Saturday, 11 September 2010

An explanation.

A quick post to satisfy a few interested questions about the card I posted on Thursday. I made it with this dotted stem stamp, by Magenta. I believe that it's available through Artemio too.
I used a 1.5" diameter circle punch too - to punch a disk to use as a mask for the centre of the wreath. Then you just fiddle about with colours for about ten minutes, settle on one and go for it! It is SO much easier if you can temporarily stick the mask down. Also as you can see, vary the height of the image as you stamp it, don't overlap them too much, re-ink the stamp each time, move the card around and stamp each image vertically too - this way you don't end up with a swirl effect. Then lift the mask off and blob glitter glue around the inside circle to hide the stem edges. Then add the ribbon - after the glitter glue has dried! Easier to do than type about!
One of my most used and beloved stamps this, so am very happy that a few of you liked the card. Would look great in autumnal thanksgiving colours too, huh. If you have trouble getting it and can't live without it, I know Shopkeeper Gal will mail order it to you - give her a ring - 01980 844010.

33 comments:

Doone said...

fab

Jane said...

Love it!!

Helen said...

Thank you - and what a wonderful stamp. You may fall off your chair when you read this, but it's a Magenta one I don't have......

misteejay said...

Thank you for sharing the technique.

Toni :o)

Linby said...

wow - might have known it wouldn't have been a single stamp!
Linbyx

Susan Allan said...

Hi Julia
Thank you for sharing this inventive technique.

It is a beautiful stamp and a really beautiful card.

You have really shown us how to use stamps in a 'different' and I salute you....it is truly amazing.

Wow. I don't think I left you a comment on the card and I should have done; it is beautiful!!!

Sue xxx

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

that is amazing, how clever of you! LOVE this, might just give this technique a go :) hope you have a lovely weekend hunny xx

Kay Griffin said...

oooh, fantastic card and love that stamp :) x

Tracy Evans said...

I have this stamp Julia, what a very inventive way of using it. This would look great in Christmas colours, mmmmm thats got me thinking LOL. Beautiful card. Tracy Evans x

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is awesome! TFS :)

Kaz said...

I absolutely love this card Julia - stunning colour and technique. Do you have my address??!!!! xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I still don't know how you got all those glitter dots so perfect. It must be PRACTICE. Or maybe it's the way the stems fall and line up. Whatever your technique, you have my vote for the most incredibly perfect glitter dot circle maker in the world. That and a couple of dollars/pounds will get you a cup of tea.

Nan said...

Love this technique! I can see using it with some other floral or leaf stamps. Thanks for sharing your tricksys :)Nan

Kate said...

Julia, you have given away your secrets, I have just got to try this. haven't got that stamp butr sure I can find something to have a play with.

** Kate **

Carmen said...

Thanks Julia - it's a gorgeous effect!

Cathy said...

lovely card - thanks for explaining how to do it ;-)

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I NEED that stamp - just LOVE it and I love what you did with it, too :D

Thanks for the info and have a wonderful weekend.

Morti said...

Ooh brill! Better warn shopkeeper gal that she's going to get loads of orders!

Carola Bartz said...

Absolutely gorgeous! This is a really creative use of a stamp and completely out of the box. Fabulous!

Kirsty.a said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing

Claireliz said...

I love that technique, going to try that, thanks for sharing.
c
xx

CoventryAnn said...

Fab technique, I've loads of stamps this would work with, thanks for sharing it!

Violets Corner said...

Oh it's brilliant!

Hugs
Maarit

Anne said...

I'm so glad people asked, beacuase I read and wondered the same thing! It looks great - this is why I struggle with stamping - I'd never have thought of that and seen the possibilities in that stamp - pretty!

Dezinaworld said...

Thanks for sharing Julia, it is beautiful how you did that.
Hugs June xxxx

Juls said...

such a creative way of using this stamp! Love it! HUgs Juls

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The card is beautiful, love the colour too :-) Thanks for the tip, we need to look at our stamps in different ways but I always forget!
Anne xx

mckinkle said...

Thanks so much for explaining and sharing it with us! Id have never ever thought of doing that with the stamp! I can now see where Ive been going so wrong with this stamping mullarkey!

Keryn x

butlersabroad said...

Stunning, and a fab use of a stamp to get more from it too. Love it.

Hugs
Brenda

Cardmaking Galore said...

great technique! i'll have to try it soon. Thanks for visiting my blog too

Linda C said...

Very interesting card. Makes a dynamic statement.

Aisling said...

It's a wonderful idea to repeat this stamp in a circle. I love this card! There's so much beauty in simplicity... I'm nr 57 of WOYWW 67, but I felt like commenting on this project rather than on your ever so creative workdesk ;-)

HalfRaven said...

Julia,
What a great technique idea! Thanks for the explanation.