Saturday, 16 January 2010

Bella Toile Background Stamp

I keep meaning to upload one new card each day to share with you but somehow it doesn't seem to happen. Today however I have not one but TWO cards to share with you, the reason being I want to show you how one simple background stamp can look so different depending how you use it.

For the simpler of the two cards I just inked my new Bella Toile stamp( I am already loving this stamp) with Close to Cocoa, layered the stamped image onto Chocolate Chip, then Very Vanilla cardstock. I simply added a ribbon and sentiment and it was done. I think this makes for an elegant card and with 48 matching Stampin' Up cardstock and Ink Pad colours available there is a colour to suit everyone. ( ohhhhhhhhhhh and I must tell you that I have just taken delivery of all 48 re-inkers so will now be able to easily dye any of my Whisper White ribbons to create a perfect match )

For the other card I stamped the Bella Toile in Stazon Black onto Whisper White cardstock and then coloured it all in using my ink pads as a colour palette ( squeeze your SU ink pads before opening and this will transfer a little ink onto the inner lid of the pad and you can then pick up this colour with a water brush as I have done) I then just used cardstock and brads to match the ink colours I had used. This card seems much "busier" to me but I still quite like the effect.

My hubby said the two cards reminded him of the difference between black and white and coloured photography and I thought that was a brilliant description. I'm amazed at how different the two cards look.


Janette said...

Hi maria, I never like the stamp either until I saw what Jo did for the present box she gave to Jenny...then I had to have it....I never thought of colouring it though....great idea.... also can you let us know how you get on with colouring your ribbon as my attempts have never been very good....thanks

Teri said...

Maria ..... these are fab! I LOVE your coloured one - simply gorgeous!

Teri xx

Sara said...

Both are great looks and your hubby is spot on, in fact I'd even go so far as to say sepia and colour.

Must get around to making my Bella Toile stamp up - I'm gradually working my way though my new ones, trying them all out. Don'tya just lurve Christmas?

Sara xx

Jane said...

Hi Maria,
Love the different effects you've created. I got this stamp for Christmas (I have mounted it - but just not stamped!!)
Hopefully things will calm down a little and this week, I can get back to doing something - just for me...
Love Jane x

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