Friday, 10 December 2010

Same stamp, similar design, different look

It’s surprising how different the same image can look when stamped in a different way.  This is the same stamp as on Wednesday’s card – and the design is pretty close too – but it’s a completely different look.

This is another colour variation on the card we made at Convention. To get this watery look, I inked up the stamp using markers, then lightly sprayed the stamp with water before stamping it onto watercolour paper. The paper is torn and the whole card spritzed with Always Artichoke using the Colour Spritzer.

The Colour Spritzer is fab: you insert a marker (any brush marker which fits in the gap is fine) and pump it to blow air across the end of the brush end of the marker to create this spatter look.

I then stamped the sentiment on Crumb Cake cardstock, punched it out using the 1 ¾” circle punch, screwed it up (aaagh!) and then spread it out again, to create a distressed look.

Stamps: Just Believe
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Stampin’ Write Markers – Always Artichoke, Real Red, Bravo Burgundy, Colour Spritzer, 1 ¾” Circle punch, Regals Buttons, Satin Ribbon – Real Red

All products by Stampin’ Up!®            


  1. Beautifull card, love the colours and the tearing is great fun.

  2. What a lovely card, I really like that bit of bright colour for the flowers.

  3. love both your just believe cards best wishes Lesley x


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