Saturday, June 11, 2011

Some Fun and Cheery Stampsmith Cards

Hi Smithies!
Today I have three simple to make fun and cheerful cards.  All three cards use images from the "Those  Were the Days" Full Sheet.  On the first card, I stamped on a piece of scrapbook paper I had in my stash.  I cut out to include the flower.  I used a hot pink CS.  Kind of fun, don't you think?

The second card, is stamped on glossy White CS.  I added lots of aqua colored layers.

For the last card, the image was stamped on a matte white CS.  I used lots of lavenders and teal for this card and some Fifties inspired DP.

Just a  quick little post today.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  There is still time to enter the Birthday Challenge over at the Stampsmith Challenge blog.
Karen McAlpine

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Au Revoir Mon Cherie

The card I am sharing today makes use of stamps from two stamp plates from The Stampsmith. The main image of the couple is from My Honey plate The cancellation marks, map and Au Revoir are from the always popular Paris plate.
This is the first time I've used this particular stamp and when working with it I couldn't help but get caught up in the romance of the image and how a story starts to unfold. That is for me, what makes photo realistic stamps so appealing, stories can be created or the people featured in the stamps can become adopted family.
In the top corner I cut a piece of scrap paper to form a corner accent and then stamped Au Revoir directly onto the paper. After stamping the map from the Paris plate I tore it in half.
In the bottom corner is the other half of the stamped map and the cancellation marks.
Stamping onto pattern paper creates simple, co-ordinated embellishments for projects. Lynne x

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A Few More Birthday Cards

Hi Smithies!
I have three more cards for you which demonstrate stamping on papers other than glossy white CS. The first card uses the Eiffel Tower image from the Paris Full Sheet available in the Stampsmith Shop. The palette today is subtle and almost neutral. The image was stamped on glossy gold paper.

Card number two is stamped on brown glossy paper. I used the friends image from the "Those Were the Days" Full Sheet."On the third card, I stamped the image on smooth yellow paper. I really like how this turned out too. This image is called "Bling" and is available as a single image.And of course, there are more details on my Blog. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Karen McAlpine