Monday, June 2, 2014

Is 8 Enough?

As you may be aware, I have been obsessed with this Botanical Notes ( Penny Black) lately.  I had made 7 cards with this stamp (no kidding!).
 Just when I thought enough is enough...I came up with another one (gasp!). But bear with me, I actually love this one!
 The simplest thing to create is to stamp the borders. I did just that with the very tip of the collage stamp. Because the stamp design is so intricate, there is not a lot that needs to be done. I then stamped three different colors of butterflies and arranged them vertically. I then strung them up in gold thread. I didn't use any sentiment in this one and I think it looks good as it is.

I hope that you think this obsession of mine is a good one. I wish I could say it's the last card with this Botanical Notes, but you know...never say never :) 

Thanks for stopping by!

31 comments:

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the the gold!

cm said...

Oh my, each one is ever so lovely, and this one has beauty x 3!! I'm looking forward to #9...#10...You can do it!!! You create magic and joy, my friend, magic and joy by the 'oodles'!! Hugs~c

Lalo said...

Oh yes, that's one awesome stamp and another great card made with it!

Dawn Turley said...

Talk about stretching your stamp Virginia. Each and everyone of them is awesome. This one, no exception... the framing with the edge of the stamp is inspiring.

Lesley Croghan said...

It is awesome. What a cool design!

Sheila H said...

Framing the butterflies - fabulous! The uneven sides are so interesting visually. And the colorful butterflies really pop - gorgeous effect!

LauraJane:) said...

I DO like this one's simplicity.Are you inviting us to add cards to your link using this stamp? If so I MUST get it so I can play too.

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous. I love how you did the border.

~amy~ said...

oh yes, this is a beauty!

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! LOVE this one. So pretty! Keep going! :)

joy said...

Hi, Virginia! Yes, your botanical stamp cards are just fabulous and I love every rendition, so far. With your awesome creative mind, I am sure there will be a few more cards using this stamp being posted in the future.

Hope to join your challenge again this month. Haven't had much crafting time for quite awhile.

Shelly said...

LOVE it! Simply, beautiful! And yep. Never say never...I say, you have a pretty good obsession going on here! Can't wait to see number 9! ;)

KraftyKaren said...

I've enjoyed seeing all of them - have loved all the different ways that you have used the one stamp but I think this one is my favourite x

Dotty Jo x said...

Fabulous - you are working some amazing magic with this stamp set Virginia! No wonder it was sold out when I tried to buy it, Jo x

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh I love it too! What a fantastic stamped frame, and I love the gold thread!

Annette Allen said...

your too funny... you are enjoying this set and wow the ideas are just pouring out of you.. this one is amazing.. I love the stamped edges and those butterflies are cute..

Deepti said...

wow u r amazing, all ur creations using this stamp set are so inspiring, I like the gold stitching on this one :)

Sarah Gray said...

Love how you have deconstructed this collage stamp, Virginia! Keep 'em coming :)

Cindy C. said...

You amazed me with yet another beautiful card using the same stamp Virginia!!

Donna B. said...

Beautiful cards!! I love that border technique. i'm going to try that!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Nope, keep them coming! I want to keep see in your fab creations. BTW I think that stamp loves you back! :)♡

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous gorgeous butterflies!

donna mikasa said...

Love them all but this is my FAVE!

Linda R said...

A good obsession indeed. I LOVE this.

Hugs~

Jennifer said...

Wow Virginia! I love that you got so much mileage out of this stamp, these cards are gorgeous! I'm so sad I'm that many posts behind...been super busy, hugs =)

Barb said...

You're amazing! Stamping the edges was a brilliant idea! Such a beautiful card, my friend! ♥

conil said...

Goodness, girl...you really know how to use a stamp to its fullest advantage. ALL EIGHT are so lovely and different. Kudos.

robinann17 said...

Oh, my goodness! I have loved watching you create more and more and more lovely cards with this stamp! What an inspiration you are to share all this creative goodness with all of us in blogland! I couldn't even begin to tell you which card I like the best - I love them all! Using the stamp to border a card - priceless! Love your work and gentle spirit!

NinaB said...

Wow! Thank you for showcasing one of my stamps. These are all so lovely, Virginia. I hope you don't mind that I shared this on my FB page. They deserve a big shout out. :)

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful design and inspiration!!

Julia said...

Gorgeous! this one is my favorite!