10 September 2019

S-T-R-E-T-C-H your stamps!

Hi there!

 I had a last minute idea for the stretch your stamps challenge at A blog named HERO !

Fortunately the execution went smoothly and here I am with a couple of hours to spare before the challenge ends.

I couldn't decide if I should make a flower or a wreath... so I made both with one simple leaf stamp !
A huge stretch considering the stamp I used is from one of my first ever Hero arts stamp sets. You'll see in the photos below it's been used A LOT! So hang on to those older stamps, and take a look at them with fresh eyes!

Click here to take a look at the original flower I made with this stamp 7!!! years ago .

My "Poinsettia" :

... and my Wreath :

 For the first card :

  • Leaf stamp from the retired set called 'Layered Flowers'
  • Sentiment stamp from a Hero arts/Sizzix stamp and die cut set
  • Zig markers
  • Silhouette cameo to cut out the leaves
  • Versafine black ink
  • Silver mirror card stock
  • Circle dies 
  • Large gem and rhinestones

For the second card :

  • Leaf stamp from the retired set called 'Layered Flowers'
  • Sentiment from 'Hand drawn everyday messages' set
  • Versafine black ink
  • Distress oxide inks as shown in photo
  • Silhouette cameo to cut out leaves and sentiment
  • Rhinestones
  • Foam dots for dimension

Some quick watercolor smooshing to turn a leaf into something so different! 

Challenges :

A Blog Named Hero ~ Stretch your stamps

CAS water colour challenge ~ Complimentary colors (First card : red & green)


Thanks for visiting me today!



Keti's Projects said...

Wow. What an idea. Gorjuss poinsettia.

Cheryl W said...

I can't believe what a perfect poinsettia that leaf stamp makes! So clever of you. The leaf wreath is pretty, too. Love them both.

Nora Noll said...

I thought that poinsettia was a stamp!! Your are a total GENIUS!! Beautiful cards!!

Leslie Miller said...

Holy cow, that's a leaf? I never would have guessed. It makes as beautiful poinsettia as it does a wreath!

Anonymous said...

The wreath is very pretty but the poinsettia is just too clever. Now I have to look at my leaf stamps and see if one would make a flower. So pretty!

TK said...

Two great cards out of one stamp! Fabulous! I'm really liking that mirrored circle behind the poinsettia too

Bonnie said...

You've used this stamp beautifully all three time, Hannelie! Love the poinsettia and the wreath! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Anonymous said...

Ces deux cartes sont vraiment magnifiques, belle idée pour la fleur, j'adore !!

Bises ♥

Loll said...

So cool that you've used your leaf stamp to create a beautiful poinsettia! Very creative, Hannelie! Great way to use complementary colours too! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Anita in France said...

Two seasons with one image, Hannelie ... so clever! The shine of the frame around the poinsettia is fabulous with the jewel centre ... and the rich colour on your leafy wreath is just deliciously autumnal! Hugs, Anita :)

Susan said...

So clever to use that leaf stamp to create a poinsettia! And of course red and green are the perfect complementary colours! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas.

Susan said...

That last sentence should have said “thanks so much for joining us at CAS WAtercolour.”

My Paper Epiphany said...

Such elegant and artsy cards! Love the technique you've used here. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour again:)