Sunday, October 17, 2010

Two More Takes on the Decorative Ornament Stamp

Now I've made 3 totally different cards using Hero Arts Decorative Ornament stamp paired with the Simple Frame stamp. The first one yesterday was a bit of elegance with soft colors and gold embossing. The second card uses silver embossing and blue and purple color scheme. I also incorporated the Block Stamping technique I learned in a class with Sally Traidman.
The frame was stamped first on white cs, then I used a wavy edged acrylic block inked with Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Inks then spritzed with Perfect Pearls water to stamp the color on the white panel. More Dusty Concord was blended along the edges after the panel was trimmed. I over-stamped HA Old Letter Writing with white ink over the top. The ornaments are silver embossed on glossy white cs that was inked with Ranger Alcohol inks in Wild Plum and Eggplant. I cut them out to adhere to the background. The sentiment is embossed with purple EP on silver cs.
The second card today is the most whimsical of the 3 cards using the combo of stamps. I used some scraps of Crate Paper-Snow Day paper.
The Simple Frame was again clear embossed on white cs, then I blended Barn Door Distress Ink over the top for that great red color. The sentiment and the ornament are both stamped with Barn Door Distress Ink. I border punched a scrap of Hero Hues Iris Layering Paper using a Fiskars punch.

I'm praising God today for answered prayer! A crafting friend who I had just met when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in August has found out her surgery is all the treatment she will need. No chemo, no radiation. Please visit her blog HERE to learn of her journey and to pass on some comment love to a warrior in pink.
Blessings,
nancy

14 comments:

Simone said...

These are gorgeous Nancy! Love the bright fun colours. You definitely rock those ornament stamps! :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, gorgeous cards, Nancy!

Dawn said...

Beautiful cars Nancy... and so pleased to hear that your friend will be good....

Isha said...

Gorgeous cards using this Stamp. I am also itchy to use mine now. Thanks for the motivation.

Barb said...

I'm loving what you're doing with the frame and ornament stamps! These are both so beautiful, Nancy! Hugs! :)

Jacqueline said...

This looks like a very versatile stamp and so beautifully used!

Michelle said...

Love these cards Nancy, you really know how to make this ornament stamp shine! btw hope you have fully recovered:-)

Michelle said...

.....or I might have to send you another get well card:-) he he

Kathy said...

I can't believe how each one is so different and each is so special. You are so rocking the thinking inking. Hugs, Kathy

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

These are both so pretty Nancy! Love them both! So glad to hear the good news about your friend!

ivy said...

such beautiful colors!! i love that block technique!

Suzanne C said...

Love both of your ornament cards. The colors on the second really are fun for a holiday card! Yeah for your friend!

Alice Wertz said...

they are so different and very pretty in their own ways. the colors on the first one are so amazing. they give the feel of a quiet and peaceful night. and the second one is so delightful. love the happy colors. amazing work, Nancy!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Nancy! I love these two cards and the way you incorporated the heart frame stamp! :-)