Sunday, November 10, 2013

One stamp two ways

I love to explore more ways to use the same stamp.  A couple days ago I used the big sentiment stamp on a one layer card.  Today I'm sharing another card that uses the same two stamps:

This time the sentiment was stamped in Ruby and the panel was matted in Ruby cardstock.  The similar thing is that I used the same small background snowflake stamp as the background.  Because I inked it in Whisper and stamped the second generation image, it is really really light.  I like this subtle background as it echoes the polka dots background. 

For the snowflakes I could not have thanked the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge enough.  It helped me cut 10 snowflakes (P.27 of the handbook) at 3 sizes: 1", 3/4" and 1/2".   If you are thinking where I got the coordinating snowflake stamps, look at the same stamp set from Frosted cardmaking Workshop on the Go.  There are three snowflake stamps in the set.  I didn't use the largest one, as it is really large, but I made use of the other two.  These snowflakes do not fit perfectly with the snowflake die cut, but it will work just fine because it is a symmetrical hexagonal shape.  I can't really explain the geometry here, but try it out and you'll see why.

I added some Glitz glitter gel (silver) to the tips and center of each snowflakes and the snowflakes are all sparkling!  Love it!

My card is based on the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

It is also entering the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Let's Frame It
Crafty Calendar - All Things Christmas
My Besties - Snowflakes or Glitter

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That big bright sentiment makes for a stunning card, Joyce. All your "putzing" with the snowflakes was worth it, too! Thanks for linking up with Atlantic Hearts this week.

  2. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Craftitude this week!

  3. Fantastic job, snowflakes on cards I like, not floating in the air yet though. I love the 2nd generation stamping, it just adds depth to the card. Thanks for playing along with us at AHSC.

  4. How cute is this. I love it!! Thanks so much for joining as at AHSC!!

  5. CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Craftitude Challenge anything goes. Good Luck.

  6. love this one. Thanks so much for sharing with us at AHSC

  7. Very Pretty, I love the snow flakes with the Sparkle and Shine paper, so cute! Great job and thanks for playing along at AHSC!

  8. What a lovely card , fab sentimernt! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month for our Christmas Challenge!
    Hugs Lynne xx

  9. Love the card. It's CAS and super cute! Thanks for linking your card up at the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Cathy xx

  10. Fab card, thank you so much for joining us over at Craftitude!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  11. Great card!
    Thanx for joining us at My Besties Norge
    We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!

    Eva Gro
    DT member at My Besties Norge