Sunday, 26 October 2014

Stamping with Dies


Morning.  I am so excited to show you today's card.  I love how it turned out and I want to show you yet another use for your dies!  Ever thought of using your dies as stamps!!??  Well I did and here is what I came up with.  I was inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast this am. to get started.

I began by rubbing Distress inks onto my white cardstock blending the colours together.  I had the snowflake die from Lawn Fawn sitting on  my desk and thought about using it for a stamp so I adhered it to my acrylic block with a bit of temporary adhesive then sprayed with water and stamped.  Since the water removes some of the Distress ink, I was left with an icy looking background....LOVE!  For an added touch of interest, I took a wet paint brush and went along the edges of my card to add a border.
I then die-cut the snowflake and pop dotted it onto the corner of my card with an enamel dot in the center.   I stamped the sentiment from PTI with black Memento ink once the background was totally dry.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Mondays- ANYTHING GOES


City Crafters- A PIECE OF SKY

Allsorts- CHRISTMAS



Thanks so very much for coming by to take a look.  Hope you get a chance to try this. 

Supplies:  stamp- PTI/ die- Lawn Fawn/ Distress inks- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves/ acrylic block/ temporary adhesive/ paint brush/ enamel dot

38 comments:

  1. Awesome! I will definitely try this!

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  2. This is brilliant and stunning! Have to try this!

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  3. Love the final card. Very inspiring and a must try for me.

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  4. Love this, Karen! Can't wait to give this a try!

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  5. Looks great, Karen! Fabulous colours and a great new technique, Jo x

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  6. Oh Wow! I SO love this icy background Karen… it looks awesome… so beautiful with the white snowflake to match!! I will have to try this when I get time… what a great alternative way to use dies! :-)
    Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!
    Big hugs Sue B xx

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  7. Absolutely fantastic!! I think I might have to try that

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  8. What a clever use for dies and a beautiful card too. Karen x

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  9. This is gorgeous, I love your fabulous background - thank you for sharing the technique.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. The sky you created is amazing. Love the various shades of blue and the contrast with that snowflake creates a fab focal point. Love the sentiment too. Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

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  11. Cool ghost stamping and lovely shades of blue! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  12. Very pretty, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  13. Gorgeous card, Karen! You did an amazing job on this technique and I love the colors...so pretty!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week...we always enjoy seeing your creations!

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  14. Brilliant! I love the shades of blue. I must try this technique - I do like the soft, subtle effect it creates for the background. The snowflake is fab. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!!

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  15. A stunning card, super colours and inky techniques Karen.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  16. A beautiful show stopping snowflake - a very pretty card too - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  17. You really came up with a winner this time, Karen! I love the look of this; the added water around the edges is very clever, too!

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  18. How very clever!! And what a beautiful result! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  19. This is gorgeous! Can't wait to try this.

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  20. Karen, you come up with the most amazing uses for our "tools of the trade." And the results always look fantastic! Thank you for sharing your process with us so we can try them too! I love your colors, process and the result. DFMorgan

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  21. Gorgeous!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB :-)

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  22. Wow!! Karen, you are amazing! You really made me smile with this one as you keep finding wonderful new techniques and wowing us all! Just love the look and the wonderful snowflakes! Stunning card, my friend! Hugs!

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  23. Karen, this is pure genius!! I love all the techniques you've been sharing to use your dies! I absolutely adore this gorgeous card! Take a bow! :)

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  24. I just love how this came out. This is an interesting technique. It is perfect for an icy snowy background!

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  25. This looks gorgeous, great technique :) thank you for sharing with ATSM

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  26. This turned out beautifully, Karen! Love how your background looks so icy, mf! Great technique...must try :) So happy you could join us at ATS&M!

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  27. c'est superbe Karen, j'aime ces flocons qui se reflètent sur le fond bleu, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

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  28. Love this icy looking background! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

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  29. This is really gorgeous.
    What a great idea to stamp with your dies.
    Caroline xxx

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  30. Gorgeous!!! LOVE this technique ... a fabulous way to find another use for dies!! Thank you Karen! Love the soft design the wet stamp leaves on your beautiful background ... going to give this a try. Loll xx

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  31. What a stunning and clever card! It's all-around totally fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing how you created it. I'm so glad you joined us at 52{C}CT this week, and I hope you'll come back again soon for another challenge! :)

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  32. Thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts Tracy x

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  33. Absolutely Gorgeous Karen!! I love the technique you used for the snowflakes, really outstanding!!

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  34. Love the creativity of your card, especially the water stamping. The enamel dot in the centre is a perfect accent. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

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  35. Karen...thank you so much for adding the colors you use on each project to the supplies list. I am so grateful for that...no more guessing when I want to recreate one of your special looks. Thank you for continuing to share with all of us.

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  36. Karen this is awesome. I can't wait to try it too. Thank you for sharing.
    Myrna

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  37. I had actually thought of this recently, but had not done it yet. Thanks for sharing this. Love your color choices!

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  38. Love this card Karen. Fabulous colours and technique. Having fun looking through your fabulous variety of cards. Such a versatile crafter. So glad you left a comment on my blog and thank you.

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