One Stamp, Five Ways: Ornamental
Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Welcome to the latest edition of Suzy Plantamura‘s famous “One Stamp, Five Ways” feature! Today, we’re in a festive mood and using the NEW Ornamental set from the one and only… Cathy Zielske!
It’s getting closer to the holidays, which means I get to start making my Christmas cards. This always gets me in the holiday mood, especially if I shop for new Christmas stamp sets which come out around this time each year! Today I have a “one stamp, five ways” post to share with you using the new stamp set called CZ “Ornamental” that was part of the Fun and Festive release. I have five cards to share with you with directions and supplies used for each.
I love using soft blues and aqua’s for Christmas cards. The snowflakes in this stamp set fit on the ornaments, but they also work well embossed with a watercolored background in this color palette. I used WOW embossing powder called White Puff Powder for the snowflakes – I love the soft textured look it gives them!
I wanted to create some ornaments that used my Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops. I started by stamping the ornament stamp with MFT Natural Ink for a no-line coloring look. I then colored them with one color of Copic markers each (no need to shade since they would be covered). I then used the Glitter Drops over the top of each and used a Silver Uniball for the holders. I love how these turned out and I ended up using them on two of the cards I’m sharing including this one.
I arranged three of these ornaments on top of the background with foam tape underneath them. I used silver cording to hang them. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on a black cardstock banner using the Honey Bee Sentiment Banners and Ranger White Embossing Powder.
I recently posted a blog post called “Making Backgrounds Ahead of Time” that you might want to check out. I made this background and some of the others I’m using on this post ahead of time. I love mass producing backgrounds so I have them ready to go when I am making cards. This one was made by rubbing Distress Oxide Inks (Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron) over the SSS Medium Dot Stencil (notice I didn’t ink it all the way to the edges).
I used three more of the glittered ornaments I showed you in the last card directions on this one. I stamped the word HO three times with SSS Intense Black Ink and glued those to the top of each ornament. I stamped the word Merry with the same ink and embossed the word Holidays with Wendy Vecchi Red Geranium Embossing Powder. I arranged the title over the ornaments popping up the word Merry. I made the hangers using the SSS Critter Sweaters stamp set and SSS Black Intense Ink (so clever, right?!?!?!) haha I added some red sequins from the SSS Christmas Magic Sequin mix.
This is my “random stamped” card I like to include each time, but I always try to do a different take on this technique. This time, I embossed only the ornament over and over on a piece of watercolor paper using SSS Antique Gold Embossing Powder. I then painted them with Daniel Smith Permanent Red watercolor and painted the background with Quinacridone Gold paint. I built up layers of gold paint so the background was very opaque. I colored in the hangers with a white Uniball Marker.
I stamped the word Holidays with SSS Intense Black ink and then I embossed over it with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I watched a Jennifer McGuire video once that said not to use black embossing powder, but rather to use clear over black ink and it would give you a better result. I have to admit, this black word looked PERFECT this way as the embossing powder added some nice shine and texture. I stamped the rest of the sentiment on a small banner using SSS Intense Black Ink. I added some Gold and White Confetti Sequins from the SSS Holiday Wreath Mix.
This is another card background that I had already made and is shown in my “making backgrounds ahead of time” blog post. I used Texture Paste over the SSS Medium Dot Stencil. Then I poured gold glitter over the texture paste while it was wet. Unfortunately, it didn’t stick or at least not much of it did. You can still see some little remnants of the glitter! I want to try this again with a wet glue over the stencil so the glitter will stay put!
I stamped these three ornaments with SSS Intense Black Ink and colored them in with Copic Markers. I used some of the added details from the stamp set on each and colored them in with a Gold Uniball Marker. I embossed the title using SSS Antique Gold Embossing Powder. I added some gold cord to the top of each ornament and some gold confetti sequins from the SSS Holiday Wreath sequin mix.
For the background of this card, I used a Ranger Blending Tool and rubbed on Distress Inks in Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry. I used them very lightly by rubbing them on scrap paper first so the color stayed soft and there weren’t edges of the applicator showing. I stamped the ornaments using SSS Hot Mama, Lavender, and Doll Pink inks so they were really bright. I used Wow Whisper Embossing Powder for the holder on each ornament as well as for the snowflakes. I used Ranger White Embossing Powder for the sentiment inside each ornament as well as for the little line on each.
