Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Why settle for a circle when you can have an oval?

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I love the circle frame, but wondered if I could make that circle into an oval. Why yes, yes I can!




To do this, I first stamped my sentiment onto the patterned paper using black pigment ink and clear embossed. Next I cut/embossed the oval using Spellbinders oval die. I took that oval and laid it onto my table, then put my stamp positioner on top of that and formed the circle into an oval, taking care to make it match. I inked the stamp with black pigment ink and stamped onto the light pink cs and clear embossed. Align the Spellbinders Labels 13 and cut/emboss. Cut/emboss Labels 11 from darker pink dotted paper. On light pink card front, emboss lower edge with Textile Texture Cuttlebug folder. Stamp flourish onto top corners using Black pigment ink and clear emboss. Pop up layers as desired and attach to card front. Attach bow of black/white dotted organdy ribbon.

So, there you have it. You can change the shape of a clear stamp. That makes it even more versatile.

Thanks for stopping by!

40 comments:

Linda said...

Those are super cute I love color and die cuts

Joanne Travis said...

That is a seriously cool idea!! I didn't think about changing the sahpe. LOVE this, especially in this color combination. Beautiful!

Joanne Travis said...

Meant to type shape in the above post but don't know how to fix it :)

giddusadik said...

Very cute card, Karen! I JUST LOVE the palette of colours!
Nana

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

love card.

Dawn Mercedes said...

"pretty in pink" says it all!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I've never tried to alter the shape of a clear stamp, but you've shown how beautifully it can be done! I love the background stamping on the sentiment panel, and especially the partial embossing on the card front. Every detail is just gorgeous!!

Vicky Gould said...

Great idea to make the circle an oval, Karen. Beautiful card!

Lois said...

I like the mix of diecuts around your sentiment and the little bit of embossing across the bottom of your card.

Susan Raihala said...

Brilliant! Definitely going to give this a try!!!

Connie said...

Love that pink creation Karen! Another reason to like those clear stamps huh?
Connie

jdmommy said...

Oh you clever, clever girl! What a salesgirl you are!!! Gorgeous!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Black and any color is just sooooo dramatic! Lovely!

Bev E said...

Your card is to die for. I just love everything about it.

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful! I love how versatile the fancy circle can be!

Debbie Seyer said...

Super card, Karen!

Roxie said...

Wonderful card, I like the color combo and image use.

Sue D said...

I like the pink and black and thanks for showing us you can make an oval.

Lillian said...

I like the pink, black and white and that dotted ribbon.

Becky said...

This is such a pretty color combo and elegant card.

Jennifer S. said...

Love the idea of altering the shape of a clear stamp to suit the need of the design. Great job.

Super Jen said...

Great color combo.

peggysue said...

What great layering, you chose just the right papers and shapes.

Stacey Schafer said...

so pretty!

Holly said...

LOVE this! That's amazing that you were able to alter the shape, that gives so many of my sets new possibilites, thanks for sharing that! Love the colors and embossing as well. Fabulous card.

Nanny's Room said...

Gorgeous work!

katspaw said...

I really like your layers of the background papers. Your card is beautiful.

Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty colors and textures.

Susan said...

very pretty

Cheryl Walker said...

I love this card!! I love the colors,frames, and stamps you used :)

Hugs,
Cheryl

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome job!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Karen--I love this in pink & black. And I especially love your "caption"! TFS

Emily Keaton said...

This is beautiful! I just love your color combo. Yummy :)

Karen said...

Pretty colors and love the oval.

Liz Williams said...

Karen, I am loving the way you and Debbie made these ovals. I love it. Such a pretty card.

Jess said...

Great showcase of this stamp! Very pretty card :)

Heather said...

Wow, that's impressive I never realised you could squish the stamps - right I'm off to practice!

Sarah A said...

WOW!! Stunning, stylish and elegant!

Sarah x

Heather B said...

Gorgeous card!

Theresa said...

Great techniques used in this card! so creative! Result: An elegant and classy card!