Thursday, February 23, 2012

Inspired Stamps - 1 Stamp, 3 Ways

Hello again!  The Design Team's assignment today for Inspired Stamps February Favourites is to use a Scripture Sentiment in 3 Ways.  This is so practical because it's always great to see the potential possibilities for every stamp set we have.

The Scripture sentiment I've chosen for all my projects is Matthew 1:23.  It's a 2"x2" and a great value at $3.99 each. On my first project, I had the Scripture Sentiment as the focal image of the card.  I must admit, I seldom make the effort to do so, as I always tend to use image stamps.  Maybe it's because I love to colour too much {smiles}.

Stamp sets used : Matthew 1:23, Lovely Lace, Paper : Webster's Pages
This card was quite easy to put together.  The Scripture sentiment was cut out using Spellbinders Classic Circles and I adhered it on top of the Lovely Lace doily, which was stamped on white cardstock with Memento Angel Pink.  The doily was cut out and the edges of the doily inked with Memento Angel Pink and Desert Sand.  Because I stamped the doily on white cardstock, I decided the white areas on the doily needed some colour and I used Copic E00, to match the background paper.  Then I added a die-cut flower and some ribbon & the stacked butterflies to finish off the card.

Stamps sets : Matthew 1:23, David's Shepherd  Paper : Webster's Pages
On this card, I used the Scripture sentiment with an image.  I was thinking Christmas when I made this card.  I coloured the shepherd boy with Copic Markers (BG10, BG11, BG13, B60, B63, B66, E30, E31, E33, E35, R20, E11).

On my last project, I decided to make a simple tag.  On this tag, I split up the Scripture Sentiment into 3 sections.  It's quite easy to achieve this, with the masking technique.  You can either ink only the portion of the stamp which you need or you can use a piece of paper on your cardstock to mask off the words you don't want to show on the tag.  Another method is to cut up the clear stamps and use each strip to stamp on the cardstock separately.  Either way, it works just fine.

I hope you like the above projects & I'd love to see your ideas if you'd like to play along with us. Just leave me a comment when you do, and I'll be sure to visit your blog.

Now, please head over to the Design Team members' blogs to see their fabulous projects.

Thanks so much for coming by today.


Beate said...

What a great way to showcase this sentiment. All three of your projects look gorgeous!
Hugs and smiles

Chere M. said...

Kary, Your projects are gorgeous. I love how you split the scripture into three parts on your tag. So elegant. I love to see what you come up with each week.

glowegal said...

Kary, you always make such gorgeous works of art! This week's projects are just exquisite!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!

Emily Keaton said...

Kary, these are SO beautiful! I love how you showcased this lovely bit of scripture, and your use of Webster's Pages is so impressive. I always get scared away by those pretty papers, afraid of covering up too much. But you TOTALLY make them work!! Thanks for some wonderful eye candy this morning. :)

Lisa Arana said...

Oh my, they are all so pretty. I love how you used the background paper in the first one.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

These are all beautiful Kary. I especially LOVE the first one!!

Christine Ang said...

The first card is a class of its own - you have instilled much sophistication into it. The other two pieces are also adorable.

Anita said...

These are all stunning! I love how you did the tag.

Queen Bee said...

Kary-you are such an amazing artist! Love the shephard card so much!