Saturday, November 15

Day 15 - Extending Your Stamps (tutorial)

Not everyone has a huge collection of stamps for creating holiday cards and sometimes "making do" is necessary.  Have a look through your collection of stamps and try to think of ways you can use what you already have to create holiday themed cards.  Perhaps you can add a little cardstock Santa hat on animals or teddy bears, or colour a beautiful flower bouquet in traditional Christmas colours, or stamp multiple candles for a Hanukkah greeting.
 
I used two leaf stamps from my stamp collection, some white embossing powder and pink scrapbooking paper to create these three dimensional poinsettia cards.
 

 
YOUR TURN: Experiment with your non-holiday stamps to create a holiday card.
Upload your creation here.
 
 
Stamp the leaves onto pink paper with clear versa mark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.  Cut out each leaf with a small pair of scissors.

Shape each leaf by rubbing a ball tool gently over the back until the leaf bends into a cup shape.  Now they're ready to use on your project!

25 comments:

Janice said...

These are gorgeous, what a great tutorial, Jx

Danica said...

Beautiful card. I love it.
Danica

Sandra H said...

So pretty and so talented too! thank you for sharing your tutorial x

Deloris said...

Gorgeous Card! Love the pink and white. So elegant...

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Beccy these are absolutely beautiful how fantastic that you have used leaves to make the flowers this is both creative and so inspirational, stupendous work.
hugs
lorraine x

Sue said...

These are stunning. The white embossed leaves work so well as poinsettia petals.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Sue xx

Only By His Grace said...

Your cards are beautiful Beccy. I love that you used the white embossing powder on the leaves. Very effective. Loving the background embossing too. Super tutorial.
Hugs Maz

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty! I do this sometimes - use a non-Christmas stamp for a Christmas card. Sometimes I have to if the challenge calls for a particular brand of stamp and I don't have a festive one. Just add a Santa hat to one of my many cat stamps! I do it for Halloween cards too - just add a witch's hat - and make the kitty black! Your poinsettia looks beautiful!

Sammy said...

First of all I was struck by the utterly gorgeous colours of your flowers. Just beautiful!
But the stretching stamps tips are incredibly useful too! I've only been stamping a year, so my collection is not very big yet, but I've been getting character stamps, and this post made me realise how useful and versatile other stamps like flowers and leaves can be. Thank you, I found this extremely useful and inspiring. x

ursula Uphof said...

What a perfect way to make poinsettia flowers. Love the colours you have used. Thanks for the tutorial. Ursula xxx

carla said...

These cards are so beautiful. It's so creative that you used leaves for making the poinsettia.
A great tutorial, thanks Beccy.

Carla

Regina said...

lovely cards! And a great tutorial, thanks!

Tieva said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! And this card is again wonderful.
Gabi

Teresa said...

All I can say is WOW!

crafty said...

Thanks for the tutorial and encouraging us all to think outside the box. It is so easy just to see a stamp as is.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Clever idea

Marleen said...

Never thought that you can with stamps of leaves make a flower. This gives a beautiful result. The white embossing powder gives a wonderful effect.
A very beautiful and elegant card you have made Beccy.

Marleen

Jean Chaney said...

This is indeed a clever idea. I will try it. Thank you!

Judy V said...

Gorgeous cards Beccy! I would have never guessed these were leaf stamps used to create your stunning poinsettias. Thanks so much for the tutorial and tip to use what you already have. I don't know about anyone else but I'm always quick to go out and buy something new. Now my creative juices are really flowing just thinking about what I already have and different ways to use them. Thanks again!

Sandy said...

Thank you for the beautiful cards. I'm been working on my own poinsettia card too. Very inspiring

Charlene Mitchell said...

wow Beccy! If you hadn't explained what you did, I would have just assumed this was a poinsettia image! Beautiful cards and I love the pink paper/pink poinsettias that you created! Thanks so much for continuing to inspire us!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh these cards are so stunning. I never thought to use a leaf stamp this way. (not that I have any) LOL I love the colors u used tho. Just Beautiful
Linda K.

Theresia said...

I was away for a couple of days, so my comment is a bit late. Yours cards are beautiful again. And thank you for tis tutorial.
Cheers, Trees

Jacee said...

Wow, how gorgeous these to beauties are, great tut too Becky.
hugs Jacee
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Brenda Lee said...

Both cards are stunning!!! I love the pink and white color combo. Thank you for this tutorial. Very creative.