Saturday, May 24, 2014

Another Botanical Notes Card

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Botanical Notes
Previously, I shared these cards that I made with this same stamp

 Ding--->But first, I must interrupt the regular programing for a food segment...

 If you are into Molecular Gastronomy, you know that deconstructed dishes may take the foods that are normally combined in the dish, change their forms, and then plate them together in a different way...Very likely there is not a connected recipe for many of these but it is inspiring to see the visual creativity inherent in these recreations...

Well, I took that "deconstructed" principle and applied it to my card.
absolutely incredible
One thing about working with this type of collage stamp is to alter the image and make it work.
First, I white-embossed both sides of the card stock (instead of stamping the image as it is). The fully white-embossed background gives a lovely and subtle texture! Then I chose to work with the flower and stems and assembled the design.

I hope that this card gives you some ideas and inspiration. Believe it or not, I have two more cards (with the same stamp) to come! Hope you are enjoying this!
Thanks for stopping by!


19 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a different take, love the fussy cutting! This is wonderful!!!

Dotty Jo x said...

Looks amazing... we should all make our stamps work a little harder! Jo x

Niki G said...

Love how you applied rules in the kitchen to your cardmaking! Smart idea and what a great look it turned out to be!!

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow, this technique shows how versatile that stamp really is...love the soft colours!

Barb said...

Wow, Virginia! You've done an amazing job playing with that one stamp! I love how you're sharing so many different ways to use it and they all look so unique! Love your amazing talent! ♥

Bobby said...

It makes it worthwhile buying a stamp when you can get so many different looks fro it. I love all the ways you've used yours.

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card. You have made so many wonderful cards with this set.

Sheila H said...

You are the queen of stretching your stamps, Virginia. Your techniques have created some very imaginative and diverse cards. The embossing and fussy cutting on this card are spectacular.

Annette Allen said...

wow you have made that stamp set SHINE.. all of your cards are gorgeous.. thanks for the inspiration.

MichelleZ said...

I don't knows darn thing about molecular gastronomy, but I know that I love this card. :)

Cat Craig said...

Virginia, I just love what you are doing with this stamp! Keep those beauties coming.

Dawn Turley said...

superb idea to do this with the stamp. Gives it a quite different look.

Sarah Gray said...

Another great look with that wonderful stamp, Virginia! To be honest I would be a bit stumped about how to use it as it has so much going on so I really love how you have broken down so many different approaches over the last few posts....I think I could tackle a detailed collage stamp now :)

Barb Ghig said...

Well, I'm enjoying this 'series' immensely, Virginia! I'm so impressed with all the beautiful ways you have 'deconstructed' this stamp...WOW! In fact, I think Penny Black owes you for showcasing this stamp like no one has ever or will ever! When mine gets here in the next few days, I hope you don't mind that I'll be CASE'ing at least one of your designs!

I LOVE how you played with it on today's card so much! Your white embossed background looks like designer paper, and the flower and leaves are stunning! What a great idea to use green for your sentiment, too! Exquisite work of art, my friend...truly!

Well, I apologize for the dissertation, when I only needed to tell you how incredibly talented you are...Thanks so much for your inspiration, Virginia!

alexandra s.m. said...

Virginia,

You had me inspired, laughing and then inspired again with you marvelous post!
I had to laugh out loud when you started taking about molecular food! I'm a big fan not for the everyday but for the sheer creativity of it! Your stamping is very much like molecular food and your creativity knows no boundaries!
I agree, PB owes you big time!
You have shown us more examples with one stamp than anybody could have hoped for!
Many Thanks and triple thumbs up!!

keren said...

What a set of cards! You have done wonders with this stamps and this one is my favourite yet. So weird that I was talking about a 'deconstructed rainbow' recently too! Great minds and all that x

Robin K. said...

Way to work that stamp Virginia!!!

Laura B. said...

So pretty! Talk about getting mileage out of your stamps! Awesome ideas to use for many kinds of stamp sets!

cm said...

Deconstruction is another form of 'reconstruction' and what dazzling reconstructions you've created! I'm in awe...again...
c