Monday, 6 August 2012

Floral Chevrons


The challenge at Less is More this week is Blue & Green, and A Blog Named Hero is Freestyle.

Once I'd made this card, I couldn't decide whether I liked it.  Now I like it.  I think.

I inked up a floral background stamp with blue and green die inks, then kissed the chevron stamp onto the background stamp, and stamped it off onto white card, cleaned the chevron stamp then repeated.  Then I cut out the chevrons and flipped one of them, and stuck them down with pop dots.  They needed lifting from the base card to be effective.

Then, (I can't believe I did it) I dismembered a stamp!  "It's your birthday" is all one stamp but I wanted to split it to get more flexibility from it.  I suppose I could have masked it as required, but I took the plunge and dissected it instead.

Floral background stamp - Rubber Stamped 3255R Signature Background stamped in Impress Chartreuse and Cerulean Blue
Chevron stamp - Lawn Fawn
It's your birthday stamp - Hero Arts CG275 Birthday
Flowers and brad from stash.

18 comments:

  1. Love the clear colour you have achieved and think the split stamp is great.
    A really lovely card and your other one is FAB as well.

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  2. You are knocking them out of the park with your creativity! Love this! I dismember stamps all the time - you can always buy another one, although especially with sentiments, I try to cut them in a way (not in a straight line) so that they can fit back together, the way they were originally meant to be! But cutting them is WAY easier than masking them!

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  3. Well I certainly like it!
    What a super card... the colours look amazing in this design.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. I love your card. It sounds like you took the recent SYS class online with the "kissing" technique and cutting your stamp apart.

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  5. Love those chevrons! Fancy cutting!

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  6. Great card with the chevrons ! Oh that's funny you 'dismembered' your stamp, but it worked great :)

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  7. I like it too! Your card is so bright and cheerful!

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  8. Those chevons look fabulous with the kissing technique!! Good for you for taking apart a stamp. I hadn't done that until I read a blog post by Bonnie - it's a great way to get more mileage out of some stamps.

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  9. The chevrons are fantastic!! I love this card. gorgeous colours!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

    Good luck

    Linda
    A Blog Named Hero

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  10. And how fabulously did it turn out too - brave of you to dissect the stamp too

    Kathyk

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  11. A very striking design with lovely bright colours. A smashing card
    Sally x

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  12. So pretty and such a creative design.
    Heather T

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  13. Dazzling colors and fantastic design!

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  14. Pure madness rationed. I love their work. I always bring something new and amazing. For your card is not excellent.

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  15. Hi Shirley! Your card is so bright and cheerful! I've cut apart a few of my stamps too...at first I was scared to do it, but now I just cut away....not scary at all! LOL!

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  16. Simply fabulous!
    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  17. Congratulations, Shirley, for the awesome shout-out at LIM for your dissected brilliant card!!

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