Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cardmaking and Calla Lilies

This lovely calla lily image is one of my favorites from Stampin' Up. I use it often and the resulting cards always sell quickly. These two cards illustrate just how different the cards can be when using the same image and even the same layout.

This first card features a dark background that is a piece of marbled paper (marbled with acrylic
paints and metallics). The calla lily is stamped in a pale soft green and the quote is stamped in black. The metallic matte seemed to be the perfect layering component.

In contrast, this next card is a bit lighter. I used a tone-on-tone layering approach with the papers. The soft gray seem to really suit the calla lily.

Next time I use this stamp, I think I'll try it with white ink on a black or brown background. But I have a feeling my next stamping play time will be several months away, as my busy craft show season is right around the corner and I must focus on jewelry.


Pricilla said...

I just don't know how you do it all....

Alison Arif said...

This stamp is lovely, I would have liked something like this for our wedding as I had calla lillies in my bouquet, great choice!

Shirley said...

Very pretty, Vicki~