Sunday, 17 February 2013

Variations

It's always fascinated me how much you can change the look of a card using the same stamp in different ways.  I've got 3 cards here that use the same stamp and with basically the same technique (a swipe of ink behind the stamp) but layering them up differently.


... these colours won't appeal to everyone...


and finally...


and they look much better if you click on them for a bigger image.

15 comments:

Kaz Brown said...

love all three of them Carol, I can't decide which want I would love best!!! great to see how different you can make one stamp look though.

Heather said...

That's amazing Carol. Each one has a totally different character but is essentially the same design. Clever. I like them all but the first one is my favourite. Why do we always have to pick a favourite?!

butterfly said...

So simple and yet so brilliant to change up the stamp so completely! Love the b&w version...
Alison x

sam21ski said...

Great to experiment isn't it Carol.

They all look fab and you have to look very closely to double check they are all the same stamp. It makes a huge difference when you just use elements of the images!!

Sam xxx

Ria Gall said...

I think the first one is my favourite but I do love the difference you have achieved. I have that stamp and do love using it but I think it is great that you have tried and shared these different ways with us.
Ria

Juls said...

Fabulous!!! I do love how the same stamp & similar design can look so different! Thanks 4 the inspiration. I love that stamp, have used it in the background of my current project .... It should appear on my blog soon! Hugs Juls

Cath Wilson said...

It fascinates me, too and I'm going to rejuvenate something I used to really enjoy.... love what you've done with this, though. I have that stamp and used it completely differently xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

love the 1st one the most but they are al good.

Chris said...

Love them all, Carol, especially the black & white one. I've not seen that image before and love how different they all look.

Sid said...

I think all three are super Carol !

herminesplace said...

They all look great and so different

Neet said...

What a brilliant idea to show how one stamp can look so different. Love the "swipe" idea you used. Very effective. First one appeals most to me but I a going through a 'green' stage I think and I love the sharpness of the yellow.
Hugs, Neet xx

Karin said...

They all look fabulous Carol! Especially good when you enlarge them.

hazel said...

All so different but all so fabulous, I love them.
xxx Hazel.

craftimamma said...

Beautiful cards all three Carol and such effective use of the stamp in each one.

Hugs
Lesley Xx