Thursday, July 02, 2015

HLS July CAS Challenge - Stamping


Hi everyone.  It's the start of the  July CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers, and it's the start of our new Design Team.  Yay!!  Kylie and I are thrilled to have eight talented designers joining us.  Welcome to Anita, Bonnie, Chrissie, Hazel, Linda, Sue, Toni and Valentyna. :)




Today is my friend, Dolly's (aka Darnell) birthday .  Hopefully she received this card in time and this is not the first time she's seeing it! :)

Happy Birthday Dolly!


This card is all about the wonderful technique of generation stamping (or second generation). Basically you stamp an image and then stamp again (and possibly again) without reinking your stamp.  Multi-generation stamping can create the illusion of depth or movement.

I inked my tree trunk and then used a paper towel to randomly removed some of the ink from the top branches, stamped off once onto scrap paper, and then stamped onto my card front.  This gave me a general outline for the tree without having dark branches that would show through the leaves.

Then I stamped the leaves three times before re-inking and stamping again.  It really creates the look of leaves in the background and foreground, giving the tree visual dimension.  So cool! :)

I hope you'll be inspired to join in our fun challenge.  It's open for the whole month of July, so there's lots of time to play along.  Simply make a CAS card that includes stamping and join the challenge.

This card actually works perfectly for the HLS July Sketch challenge that began two days ago, so I'm adding it over there as well.  Here's the sketch ...




And Virginia's View Challenge for July is 100% Stamping, so I'm linking up there.











Stamps:  Leafless Limbs (Stampscapes); Leaf sprig (Kittie Kits Outdoor Master from Rubbernecker), Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges

Challenges:
HLS July CAS Challenge - Stamping
HLS July Sketch Challenge
Virginia's View #16 - 100% Stamping


33 comments:

  1. What a gorgeously soft scene Loll . . . it is so serene and calming!! LOVE it! Hazel xx

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  2. I did receive it, Lolly, and it's breathtaking in person! You did a beautiful job of stamping off to create depth on your leaves. It's a soft and dreamy card!! Thank you for making it for me and thank you the shoutout, my friend! Love and hugs! Dolly

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  3. Beautiful stamping off (that is what this technique use to be called) Loll. A wonderful and easy way to get depth and movement :-) Your sample is so Inspiring Loll. I can't wait to play. Congratulations on your DT too. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. Fabulous card, so delicate.
    Elaine

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  5. This is so beautiful! love the use of greens :)

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  6. Such a lovely card Loll! Gorgeous use of the greens.

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  7. Hello Loll,
    thank you very much for your support of my family in the fight for health brother.
    Very, very thank you, this is for us very important.
    love,
    Bozena

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  8. Beautiful card ...... I love the shades of green and the delicate stamping. Great to be teamies with you too! xx

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  9. This is such a pretty card, and you have done a great job with the generational stamping.

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  10. Oh, Loll, this is so beautiful, and sweet, and I simply love the tree and those greens around!

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  11. How awesome is this? I love your sponging, Loll! The generation stamping is sensational! Lucky Darnell to be the recipient of this beauty!

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  12. Gorgeous technique and stamping. The colours are beautiful. Elegant card! xx

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  13. Gorgeous card Loll and so perfect for Miss Darnell....love all that beautiful green!

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  14. What a beautiful card for the HLS challenge - wonderful to see stamping as the main focus in this day and age of die cuts, stencils, embossing folders, etc.

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  15. Utterly sophisticated and beautiful! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “100% Stamped” Challenge!

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  16. I love this card! it looks so misterious... and calming... ))))

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  17. Loll, what can I say. I love everything about your card - the inking, stamping and images are beautiful.

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  18. Stunning Loll, thanks again for the guest designer spot, I did put my badges on the blog last night as went and forgot before lol! Sorry.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Loll, this is beautiful and serene. So dreamy and soft!

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  20. A Lovely technique Loll and a beautiful card the second generation stamping gives it a 'misty' look...

    Anne

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  21. Love the misty look of the background of this pretty tree. It's just perfect for Our Darnell, and so very lovely. Brilliant CAS too. TFS & happy wkend. Hugs

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  22. Wow - so soft and pretty! This is such a lovely birthday card for that sweet Darnell (Dolly) - love her! Sweetly done Loll. Hugz

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  23. Such a lovely blend of colours, Loll. I love the softness of your generation stamping and the blending at the base. Gorgeous x

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  24. Oh, this is such a gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you used generation stamping to create depth and dimension on the leaves...all those pretty shades of green are so pretty! I'm sure Darnell is going to cherish this beauty for a long time to come, too!

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  25. Your tree has such depth, Loll! I love the soft green of the leaves with the soft, subtle branches! I'm so excited to be on this team with you! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  26. This tree is stunning Loll, well the whole card is stunning. lol I love the sunshine shinning in the corner, that tree is just lovely, love the second generation stamping. I love your grassy knob that your tree is living on too. Just a peaceful, relaxing card. I know Darnell will love it too! Hugs, Brenda

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  27. How lovely, Loll ... such a wonderful sense of depth and dimension on that delicate tree ... gorgeous! Anita :)

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  28. Hi Loll!
    Your stamping is amazing and this card is so beautiful!!

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  29. This is beautiful and so skillfully made, Loll! I haven't been really around in blogland for months but things are looking up now and I just entered the CAS Challenge at Happy Stampers. I want to let you know that I haven't forgotten you and your blog, life has just been on the way and I've been going through a lot lately, I haven't been felt very creative to be honest. I have now "cleared things up" so that I have only 4 monthly DT cards to make and I hope this will be a key for having more time for just hanging around and commenting too. Have a wonderful summer and I hope to visit you soon again! Hugs Nonni

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  30. Have I mentioned how much I love this card? You have used that technique so so well--beautiful!

    Toni

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  31. So serene and peaceful. Would make a great sympathy card.

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  32. Classy and artistic tree. Love your work, Loll. I always gravitate to your cards when I see them. I want to take my book and sit under this tree!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)