Saturday, 19 October 2019

The Joy of Sets Blog Hop October 2019 - 1 Stamp Set 3 Ways

Hi and welcome to my blog or welcome back if you've been here before.  Here we are again blog hopping with the lovely members of the Joy of Sets group on Facebook.


This month's theme was suggested by one of our members and what a great and popular idea it was too! She suggested we use one stamp set in three different ways. That could mean to make three different types of card, to make three different papercrafted items such as a bag, a card and a box or we could really go to town and stamp on fabric, candles or make other 3D projects. The choice was ours and the intent was to show the super versatility of stamps and stamping.

So after you've had a look at my three projects please click on the forward and back arrows to go and check out what everyone else made and leave them a little comment if you have time. We bloggers love comments, especially kind, positive ones! I've also uploaded a video showing my projects in greater detail but please don't go and watch that until you've been around the hop. If you keep clicking forward you will eventually come back to me if everyone has their links right of course.




I decided to show how a typically Christmas stamp set could be used to create something that was not at all to do with Christmas. For starters though I made a Christmas card with it. The Stamp set I chose was  Perfectly Plaid by Stampin' Up! and for my first card I used it with Night of Navy card stock and ink, as well as Basic Gray ink and some silver mirri card to create this gorgeous card. The trees were first stamped with ink and then the stamp changed and using the appropriate tools I heat embossed a pattern on top of the ink using white and silver embossing powders. I added some silk Night of Navy ribbon and some pearls - all also from Stampin' Up!



To show versatility I then took the same tree stamp I used for the embossing element of the Christmas card and using four different inks I stamped in a kind of wheel with the top of the tree in the centre and then I used the largest stitched shape circle to cut a piece out of the stamped paper I'd made. I nestled this onto scraps of Highland Heather coloured paper from the Needlepoint Nook DSP and a piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock I had lying around.  I added another stitched circle to the centre after stamping on it from a Clearly Besotted set.



For my final project, I used the solid plaid tree and stamped it onto a piece of calico and then embroidered in a very rudimentary fashion over it, added some french knot snow fall and embroidered on some simple snowflakes with the whole piece stretched into a small embroidery frame. I also stamped Merry Christmas under the tree in Garden Green ink. I love how this turned out and think they would be fabulous for craft stands or gifts this Christmas.

So I hope that I've given you some ideas and even if I haven't I hope that you dig out a favourite stamp set and have a go yourself at using it in three very different ways. Now please go and see what my friends over at Joy of Sets have been making and sharing starting with Libby Fens if you click the forward arrow. If you want to go backwards just click the back arrow to take you back where you came from or if you like doing things the wrong way round and this was your first stop then click that arrow to go back to              .

Thank you for dropping in, enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a great week ahead. Use the arrows below to go forward to the fabulous work of  Sue and previous to go back to Libby's wonderful projects.

Andrea x





12 comments:

  1. That wheel on card 2 is so clever! Thank you for the ideas. I've never stamped on material, so must give that a go. Karen x

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    1. Thank you. It's just another way to get a little more from the stamps you love.

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  2. Love how you thought outside the box with your 2nd card!!

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    1. Thank you. It made quite an effective background didn't it? I was pleased myself with how it turned out.

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  3. Great use of the stamp! I love all three!

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  4. Oh my Andrea - I love that stitched tree - that's amazing - such a clever idea - thanks for all your help with the blog even though you are so busy - and phew we got there this time - just! xx

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    1. Just! I think we have to accept that the blog is really live the day after it's supposed to be haha. I love stamping images on cloth and amateurishly embroidering over them. Sometimes I embroider properly over them, or I did when I used to have spare time :D

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  5. Enjoyed your cards - would never have thought to use the tree on a circle.

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