Saturday, January 25, 2014

Crafty Individuals Sponsor Spotlight No. 3

Welcome to the third and final 'Sponsor Spotlight' for January.
We are thrilled to have Crafty Individuals sponsoring the challenge this month.

As well as a fantastic range of original design rubber stamps they stock papers, masks, dies and a whole array of other crafting must haves.

I felt incredibly privileged to be given the opportunity to work with a couple of stamp sets and rather got carried away! My choice of stamp sets were;

There is so much detail in each of these designs so to me it was important that they really take centre stage on my cards. Once I'd got a design that worked it was easy to replicate it for each of the four images.

For each of the sets I created an initial 'masterboard' using white acrylic paint as a resist and three complimentary Distress Inks to add blended colour.

It was a great way to produce both the backgrounds for each card and the base for each stamped image.

The detail in each image is so fine and the Jet Black Archival ink made each one pop over the coloured base.

The addition of some clear heat embossing and a coordinating border helped to make sure they became real focal points.

The script style used for each image was echoed through the use of Tissue Tape strips, drawing the eye and adding to the balance of the composition.

Using Black Soot Distress Ink on the edges of each background helped to compliment the stamping but seemed a little too harsh on its own, so I drew on white border lines.

As well as the obvious fact that you get two images for the price of one in each set, I love these sets because they are suitable for a range of occasions, both joyous and those which need to be more subdued (and are often quite tricky to get right). That means you'll get even more use out of them, an important thing to think about when you are adding to your stash.

I hope you've enjoyed this final spotlight into the delights of Crafty Individuals products. 
You haven't got long now to enter Claudia's 'No more shopping sins' challenge - you could be picked as one of our Top 3, be our Top Talent and get to display your work here at Our Creative Corner, or even win a wonderful prize kindly donated by Crafty Individuals!

Looking forward to seeing your creations and hearing those confessions!


  1. Stunning cards, all of them Jenny, and yes, those stamps are so detailed and beautiful. Love how you have used them to be center stage! Great technique for the backgrounds too!

  2. Fabulous designs and cards Jenny, you have displayed the stamped images beautifully. The resist backgrounds are the perfect backdrop xx

  3. The backgrounds you created are so beautiful Jenny and really do make those central designs stand out. Anne x

  4. I love CI stamps - have those wild flower ones - and your cards are just gorgeous!

  5. Your masterboards make a fantastic basis for these fabulous cards. I would never have thought of using the flower stamps like this, especially in grey, but they look wonderful.

  6. Love your backgrounds, I've not used the white acrylic resist method but will be giving it a go maybe with my gelli plate. Love the stamps and the two different colour ways you've used both work really well . X

  7. Beautiful set of stamps, wonderfully showcased here, each with its own gorgeous color palette. Love the way you used the tissue tape here, Jenny. Another stash item that seems to sit unused - perfect for Claudia's theme this month too :)


  8. here visiting you...these are great cards They are "Magenta", right? very nice

  9. I love your cards, Jenny! The CI stamps are fabulous! I've just discovered their stamps from a US seller and I fell in love with them! Your cards are so well thought out. The colors really make the individual designs really pop and I love the use of tissue tape for accent. Really beautiful cards!

  10. Such a gorgeous spotlight Jenny - The cards are amazing and really highlight the beauty of those stamps - Love from Laura xxxx

  11. A master board is such a good idea and yours is fabulous and works so well with those stamps. I have a few CI stamps and they are beautiful. This has really encouraged me to use them more and in fresh new ways. Julie Ann xx

  12. Beautiful showcase for those stunning stamps - a wonderful spotlight, Jennie. I think the final thistle one is my favourite, so dreamily mysterious.
    Alison x

  13. Your card design is always a delight to see, Jenny!
    It really takes those stamps to a different level! Awesome!
    Claudia x

  14. Gorgeous cards, I have the top set of stamps, fantastic aren't they and so versatile, love em

    Sam xxx

  15. Beautiful collection of cards with great masterboards.

  16. Terrific creations Jenny, great presentation of these fab stamps, using your beautiful trademark design. Nicola x

  17. Superb examples of cards made with our stamps Jenny - love them all! Jean x

  18. These are simply stunning Jenny!! You have used those stamped images to perfection. xx


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