Saturday, June 21, 2014

Two more Botanical Notes!

It has come time to say "enough is enough"....I am talking about Botanical Notes. I am sharing two more cards with this stamp from Penny Black.  I think I have pretty much exhausted my own ideas and did the best I can to use this stamp in so many creative ways ( about 17 cards).

This stamp has so many intricate details. It works so beautifully as a background stamp. And that is exactly what I did here. I happened to have the alcohol-inked butterfly and flower. It was easy to complete the design. It was also tempting to stamp the sentiment in black. BUT I decided that it might look good in purple (echoing the butterfly color).
Next is another similar theme, except I paired it up with pattern paper. I think it works!thank you so much 
I pink-embossed the sentiment and added some lace and sequins, voila!
I truly hope that this little series of mine inspire you to look at a collage stamp in a different way. A stamp like this really is a gem.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


23 comments:

Barb said...

Two more gorgeous cards, V! Love that stamp used for a background, and your design with the patterned paper is fabulous!

wienerhoneymooners said...

I love all of them.. PS my husband is impressed with Dr. John and the Legos....He casually asked me if the Maersk ship is for scale... (My husband is a longtime Lego Maniac)..instead of elegant glass lovelies, we have the lego millenium falcon ontop of our TV armoire, or xwings and Ywings...etc...
Kim's response, How should I know???
ha haa... I thought, what is Scott thinking?

Dawn Turley said...

Very impressive Virginia. You certainly have inspired me to use my collage stamp

Cindy C. said...

Hello Virginia, these two cards are gorgeous! I really like the first, and I think the purple inked sentiment is a perfect fit! I actually do not own a collage stamp, but I am beginning to think I should get one after seeing all your wonderful inspirations!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love how you created the bg on the first one!

Alanna said...

Two more beautiful cards from you using this gorgeous set. They are both fantastic.

Lin said...

What a beautiful showcase, Virginia! Each of these cards is a treasure!

~amy~ said...

Lovely....way to rock that stamp. amazing works.

joy said...

17 cards from one stamp is an amazing feat, Virginia! You are the BOMB! I love each card and admire your tenacity in coming up with so many designs!!

Harriet said...

You have inspired me to use my "botanical notes" as creatively as possible for me. Thank you, Virginia, because of you I'm beginning to look at my stamps for more creative uses.

conil said...

I rarely buy collage stamps, but I bought this one because of your mini-series. So I have learned something. To open my pea brain and search for other possibilities from these collage stamps, and maybe other things in life not pertainig to crafting. LOL. In any case, every one of your cards is a jewel. Loved this little series.

mimijudy1975 said...

You have made so many beautiful cards with just this one stamp. I'm amazed at how creative you are,Virginia,and love each and every one of your cards. I think you should take a picture of all these cards together like they are here,frame it,and hang it in a very special place in your home.

Tracey McNeely said...

So gorgeous Virginia, I love the background on the first!

Lalo said...

You are amazing! Wish I could get this much use out of my stamps. Especially the ones I just can't get rid of but I never use either!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

yOu are simply amazing Virginia!
Love these new takes my Friend!
Thank You~

Laura B. said...

Really awesome showcase of this stamp set! Love how you used it in so many unexpected and unique ways!

Cris G said...

Oh yes, it works. Not your usual style, but it is gorgeous. So elegant and vintage... I'm referring to the second card, as you may have already noticed :). I don't know how you created 17 beautiful cards with the same stamp... remarkable!

Jacqueline said...

Another two gorgeous cards - I think there is still a lot more gas in this stamps tank!

Shelly said...

Another two amazing and gorgeous cards!!! Love!

Sheila H said...

More amazing cards!

Barb Ghig said...

Good heavens, Virginia...Two more absolutely GORGEOUS cards! I don't think PB ever thought there could be so many ways to play with this stamp ...so impressive! I'm keeping my stamp on my desk, and I'm going to stop here for inspiration...Thanks!

Linda Wilkinson said...

Amazing amazing that is all I can say! I just love all the different ideas that you have seen in this one little stamp wow I wish I was a little bug in you mind to see how you come up with all these wow love them!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

wow, all of these are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous!