or maybe even stamping in white onto a dark cardstock and then stamping again in a bright colour. Can't wait to see how you interpret this theme.

You can head on over to the challenge blog for some fantastic inspiration from the design team.

I have 2 cards for you today.

1) Flower Power

For this card I layered the florals in the background by stamping the flower outline in clear ink and embossing in white powder. The flower petals were then stamped in distress inks and once dried stamped again in clear ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This gave a resist technique to allow the yellow background creation.

For a bit of interest I stamped 3 extra flowers and fussy cut them for embellishment. The difference with these florals is that I over-stamped a pattern on the petals in distress oxide inks.

I'm entering this into:
Crafty Creations #353 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges #166 - Birthdays
Pause Dream Enjoy #196 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

STAMPS: Uniko Flower Power 2, Uniko Background Blocks Halftone
DIES: Lawn Fawn inside out stitched rectangles, Marianne designs (I think) leaves
INKS: Distress Inks: peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, twisted citron, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, foscillised amber. Distress Oxides: peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, twisted citron. Versamark clear.
OTHER: Pearlised Paper and card, Wow! ultra bright white embossing powder, Stampendous detail gold embossing powder, Distress spritzer, gold Gems 3d foam pad, dimension glue.

2) Let it Snow!

You can watch me make this card from start to finish on my YouTube channel by clicking HERE.

Here I did my own interpretation of stamp layering where I added different layers of inks and stamped and clear embossed in between each layer of colour, so that the stamps are layered in different colours.

This one is for:
Crafting By Designs - Christmas
Fab n Funky challenge #368 - Christmas
Paper Minutes #509 - Brr Cold
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #17 - Anything Christmas Goes
Watercooler Wednesdays WWC142 - All about Christmas

STAMPS: ClarityStamps Snowflakes
DIES: X-Cut mini sentiment dies
INKS: Distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans), Encore Silver ink, Versamark Clear ink
OTHER: Clear embossing powder, 3d foam pads, water spritzer, Silver Mirri card, White linen card.

That's it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll be back soon.



Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Sharon, what a wonderfully elegant card! I love the wide white borders--very effective. Keeping the colours simply to blue, white and silver really adds to the cold of the snowflakes and, of course the sentiment. You have a way with those inks. I love the background and then the silver stamping on it. This really is a stunning card. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Nonni said...

Two fantastic cards, Sharon! I love the dotty pattern you added to your embellishment-flowers in your first card -adds a lot of interest and what a great way to give a new look to a stamp that you used differently in the same card. Your snowy winter background in your second card looks amazingly beautiful, I love the dimensional effect your stamp layering gives to the background. Wonderful shiny sentiment too! Have a fun weekend! xxx

Neets B said...

Gorgeous makes once again, Sharon. Love the colours of your floral card, and the added dots look great. I love doing the layered emboss resist technique and it looks fab in blues with the snowflakes. Some lovely interest in the centre of the square white space xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Two fantastic techniques to showcase this week's theme ! In the end there are many more than we could imagine! In your first card you are not only showing us one stamp layering technique but also how to stretch our stamps ! It is really beautiful and I love how the embossed flowers pop up over this vibrant yellow background ! Lovely design too ! My favourite is still your second card with this beautiful blue background, I've also seen this technique on Ardyth's blog, it is absolutely stunning ! Thanks for the video too ! Have a great weekend and a fabulous week !

Cara said...

Great techniques to create two stunning cards x

Marsha J Reed said...

Lovely, elegant card, Sharon! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Trina P. said...

These are stunning, Sharon. Love the bright cheery colours of your first card. The design is really eye-catching too. And I love your layered emboss resist snowflake card and video. The silver is gorgeous against that beautiful background. Another technique I’ve been meaning to try. Have a wonderful week. xx

Susan said...

Your cards are so pretty. Love your color combination. I'm feeling really stressed that I haven't done many Christmas cards yet...you are inspiring me!

Shona Hamill said...

Gorgeous cards thanks for sharing with us at the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge. Hugs, Shona xx

Heidi said...

Eine sehr schöne Winterkarte.
Vielen Dank, dass du bei Paperminutes mitmachst!

Liebe Grüße -

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful card on our Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week Sharon. Loved the icy blues and silver mix and the CAS look of your card. Beautiful!

Judy Markowitz said...

What a fabulous card! I really love your choice of colors along with all the wonderful technique! Nicely done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

2 fantastic and technique quality Stamp layering techniques. I love all the stunning colours and layers of Uniko blooms in the first one and a super eye-catching design to boot! Then wowzers those sparkly, snowflakes, with accompanying tutorial are just AWESOME! You've certainly knocked the socks off stamp-layering Sharon. xx

Melissa Bove said...

Stunning cards! Such beautiful designs!! So pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


MagsB said...

Wow, Sharon, what fabulous cards! Such gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

Deborah Frings said...

What gorgeous cards! I absolutely love the cascading flowers and those colours too! Fab!

Lindsey said...

2 quite different but equally lovely cards! Love the vibrancy of the flowers and also the rich muted snowflakes x

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT