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Friday, November 30, 2007

Different Point of View

The Challenge this week is to feature the versatility of our stamp sets. I love using a set in various ways.....thinking out of the box, or coming up with different uses for the same set. This makes a stamp set so much more economical. (Ok, maybe I'm not always the frugal person....but, it's nice to know that a set can be a "bargain," don't you agree?!!)
So, the set I chose for this Challenge is one I haven't used in some time, although it's a fabulous set....Baroque Motifs. The first card is a Christmas card. The little flower-like stamp almost resembles poinsettias. Can you see that I used a glitter pen to highlight some of the swirls? This set can make the most glamarous cards!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Holidays & Wishes
Inks: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy
CS: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy
Misc: Bravo Burgundy 1/4" Grosgrain, Glitter Pen by Sakura, Cutter Kit, Paper Piercer
The second card features a simple, basic layout and can be used as a wedding, anniversary, or just a "love" card to that someone special. Here is where the "glamor" becomes "elegant!" Simple layout, easy card.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Inks: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
CS: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Misc: White Taffeta Ribbon, Marvy Giga Square Scallop Punch
NOTE: Card #1 was inspired by this awsome card.
For another idea using this same set, check out this previous post on this Blog. Check here. Now, I challenge YOU to use your stamp sets in various ways.....and why not share and send them my way? Maybe you'll be featured here as well!
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10 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Barbara,

This is a wonderful example of how versitale this set is. Love how you made the Christmas card! It's my fav!

Ida said...

That is one of my "favorite" sets and you used it in two very different ways. I love how it can be used for Christmas, Weddings, Sympathy, Birthdays etc...Your cards are very nice.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Barbara, both of your cards are lovely..........you have done such a nice job that it is hard to believe that it is the same stamp!!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

Way to show the many different uses for this stamp set! Very nice cards!

MJ said...

These are super! I think this is the most versatile set we sell and I love both of your cards. Funny you are the second person so far to use this. I love both cards.

Melanie S said...

I love this stamp set! So many possibilities. I really like the diagonal images across the blue card.

Lisa said...

Great use of the Baroque Motifs set!

Gerrie said...

Great job! Luv this set...

astampingteddy said...

Great cards - what can I say, I just love this stamp set ;-)
Claudia

Connie said...

Two great looks with this set...wonderful job.

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