Wednesday, November 16, 2011

More Variations on a Theme.

A few weeks ago I got a Hero Arts stamp set called Merriest Christmas Wishes.  I have done a few cards with it... and on Saturday, I did two more.

Joy to the World


For this one, I inked the stamp with Sahara Sands pigment ink, cut out and edged with a punch and mounted on red. Made the red ribbon feature and added a hand made poinsettia. 

Season's Greetings


For this one I brayered the stamp with Kaleidocolor Blues.  Added a Spellbinders edge, some ribbon and a white flower I bought last Christmas and didn't use!  Love the graduated colours of the blues.  I like this set as it has a choice of sentiments with the main image.  So versatile.

Can't believe the week is halfway through... they seem to be flying by.  Less than 6 weeks till Christmas and 5 weeks till my Mum and Dad arrive for a three week stay.   So much to do... so little time....

Dawn

14 comments:

cardcreationsnz said...

I love this stamp. I like the way you have made two cards using different colours. Both look great. The embellishments really add to them.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Two beautiful and creative variations Dawn!

CinnamonSally said...

Two really beautiful cards Dawn, love the rich red and the vibrant blue. Just Stunning!!

Lisa said...

Both are gorgeous, Dawn! I love the simplicity of the first one and I also absolutely love how you inked the second one! The versatility is wonderful :)

sheila said...

these are so different but so gorgeous! I can't decide which I like better ..... they are both fairly majestic! I love the addition of the flowers on each too.

Maureen Morton said...

This looks like such fun, Dawn! Love the embellishments on both of these sweet cards. All of the colors are great and the visual impacts are so different, but lovely!

Barb said...

So fun to see two totally different cards, using the same stamp! Both are beautiful, Dawn!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful birch cards! Love the two different color schemes and the beautiful backgrounds you created.

Clare said...

Sooo pretty!!! Love what you did with the stamp - can't wait to get mine and try out some of those fab inking techniques! :)

Jay Gee said...

Two beautiful variations Dawn - I love the different shades of blue on the second :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Lovely cards, I love the blue one especially
Lindsay xx

Tiffany said...

I will always love this beautiful silhouette stamp! And I still haven't bought it yet!! lol...maybe I will get it in time for next year!

Brenda said...

These are superb Dawn! I love that stamp, it looks superb in almost any colour really!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous cards Dawn!