fredag 27. juli 2012

OMG! I have stamped!!!

Not long ago I won a cute stamp set when the challenge blog Scrapping Everyday Miracles celebrated their birthday. There was this "Invite a friend" challenge: Sherri Funk invited me, I told she had done so, and we both won a set of stamps, identical sets. This stamps are from the company Close To My Heart.

When I started making cards, before I started scrapping, it was all about stamping. I hoarded stamps, I had ink in any colors, and pens, paint and other utensils enough to color images for the rest of my life. Then I discovered you could make cards without the stamping, and I just quit. Like that. And I have hardly stamped anything over the previous five years. OK, I admit I use some background stamps on layouts and crads, but that is about it.

The stamps I won are just adorable, and surely far away from my everyday style, but who says no to a good challenge? So I decided to give them a try! I also made an agreement with Sherri  we should do a twin blog post about our creations, and you'll find an intro about her, and a link to her blog, further down.

So I pulled out my ink, my old embossing powder, scared to death I would be completely rusty. I decided to start easy and use the stamps with some papers which was a safe pick: Webster's pages. I chose to stamp borders and sentiment on the background paper, but the medallion an butterfly were stamped on  seperate sheets and cut out. I also figured out that if I used lots of flowers, I could cover my mistakes easily - he-he. Here is card #1:

CTMH stamps used: Large frame, cameo, butterfly, border, sentiment

Close up photo from a different angle to show dimension

What I really loved about this stamps was they gave clean, sharp prints and the prints were easy to emboss because of that, too.

Then I made card #2: this time I stamped all on the background paper, but I still played safe with Webster's Pages papers and lots of flowers:

CTMH stamps used: Small frame, butterfly, sentiment

From a different angle

Pretty cards - easy to make when you have great stamps, pretty flowers and papers :-)
And very not my everyday style..

It was time to take it a bit longer, step out of the comford zone and see if I could use these stamps on more Clean & Simple cards...

CAS card #1:

CTMH stamps used: Small frame, cameo and sentiment. Embossed: frame & cameo
OK, it could be done *lol*

I then got this idea and pulled out the most horrible stamp ever made: a surprised cat by Cherry Arte. OMG, its aweful - and I love it so much. I'm willing to sell any of the stamps in my collection but this cat!

CAS card #2:

CTMH stamps used: Large frame, heart, sentiment

I think CAS card #2 is my fav....!?!

So I hadn't forgotten it all, I discovered lots of great stamps in my shelf, and will hopefully pull them out more often.

Are you good at stamping?

Now, head over to Sherri Funk's blog to see what she has done with the same stamp set.
Sherri is a super talented, Canadian scrapper, and one of the sweetest persons I know. She design for plases like Let's Capture These Sketches, Let's Capture Our Memories and Scrapping Everyday Miracles and has a fun, carefree, linear style. Now please go and visit her to se her lovely creations (if her post isn't up yet when you read this, it is due to time zones)! Here is a sneak peak of Sherri's work:

And if you wonder: no, I'm not payed, or have been sposnsored, by anyone or any company to do this blog post *lol*

8 kommentarer:

pysselpetra sa...

Mycket elegant. stämpling klär dig :)

Lilith Eeckels sa...

Please Stamp more. these are amazing!

Sherri sa...

Oh my goodness Hilde. I heart your post. You are so hole and funny and you write from the heart. How funny to have discovered throught this twin post that we both began with stamping! You made gorgeous cards. Stamps and Webster's suit you very well! You did a wonderful job highlighting the product and made me blush with your super sweet description of me. Thank you so much for doing this with me it was a great idea and made the whole thing a ton more fun. Hugs to you my friend. Have a wonderful weekend xo

Laurence sa...

This is just gorgeous, congrats on this stamping it's perfect. Both styles !

Jojorenee sa...

Awesome work with that stamp set!

Carol sa...

those are awesome hilde!!! i love that creepy cat one ;)

Monique Liedtke sa...

Love them!! especially the CAS #2! that one is so funny!! You should stamp some more, you're good at it!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy sa...

Wow Hilde! These are outstanding and the later comical! Love the floral ones with the multi layers and embellies! You rock that style too!

As always your clean and simple ones are beautiful and fun!

You girls are so cute blogging and creating together. Thanks for the inspiration!:)