I arranged the three ornaments over the inked background and then arranged the snowflakes around them. I stamped the beginning of the sentiment directly on the card with SSS Intense Black Ink and then embossed the main part of the sentiment with Wendy Vecchi Cactus Flower embossing powder (best color ever!). I finished the card with some sequins from the SSS Holiday Wreath sequin mix.
Thank you so much for visiting today and I hope I have inspired you to start making holiday cards. I promise it will get you in the Christmas spirit which hopefully will help us get our shopping started early this year! Merry pre-holiday-season to all! Suzy
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Oh Suzy, these are sweet cards! I love ornaments but so far I only have one ornament die, its time to get some more, OBVIOUSLY! I love how you used these in so many different ways. You have certainly inspired me and got me in the mood to make more Christmas cards. Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful cards and ideas.
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Great ideas and so festive!
the 3rd one is my fave
All these ornament bedecked cards are so fun and festive. Great colors and wonderful happy cards!
Very pretty cards! I’m kinda partial to the purple one since it is my favorite color. Love the textures on the first could of cards’ ornaments.
Love the glitter on the ornaments.
they are supposed to be shiny, and
these are beautiful.
thanks for sharing
Great cards. So many beautiful cards with one stamp set.
So many clever ideas with one stamp set!
What beautiful holiday cards!
I enjoyed to see so many ideas. It’s always great to get inspired to stretch your supplies and make the most of it.
Oh wow, these are fab!
The ornaments are wonderful! The blue and purple cards are my favorites!
Great ornament cards with beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.
Loving all these fun ornament ideas.
Lovely to see some not-so-traditional colours used. What a bunch of fun cards! Absolutely loved them all!
Fun cards and great ideas. I need a little help sometimes with inspiration. I already follow by email.
So many gorgeous holiday cards with one set. Brilliant!
Love it when you show five different ways to use one stamp set. I always love stamps sets but then wonder how else I’m going to use them.Thank you
I absolutely love this new Cathy Zielske Ornamental set, it is my favorite of all the Holiday/Winter sets this year. I was thrilled when I saw Suzy’s “One Stamp, Five Ways” feature was this set. I love all of these designs, the last one with the pink and purple is my favorite. I can’t wait to get started on a few of Suzy’s designs. Thanks for sharing Suzy and for the amazing inspiration. ([email protected])
so lovely!! loving all the colour combos!
I really enjoyed today’s blog. Seeing all the different ways to use the same stamp set is really inspiring.
This is such a fun feature! Love all the ways in which a single stamp can be used. Talk about stretching your supplies!
Lots of fabulous ideas, thanks for sharing them with us.
Suzy, these are fabulous. Because I’m so used to seeing you use the critters, it’s really fun to see how you take this set and make it your style. I always enjoy this series, but I think this one is particularly great. Thanks for sharing with us!
Beautiful Christmas cards, love all of them!
My goodness! I love those glittery ornament balls! Gorgeous cards!
Loving the puff powder. Great idea xx
These are just so pretty. These “5 ways” type posts are my favourite!
Oh my goodness, they are all too beautiful. You’ve out done yourself!
thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!!
Beautiful cards – I love seeing the varied ways to use the same theme. The Nuvo glitter is lovely, especially in that soft blue, and I really love the artsy look of the water colour ornaments.
Oh my – and I just saw I won one of the grab bags! Thank you!!!
These are amazing, the last two are my favourites!
Love these cards! The colors are gorgeous.
Adorable ideas for Xmas cards!!! Too cute!!!
Congrats to all the winners!!!
Wow! These are all so great! Ornaments are so beautiful. Excellent job!
I love these different ideas for one stamp set. Really inspiring; I especially love the last card you shared with the pinks and purples. Thanks for all the fun crafty ideas :)
Hi Suzy, LOVE all your cards, but perhaps 4 and 5 the best of all. Love the colours you’ve chosen as well. Now I’m inspired. Thanks for sharing.
Fun cards! I already have a nice stack of Christmas cards ready, since I enjoy creating them all year round, but I still need to make a few more.
Oh my, Suzy they are awesome. You showed realy how versatile this stamp set is with your gorgeous cards. Thank you so much.
What cute cards!
The ornaments look so neat! All of the cards that you created are so pretty!!
I love the pink and purples card!<3
Such clever ideas and I realky love the colors♡