Mar 16, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 511: Favorite Stamp or Die

Hello and welcome! It's time for another theme at Allsorts challenge, Kath is our host this week and picked the theme of "Use your favorite stamp or die". This should be an easy one I think, although for me I can't say I can ever decide on a definite favorite. Love so many of my stamps and I just cannot choose. Now if I were to be asked to pick a favorite stamp company, there would be no question to that as it's been Penny Black stamps for a long time and still is.
So digging through my Penny Black stamps I decided on this beauty called Botanical Notes. I don't think this stamp needs much more than some coloring and a sentiment to make a pretty card. Maybe even no coloring needed ... just stamp over an inked background and it would already make a beautiful card!


The sentiment is also one of my favorites  from the Penny Black stamp set "Snippets", I love using it with butterfly stamps. As you can see I stamped it onto a piece of torn vellum paper using jet black Stazon ink which is a must for stamping on vellum (heat embossing would be another opion).



The image  Botanical Notes has been stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink using my Tonic stamp platform on Bristol Vellum card stock. Then colored using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I inked up the edge with Mustard Seed and Antique Linen distress inks and added some gold cord as an embellishment.




I stamped the butterfly a second time, colored and fussy cut and attached it to the card with a glue dot in the center then bent up the wings for a 3D effect. Some diamond stickles glitter was applied to the flower center and wink of stella brushed over the butterfly.


I am also sharing with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Feminine // Fab 'n' Funky - Butterfly // Moving along with the Times - Bugs // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes // Addicted to Stamps - Spring // Crafty Catz - Spring // Craft Rocket Challenges - Flowers // Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes // Imagine That Creative Playground  - Anything Goes // Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog - Flowers // Moo-Mania & More - Close to Nature // Sweet Stampers - Spring


Thanks so much for visiting! Hope to see you over at the Allsorts challenge blog. We're giving away two cute clear stamp sets this week to one lucky winner!

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36 comments:

  1. Awesome colouring of the lovely Penny Black image Ellie and loving the informal arrangement with the vellum sentiment, great design.

    B x

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    1. Thank you Brenda! It took some time coloring this one, but it's so relaxing :-)

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  2. Gorgeous card! Love your coloring
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  3. Hi this is a gorgeous card it is just so pretty I love it. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  4. What a super card, love the stamping on vellum idea, and your coloring of the flower is so pretty.

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  5. It's always difficult choose a favourite stamp or die, isn't it? :) Too many beautiful items in a crafter's stash :D
    Love the one you used, such fabulous flowers! Great colouring and the gold cord is a lovely touch!

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    1. Yes, it's never easy to choose a favorite when there are so many to choose from :-)

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  6. This is sooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the flowers and butterfly!

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  7. Love the touch of vellum and your lovely colouring as always.

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  8. A simply terrific design! So beautiful! I am in awe of this elegant project and so pleased to see this beauty linked to our topic of "Close to Nature" over at Moo Mania & More! Thank you so much for joining us!
    Happy Sunday!
    Susi

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  9. So BEAUTIFUL! I love the sentiment on the scrap of vellum!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! The vellum fit so well here, I usually forget about how well it works for adding sentiments over stamped images.

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  10. A really beautiful card Ellie and you have used a super image and coloured it brilliantly.

    Kath x

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  11. Wow what a beautiful card, thanks for playing along with Creatieve Playground.

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    1. Thanks Marlene, happy I was able to play along this time!

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  12. Gorgeous card Ellie, thanks for joining us at MAWTT . Xxx

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  13. Your card is so wonderful.
    Your Card also fits our Challenge at the Sweet Stampers. Look over.
    https://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.com/
    Hugs
    Kuni

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    1. Thanks Kuni. Will check out Sweet Stampers challenge :-)

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  14. Such a beautiful card with great flower and butterfly image! Thank you for joining us at sweet stampers,
    hugs Anke

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  15. This is such a gorgeous card! Love your great coloring. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  16. A beautiful card

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE.

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  17. What a stunning and lovely card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  18. Lovely card thanks for sharing at crafty catz good luck in the draw.

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  19. Wow you've made a beautiful stamped "spring" card. Beautiful colours.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

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