Friday, January 27, 2012

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: Stamp It! 3 Ways Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It! 3 Ways Blog Hop! Have you seen the latest must-have special issue from Paper Crafts magazine? It features 40 different stamp sets and 3 unique interpretations for each, helping you to stretch the mileage of those stamps in your stash.

I'm absolutely thrilled to be one of 12 designers featured on today's hop:

One of the stamp sets I had the pleasure of working with for this issue was Hello Friend by Avocado Arts. Shortly after I got the exciting news that I was going to be on the cover of this issue, I was asked to join the Avocado Arts design team. I was ecstatic...still am! My card today once again features the lamp used on the cover card.

This time I used only the base of the lamp to create the balusters for the railing. The tiny orange hearts are from the lamp's on-off chain. No coloured cardstock was used in the making of this card. All I did was take my ink pad and drag it across white cardstock to create the top rail and base of the banister as well as the rust colour on which I stamped the bird and trimmed a border to separate the image from the sentiment. I love that this technique gives the paper a textured look. I hope you've enjoyed this out-of-the-box approach to using the lamp and just how versatile this stamp set can be!

Be sure to leave a comment at Paper Crafts Connection for your chance to win every single stamp set featured in this issue! That's 40 stamp sets!!

Each designer is also giving away a copy of Stamp It! 3 Ways so be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the hop. The comment deadline is Sunday, January 29th at midnight MST. I will announce my winner on Monday, January 30th so be sure to check back then. Thanks so much for hopping by today!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Avocado Arts Hello Friend; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Rusty Hinge & Pumice Stone distress inks; foam tape

288 comments:

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Marie said...

What a great technique and a unique way of thinking outside the box. Loved the way you made the railing with the bottom of the lamp!

btenn said...

Cute card, you are genius!

Gwen said...

Adorable, Emily!! Congrats on the cover card! Your little bird on the bannister is adorable. Great idea using the lamp stamp this way!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Oh how freakin cool!

Bunnyfreak said...

Great card. Love that you did it all with ink.

ShersL84bed said...

This is darling. I love that little bird walking along the railing. Perfect colors.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Rae | Family Photographer said...

Great card! What an inventive way to create the railing. Love it!

Tanja said...

Gorgeous card - very clever and fun!

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

yay! emily!! this is really cute and creative! always love ur style!!

Helen F. said...

How very clever of you, Emily! This card is just too sweet :o)

Pauline said...

Wow Emily! BIG congrats on getting published, and on THE FRONT COVER!!! Woo hoo! So so pleased for you, and it's a cracking card! Love the balusters that you created too, and the little pop of red with the bird.
And well done on your new DT post, you must be on a cloud with the number 9 attached lol!
Have a great weekend xx

~Tammy~ said...

Very clever, crisp and clean!

redstampinsam said...

Your railing idea really is thinking outside the box, but so cute! Very clever!

Glennis said...

very cute

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Such a clever idea! Your card is just amazing! Thanks for sharing

suzARTe said...

This card is awesome, i haven't been here in a while, you have been making amazingly creative cards :)

joy said...

So very clever! Love that little bird!

Lilly said...

Great idea! And congrats on being on the cover!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Leanne said...

So cute! Always love your creations.

Karen said...

So Thrilled!! of you GF...
You are amazing.
hugs,
Karen

Barbara said...

Amazing idea and a really cute card! Clever!

cgargus said...

Very cute! Love those little hearts!

cjgusloff57 said...

Neat card! I never would have thought of using the lamp base as you did! Very creative. Thanks for the inspiration.

rush said...

nice card. thank you for sharing.

PamS said...

Oh my gosh! this is the perfect card. Love, love, love it.

paperartscene.com said...

Very simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Julie S. said...

Way to think outside the box! My brain just doesn't work that way. Fabulous card.

Dana Forster said...

Great idea! I love how you took only a portion of a stamp to create somehting new with it. Love the ink color too!

Cynthia B. said...

This is so creative! I love how you've used the lampshade stamp for your railing!

mommyx2 said...

Wow!! I keep looking and looking - what a great idea and dimension for a card and stamps!!

littlen said...

what a cute card. love the simplw look,. tfs.

Chris said...

So simple, so gorgeous! Love the cute little birdie too :)

kborus said...

hopping on by for a chance to win and to experience the goodness of each of the contributors! thanks

Michelle Joy Wecksler said...

Wonderfully creative idea!!!! TFS!!!

Barbara H said...

Your card design is just so cute. Thanks for the opportunity to visit your blog.

Pam said...

Great way to use that lamp stamp! Congratson making the cover.

Ravengirl said...

