Tuesday, 1 November 2011

I needed some super quick cards, so I pulled out one of my all time favourite stamps, the Penny Black fuchsia.  Fancied a change, so I stamped it in two colours of Stazon – Timber Brown and Saddle Brown – onto pearlescent ivory card, then embossed with clear powder.

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Of course you can’t see the pearlescent finish, so this gives you more of an idea …
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Using the same colours, I stamped on matte ‘off white’/cream card but the words stamp wasn’t playing well today, so I had to stamp it again in Versafine Sepia and emboss it.  The card itself is pale pink pearlescent. Must be having a pearlescent day, lol – a rarity for me.  This also fits this week’s theme over at Crafty Cardmakers.

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I also needed another card to accompany something but time was short today, so I pulled a bit of Faux Batik out of my ‘half made’ stash, which just happened to use the same stamp (I have a few of these, waiting to be used) so I sponged on some Adirondack inks, stamped the fuchsia again with some more words and embossed. This one’s a bit ‘in your face’ colour wise, compared to the others.

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The green card is actually much greener – not a nice pale green as you see in the photo (unless that’s my monitor, lol). I took photos today but may try scanning before I upload. 
Here’s the scan and this is definitely a bit more realistic.
nature art 
Told you it was ‘in your face’.
Right, just found out we’re being Ofsted inspected next week, so better get some work done…

37 very much appreciated comments:

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards, Cath. Hope the ofsted goes well. Don't let them phase you - sock it to them! You will be in my thoughts. Big hugs x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW Cath, these are totally stunning, wonderful colour combinations and lots of depth in your stamping, Gay xxx

Isabelle Norris said...

J'adore les deux styles: le premier pour le coté simple et le deuxième pour les supperpositions.
Very clever and gorgeous
isa

JoZart said...

The first ones are so simple yet so effective but I love the burst of cheery colour on the last one!
Jo x

Sandy said...

OMG these are so beautiful.
Absolutely perfect and elegant. The colors rock.

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Cath, I love your CAS cards and the green one, absolutely stunning.

Hugs
Anke

Femmy said...

your cards are just beautiful!! love that stamp!

Paula Whittaker said...

fab cards but the first one is beautiful in its subtly.

flutterbycrafter said...

Your cards are so beautiful, love the all and I think the stamp is fantastic, you've used it so well xx

Paul Browning said...

These are sooooo gorgeous Cath. Yet again, showing off your skill and creative adaptability. CAS & Inky, you easily pull together both. And I admire how you've made three cards with one stamp. My output is normally the other way around, one card using three stamps lol. Pxx

sam21ski said...

Stunning, love the bottom one and how it's got the white space behind the main image.

Fabulous xxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Your cards are just gorgeous, Cath. Love the 'in your face' colors as well as the softer 'Thinking of You' one. Great contrast!

herminesplace said...

They all look gorgeous, love the simplicity of the top one

Von said...

Just goes to show what 1 stamp and a clever Cathy can do :) love them all
Von x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Three fantastic cards. The image is great.

Kim x said...

Lovely cards Cath.
Thanks for entering the challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.
Hugs Kimx

Netty said...

Terrific cards Cath, loving the colour combinations.
Good luck with the inspection....harrowing times..... x

cockney blonde said...

Brill cards Cath, x

Hlora said...

This is so sweet my dear!! Love the colors and the sweet image!!

Janine said...

Hi Cath,

I love them all, don't know witch one I prefere, ☺ Beautifull cards. have a great day.

Tessa said...

Ooohw wow... beautiful card!! Love the fairytale-like stamp: It's like little angels fall of the flower: beautiful!

xx Tessa

Shar said...

Lovely variations!

hazel said...

Fabulous cards Cath, I love the vibrant colour of the last one.
xxx Hazel.

Feebsy said...

A really beautiful card, I adore the stamp you've used and the colour choice is great.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Feebsy
xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Very great image and very beautiful all of them.
Beautiful variations.
Nice weekend and lovely greet
Marja

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Awesome creations, your color combinations are so fabulous. Love the beautiful stamp.Every card is special and all are different, but all are fantastic!
Hugs Anja

Jenni said...

Beautiful set of cards, love that stamp and the really different effects which can be achieved with the addition of coloured backgrounds. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
Jenni x

Marilyn Rock said...

Absolutely stunning cards!

Terry said...

One would never know these were quick! So beautiful! The faux batik colors are perfect for Autumn! Have a lovely weekend!

Lynn Stevens said...

I Love how you created totally different looks from the same stamp! and there both Gorgeous!
hugs Lynn

Petra Tillmann said...

Great stamp! Lovely to see how you used it!

Martina2801 said...

Cath, these are awesome...gorgeous art work!

Jack said...

What a fab stamp! And what stunning cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Janine said...

Hi Cath, I love this card too, the colouring and the way you 'painted' on the card. so beautifull, have a great day.

PetraB said...

Your card is absolutely awesome, love the way you blended the colours. And I like even more that the stamping is not so perfect. It works perfectly with the background.

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards Cath, I love the way you have used the stamp so differently lol Karen x

Vixykins said...

Both stunning Cath, also love the loud one! Thank You for playing at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge x

ps will drop u a mail in week to catch up