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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Rubber Stamp Cards

One of my other hobbies is to make cards using rubber stamps. I get a lot of my ideas from the rubber stamping and scrap booking magazines (they have so many great ideas!). Here are a couple of cards I've made in the not too distant past:

This one was more of an experiment. I got the basic pattern from one of my many rubber stamp/card making magazines. I think it's something that I'll have to experiment with a little more. The sprial thingys (love my technical term? lol) are made with cardstock and embroidery floss with a brad in the middle holding them all together. I think I might use more strands of the floss to get a thicker, darker line. Also, I wanted to try the whole 'brown and pink' colour scheme as I've seen it on purses and clothes and some of it looked good. I would have never thought to use those two colours together. And with with any card (or any craft item), you can use the same pattern and use different colours to get different looks as well, so that is something to experiment with too.

The next one, to the right, is one of my favourites. It's a very simple card that I used a blueish purple background with a different shade of purple 'stripe' down the middle. The background is stamped with a small stamp that has butterflies on it, and I used the Versamark ink. For the 'stripe', I ripped both the left and right edges and left the top and bottom smooth so that it matched with the top and bottom edges of the card. Next, I took a white bookmark (I purchased a pack of them at Wal-Mart for a pretty good price) and stamped on the butterfly image. I coloured in the butterfly images using chalk. I am happy with the results of this one. I had also done the exact same card in two shades of pink (and I think I used different colours on the butterflies as well), and it turned out really pretty too. I sent that one off to someone before I could get it scanned.

I have a couple of other cards scanned into the computer so far, and will post them in another post so that I won't make this one too long. Let me know what you think of the cards!

Have a Christ filled day!!

10 comments:

Jayleigh said...

I've used the butterfly stamp before. I ADORE IT!

Allena said...

those are great! i'm addicted to stamping also! i love it. though i don't do it as much as i should! LOL

Shelley said...

Allena, I don't do as much as I want to either. Usually I get together with a friend on a Saturday afternoon when both of our schedules are clear, and we make it an afternoon of card making and fellowshipping. I'm hoping to get together with her before school starts back again as I'm itching to make some cards LOL.

Shelley said...

Jayleigh, isn't it such a pretty stamp? It's so springlike and feminine I find.

Maggie Ann said...

Very pretty cards! I got a couple of scrapbooking books for Christmas and am looking forward to trying some new things. Your first card looks intrieging with the layers of flowers.

Shelley said...

Maggie Ann: Thanks so much for your comment. I like the affect of the layering and I was even thinking if different colours of floss was used on the different layers (like maybe the top and bottom one being the same with the middle one different or some such combination) it might even get a totally different effect. Something to try I suppose.

Allena said...

for your percentage bars i got them from this website. if you follow the directions it will work! good luck http://www.unlikelywords.com/html-morsels/

Shelley said...

Allena, thanks so much for the link!

Mustang Girl said...

one word: ADORABLE!!

Andrea said...

That butterfly card is sooo cute! I think I have that stamp! :) Thanks for stopping by...