Monday, 7 March 2011

Stampin Up Artistic Etchings

I am sharing three cards with you today that I have made with my brand new SU set "Artistic Etchings" This was one of those stamp sets that you know you like but take a while before you succumb to buying it for yourself. I saw this one and had it on my wish list from October when our new cataloue came out but there were other sets that were just that bit higher on the (very long) list so I have only just aquired it. Now I know I should have bought it sooner as it is so lovely to use and so versatile. These three cards were all made within a couple of hours of opening the stamp set and that shows it is one of those sets I will love to work with. Some stamp sets just do not always work easily for me so I am always excited by those that inspire me immediately.
The black and vanilla card uses just that one image stamp but have you noticed that it is virtually the same image as one of the patterns on the Designer Paper Stacks so it would be a perfect stamp set to use with any of the colour families. I love simple don't you ?
On the Baja Breeze card I have used crystal effects on the tower image and this has made it look like a glazed sticker which really lifts this card.
Finally on the Cherry Cobbler and Early Expresso card I have used my new favourite tool from Stampin Up and that's the Spritzer tool. It is amazing and I am totally addicted to it already. I love how it softens the look of every single card you make with it. I will be using this lots lol


Jane said...

Fab, Fab, Fab do it every time.....I also have looked at this set from afar; but now I know I'm just going to have to get it!

fatmonica said...

Love these!The stamps are just fabulous!

Sara said...

Aren't these lush and I love how the rhinestones and pearls give them that special bling.

Of course you can CASE the basket, that was completely my intention, they're designed as a make and take for workshops. I had hoped to have a little natter with you at training but everything was so busy wasn't it? Hopefully we'll get chance another time.

Sara xx

Emma said...

I love this set too!! Gorgeous cards Maria xx

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