That is so clever! I love the railing that you have created!

Janna Werner said...

Tsss 237 comments... :) Well, here comes 238 *laughs* I LoVe your cards, Ems. And this one is so Emily-style. Clean and outstanding. LOOOOOVE it!! Hugs Janna

Sheri said...

All I can say is...wow. So creative. Of course they invited you to join their design team!

Kathy Mc said...

Lamps as a ballister look fabulous, and the added little pop with the bird perched on the railing is stunning. Great job and appreciate the chance to win!

Grá said...

Wow, would never have thought of that. Thanks for a great idea :)

Cynthia B. said...

I just LOVE the way you've used the lamp image as a railing on your card. SO ingenious!

EllenB said...

So very clever!

Crystal said...

You are so clever, love it!!!

lynda said...

I would NEVER have thought of using the lamp base stamp to make balusters! You are so creative!

Marlena M. said...

Love the way you think outside of the box, Emily! ;)

Bethany Becker said...

How creative. Love your card.

Valarie (vampme3) said...

How clever to use the stamp that way to make this adorable card!

Trinh said...

You are always blowing me away with your creativity, Emily! I love the depth you created with just inks!

Betty said...

What a great card and clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

This is brilliant Emily, I love how you used the lamp stand in the balustrade....you're so good at re-thinking different uses for your cards :)
Jenny x

Jeanette Marchand said...

Very cute card! Thanks for sharing.

donna mikasa said...

Such a clever use of the lamp stamp--so creative, Emily! And that bird is cutie, too!

patti C said...

Nice way of thinking out of the box! Cute card. I too struggle with masculine cards... I don't like using dark papers all the time. I loved your boy/masculine card!

Larissa Heskett said...

never thought that lamp stamp can be turn like this amazing fence. Clever of you, Emily

stylesplenty said...

Never thought that a lamp she can be turned into a fence. Thank you for the inspiration.

Kelly Sas said...

I would love to have your brain! How do you think of such amazing stamping ideas?!?

Diana N. said...

I am blown away. If you had not said the banister was made from the lamp base, I would have never guessed it!

Carmen said...

Great idea - I never would have thought of using the lamp that way. I love ideas that use stamps in multiple ways.

luvhymns said...

The bird on the railing is SWEET! What great thoughts of using the lamp outside the box!!!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Definitely creative! I *cannot* believe that the balusters are the same lamp as on the cover. GENIUS!! :)

Angie Blom said...

I just love this Emily!! Amazing how you used that lamp stamp!!

Tanya said...

Love your card!

Sandi said...

Genius how you used that stamp!

Angela said...

I love how that bird looks like he is perched on the railing! So super cute!!!

Katie_Bolinger said...

what a sweet card I always love seeing stamps used in different ways.

Lynne in NI said...

Cool card! And how exciting to be on the front cover too .. congrats!

Apple Tart Designs said...

Super cute card!!!

Caroline said...

How creative you are ! Using a lamp base to do balusters !!

Kay S said...

Oh my gosh what a fabulous use of a lamp stamp! This is great and I love the clean look.

LINDA W. said...

Great card I love this stamp set thanks for sharing
Linda

Charo said...

Great idea, this is a must have issue!

theresa said...

Way cute card. Very clever use of the images. Thanks for the inspiration.

Domka said...

The card is so beautifull! I love the bird...

**Treefrog** said...

How clever! I would have never known! Keeping my fingers (and toes, lol) crossed!
((Hugs)) Theresa Kelly

Ronnie said...

Oh my goodness you are SO creative! I love your card and the fun way you used the lamp stamp!

Tammy said...

I love your card, I had to look at it twice to make sure I was reading correctly, what a great idea!

Natka said...

I love it!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw, Emily, your card is amazing!! I wouldn't have thought it was the base of the lamp!! What a perfect idea and I love the colors and that sweet little bird there!! Congrats on being on their dt, I'm sure you will do soooo well and inspire us all!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Annette J. said...

I love it when people create "outside the box" and come up with new ways to use things. Great card, it was very "en-lightening" :)

cheryl (clee') said...

Great idea with the bannister! It reminds me to look at all my stamp sets from different angles to see what else can be created.

Debra Hensley said...

Now that's thinking outside the box- love it!

Katie said...

What a cute little birdie! Love this clean card! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

WOW! Love how you created the railing with the lamp! Awesome card! ;o)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card! Love the multiple layers, what a great look. So creative!!

Melissa said...

Very pretty!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

I don't know how you come up with your ideas, but they are always brilliant. Amazing card!!!

Kary said...

This card is fabulous!! Great design, Emily!! Hugs & Happy New Year!!

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