Tuesday, 7 February 2012

In The Mood

February is a busy month for birthdays amongst my friends and family so I've been getting down to making a few cards. I'm posting two images of cards I've made using the same stamp but with different results first up is one I made for my brother. The jazz band stamp is from a set by Graphic 45 and I just love it, I can almost hear them playing! The sun ray is from Stampscapes inc and the background was brayered with a Kaleidacolor ink pad in calypso.
A couple of days later I was obviously in a different mood as I picked up the same stamp and produced a much more grungey card. This time I coloured and layered the stamp onto black card and mounted it with sticky pads onto a stamped background I then mounted this onto some spotty paper which I've 'vintaged' with distress ink in vintage photo and black soot. I then mounted this onto black card before attaching to a bought Kraft card. I use these Kraft cards a lot in my card making.
I want to be in this band!


  1. Both are wonderful! I love the energy of the first and the fabulous vintage feel of the second!

  2. What fun!! I love these cards...and I TOTALLY understand about different moods. Both of your interpretaions are spot on.

  3. I have this jazz band stamp too and adore it! Love what you have done with the stamp & the backgrounds are fantastic. Maddy x