Sunday, March 26, 2017

Old Stamps Revisited


This card makes use of an Inkadinkado dragonfly stamp I've had for eons. I started by stamping it with versamark ink on a black panel, then heat embossed it with white ep. It was pretty with the sharp contrast of black and white, but there are 2 birds hidden in the wings of this image, so I got out some colored pencils, stickles and a toothpick to make them more visible. You can click the photo to enlarge it, or you can see some of the stickles detail in the close-up picture here...


The papers are from a Little Yellow Bicycle paper pack, and the sentiment is from Verve.


Thanks for the visit, it's always great to have you stop by :)

Carol

22 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh WOW, this is so pretty, Carol! Love the black & white and then the pop of color you added with the Stickles! Such a beautiful stamp...a hidden beauty for sure! Have a super Sunday! Hugs~

aussie aNNie said...

STUNNING Carol, love this it's amazing and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks also for entering into our Double D challenge...hugs. ♥[aNNie]

Jean said...

This is a most unusual and lovely stamp, and your colouring has highlighted the birds beautifully. i like the pretty backing papers as well.
Jean x

scrAPpamondo said...

Ooohhh... amazing work!! This Liberty style stamp is really gorgous! You have had a lot of patience for colouring and add stickles on the two hidden birds!! Well done!! The papers are just perfect!
There is another hidden bird in the butterfly isn't it? ;) It's in the body, with both the wings opened and has a lovely flower in the beack. You have coloured its wings with green. Stunning work!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is one pretty stamp, Carol! Oh my! I love the way you made the hidden bird pop.

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the added sparkle! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Things that Fly’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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jimlynn said...

I need to revisit ALL my stamps too! So many I've never even used before. Love this beauty and I didn't even notice the birds until you pointed them out. Very unique and beautiful stamp AND card!
Lynn

Janice M said...

What a neat stamp! I like the way you accented it with the stickles. Love your sketch too with those 2 panel strips. Have a great day!

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Carol, such a gorgeous image and pretty papers - a fabulous card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful image and design. I am glad you did the close up on the birds. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
Kathy
DD DT

Donna Hanley said...

Beautiful stamp and you brought it to another level with those birds brought to the fore front. Have a good night.

Brenda said...

Wow, what a cool stamp Carol! I love the card you made with it!! It is so cool that it has 3 hidden birds on it, so cool the way 2 of the birds make the wings and the last bird makes the body of the dragonfly-I just think this is such a clever design! Great card and I know it will brighten the day of the person recovering! Hugs, Brenda

Stamp Smiles said...

WOWZER!! This image is really amazing and unique! Love the addition of the sparkle too! Your image really pops out beautifully against the dark background!! I love it! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That is a really cool stamp. I like how the wings are ornate and full of flourishes that hide some birds if you close enough. They remind me of cutlery that is like that... hidden treasures.

MaryH said...

This is awesome! Quite 'mixed media' for you too, and you did it so well. Have seen some of these hidden image in the stamp designs, not sure if I have any. It's certainly made one very gorgeous card too. I like it...lots! Very dramatic. TFS

Jeanne H said...

What a lovely card. Finding those birds and highlighting them is wonderful.

Daffodil Cards said...

What a gorgeous card, love the colours and the dragonfly
Faith
x

scrappymo! said...

What a stunning card, Carol!
I love the dragonfly image but especially love the two hidden birds in the wings. What a fabulous stamp.

Thanks for your kind comments. I was quite pleased to get that stamp for such a great price! I do not make many funny cards so it was nice to have an image to play with and start my funniness collection. lol

Barb said...

What a gorgeous old stamp this is. Your card is really lovely and I like the way you have decorated the birds. Barbxx

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! This is really lovely!

Stampsnob. said...

Just lovely Beautiful stamp .Lis

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Beautiful creation, great colors and great design also! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge .
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)