Excuse the corny title, but I couldn't resist some pun on the two Joannes on the team working together!!
Jo Capper-Sandon and I, both received the swirling snowflakes stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms (due for release October 16, 2009). We thought it would be fun to have a play and come up with some ideas for using the stamp in different ways. We decided to each make three quick projects using it as a background, a main focus stamp and as an accent. We didn't see each others work until we were finished. It's always great fun to see how someone else interprets a brief, and uses the stamps.
Here are my cards:
For the item showing the stamp as a main focus, I stamped with versamark and used perfect pearls on pink card.
For the background item, I stamped with distress ink onto cream card to make a tag shaped card, using a collage image from Go Make Something.
For the accent piece, I used a bit of scrap leftover from the first card and also cut out an individual snowflake stamped in black, which is highlighted with crackle accents. The main image is from Hearts in Touch (watch out for more from them on Gingersnap), and has been embellished with white flower soft.
Now for Jo Capper-Sandon's pieces:
Jo's main focus piece is a wooden gift box. The swirling snowflakes have been stamped with clear embossing powder onto white card, and coloured with distress inks.
The background piece is a circular card where the snowflakes have simply been stamped in black. The card has then been decorated with papers.
Jo's accent piece is a clipboard where she has used the stamp in the background, but has also cut out individual snowflakes to embellish. She has highlighted the snowflakes with white pen.
We hope you enjoy these samples as much as we enjoyed putting them together. These are all quick makes from one really versatile Cornish Heritage Farms stamp. Hopefully we have given you a little inspiration to get started on those Christmas cards and encouraged you to think about how you can use 'background' stamps for more than just backgrounds.