Thursday 15 December 2011

A red bow and a stamp three ways.

Not a very inspiring title but it fits what I have been making.
This tag,  I think is one  the last Christmas items  I will be making this year.
The background is shaded with tumbled glass distress inks, stamped with a  few snowflakes,   before running through the crimper.  Words are from a Hero Arts set and the deer by Stamper Anonymous.
The Seasonal theme this week at Make My Monday is  to add a ' Red Bow'.

My next bow is on a Birthday card for a friend.
 I was wondering what to make when I saw   the new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is 'Use it Three Times, to show how versatile a stamp can be.
The rose stamp, is old, well loved and used.
Here are my three ways-
Base layer, random stamping using Adirondak Expresso
Next layer, a resist technique, dusting with  Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls after stamping from a clear embossing pad.
Topper, heat embossed  with Lava Black embossing powder. Then coloured with watercolour paints.

Again, it was hard to get good photos and I wished I hadn't added a layer of miri to the card. The shadows make it look as if it wasn't layered properly [it is in real life].

Thankyou for stopping by to take a look, I realy appreciate you calling.


  1. Lovely card and tag. Like how you have used the rose 3 times! Hugs,

  2. Two wonderful creations, love your bows.

  3. What gorgeous creations! LOVE that tag--wonderful use of red ribbon!!! And the crimping is an amazing idea! :) Thanks for joining us again at MMM! :)

  4. Thanks for your continued support at MMM. Your tag is fabulous, love everything about it.
    I also love your card for the stamp 3 ways challenge. Sending hugs. Caz

  5. Hi Yvonne. Two beautiful projects.
    Regards Florence x

  6. Pretty tag, and love the stamp 3 ways card! Great to see how versatile one stamp can be!!

  7. Two fabulouse projects Yvonne :)
    Von x

  8. Lovely creations. I'm so impressed with the different looks you've created with the one stamp in the second card. It's a great way of showing the stamps versatility.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafy Cardmakers.


  9. Lovely tag Yvonne, I like the crimped effect. I bet you're glad now all your Christmas creations are complete.

    The birthday card is beautiful, I love how you used the same stamp 3 ways x

  10. I love this tag withs red ribbon and the card is very pretty too. thanks for joining in at MMM

  11. lovely card and tag Yvonne

  12. This is just gorgeous Yvonne, so glad to be catching up with you and I hope to be popping back for a couple of weeks before term starts again.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxoxox

  13. Love your Tag Yvonne. Great choice of colour with the red bow.
    Fabulous card, love the three different layers.
    Avril x

  14. Love the tag and a very pretty card as well.

    Thanks so much for entering your tag in the MMM challenge this week.

  15. Lovely card and tag Yvonne, enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  16. Two beautiful creations - thanks for entering your tag into our challenge at Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

  17. Love your Christmas tag and the background looks wonderful crimped! Your friend will love her elegant birthday card! Have a lovely weekend!

  18. That is a lovely tag with beautiful soft colors, and the card is wonderful too!

  19. Thank you for joinig in at MMM with your lovely tag .. I like the B/D card too :)

  20. Two fabulous project, great to see how you used your stamp 3 times on the birthday card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers challenge.
    Jenni x

  21. A gorgeous tag Yvonne and so love that reindeer.
    Beautiful card too with lovely vintage tones.
    Thanks for playing along at MMM this week and lovely to see you.
    Fliss xx