Saturday, 30 April 2011

Three of a kind




So excited this morning! Julia sent me some of the new Andy Skinner stamps to have a little play with.  the dust sucky thing was abandoned and the inks came out.  This Butterfly is from the Batik Garden set, so it had to be a faux Batik technique to start with.

Butterfly stamped and embossed in clear, Brilliance inks tapped over in a sort of flower design.   When you rub over the embossing the beautiful pattern on the wings is reveled.


Certainly did not want to stop there!  While having a little blog hop yesterday came across a new to me challenge OLW no idea what that stands for but that is not going to stop me joining in LOL

OLW want us to make 3 of a kind specifically to make three one layer cards using the same stamp but in different colours and styles to make three different cards. Colour stamp placing embossed or not all of these make a difference to the mood and feel of a card.


This time I used the same butterfly stamp in SU Celery Green and stamped it three times on and slightly off the card.  I have chosen a very small sentiment in a contrasting colour as an accent.


The third card embossed in Copper has I think a more masculine feel to it. The block sentiment and metallic colour embossing seem to stronger bolder and more planted on the card.

Why are they all thank you cards? Well one layer cards are by definition CAS cards and that can only mean Less is More who are thinking of either Thank you or Congratulations cards.

Best get back to the chores now.


46 comments:

  1. lovely set of cards - like the colours on the 1st one.

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  2. They all stunning cards, but the first is my Favourite.
    Fiona x

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  3. Such a lovely stamp Zoe :) and 3 wonderful cards who's a lucky girl then :P
    Von x

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  4. What a lovely surprise to get such nice stamps! Love what you have made with them! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. You're on a roll today - lovely selection and your LIM entry is fab

    Kathyk

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  6. All 3 cards are so pretty
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

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  7. Gorgeous stamps, love how you have used the butterfly and created 3 amazing cards.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  8. Wow, 3 cards already. They are all fab but I adore the first one, lovely splash of colour.
    Lynne xxx

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  9. Great stamps - lovely cards

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  10. Very pretty! Love the faux batik x

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  11. Three beautiful cards. What's a dust sucky thing? Oh, I know - that thing in the cupboard!
    Sandra x

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  12. Gorgeous cards Zoe
    I adore the first one,its fabulous
    Continued thanks
    mandi
    Diva LIM
    Less is More

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  13. Oooh love that stamp, great set of cards too and fab how you've made them all so different. Have to say, love the top one xxxx

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  14. Beautiful cards, it took me all my time to make one. Hugs Rita xxx

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  15. He! he! he!, One Layer Wednesday i.e. OLW, great challenge. love your cards, pretty colours and perfect for the challenge. Thank you for your lovely comment:0) xxx

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  16. Beautiful. The stamps are lovely and you used them most effectively.

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  17. Beautiful butterfly creations! And each so unique!

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  18. oh these are all gorgeous hun just love the butterfly hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  19. That's a great butterfly stamp and you have used it brilliantly!
    Thanks for joining us!
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  20. These look fab Zoe! In case nobody has said already OLW = One Layer Wednesday (always a one layer challenge and a new one each Wednesday, suprisingly enough!). Love the soft green one especially!

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  21. These are all lovely cards Zoe, I especially like the copper one, it's very striking

    Hugs Jackie x

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  22. Love your set of cards, the stamp is beautiful.
    Yvonne xx

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  23. Fab cards! The first one is my favourite! x

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  24. Great less is more here....love the first one especially!
    sue
    x

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  25. Hay Zoe look at you doing brilliant CAS cards!!!! OLW stands for One Layer Wednesday lol!

    Thanks for your email, hope to reply tomorrow or monday or may give you a ring...

    x

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  26. These are gorgeous Zoe. The green butterflies is my favourite!

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  27. super cards. I liked your second one best. Love the subtle colour. x

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  28. Stunning cards, Im a butterfly lover too
    Jose

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  29. Super dooper with emphasis on the super ! Wowzer stamps and you have used them so well.

    Marie

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  30. Beautiful set of cards Zoe and thats a great butterfly stamp. Annette x

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  31. Three lovely cards but my favourite is number two - I just love that colour green! xx

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  32. The 3 cards have such different feelings. I think my fav is the second one, love the colour.

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  33. Love the simplicity of these but the stamping is gorgeous, and thanks for visiting me and your comments. I really love this little trio. Julia.x

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  34. They are all lovely cards. I've tried to use the Thank you stamp that you used on the masculine card and I can never get it to look that good! Hazel x

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  35. 3 really lovely cards and I love the butterfly stamp..Chris xx

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  36. All beautiful, Zoe, but I think my favourite is the second one

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  37. Three great cards, first one is my fave, gorgeous colours. x

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  38. I love how the different colors give a totally different feel to each of the cards! Love that butterfly..beautiful cards!

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  39. 3 gorgeous cards and all totally different

    Anne

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  40. Hi Zoe,
    Love all three cards but if forced to pick it would have to be number 3.

    It's great to see my stamps used in many different styles, thank you so much for letting me know..

    Andy

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  41. I love the first one for all it's brighness, though all are gorgeous cards

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  42. All lovely cards though I do really like the green butterflies xx

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  43. Beautiful cards.I especially like the second one!

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  44. All beautiful cards.
    jenjoy x

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  45. Wow 3 cards, all super, but i love the 1st one. the colours are stunning. x

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  46. Such a pretty set of cards!

    Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW51!

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