Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Key to My Heart Argyle

If  you haven't seen the big reveal of the stamp set you can find Key to My Heart here.  Or scroll down to see the post from last night!
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Guys I love, love, LOVE argyle. I wanted to show you a few tricks with the argyle pattern stamp.

First stamp the solid diamond pattern. It's much easier if you use an acrylic block with lines. Just line up the points and stamp.




Next, use the outline diamonds and stamp over the pattern. Again, I find it much easier to use an acrylic block with lines. You want to make sure your stamp is perfectly straight. Also, I like to stamp the line image so that it crosses in the non-stamped diamond the pattern creates (in the above that would be the white).
The other day you say another card I made with these stamps, and to add to the argyle I used the small little heart from this set (see it here). But don't limit yourself, you can add all kind of small stamps to add to the argyle pattern. Below I use a small polka dot to add to the design.
I also wanted to show you another cool pattern you can make with the line stamps.
 
Just fit it into each other over and over. And check out this card I made with the same pattern.

Don't you love that? I think it's just a fun design.

Now I have to show you Heather Jensen's card. Heather was the winner of a Key to My Heart back when I announced my stamp set back in January! And check out her argyle! Isn't it so cute?

Thank you to all of you who have already purchased Key to My Heart! If you are interested in purchasing the first set you can find it over at the shop.

Lastly, I've got a flickr group set up for Practicing Creativity Designs. I would love, love, love to see the card you make with the set! You can find the group here.

17 comments:

Karen said...

Ooooo...Yes! Courtney, I DO love that argyle!!! Very cute & preppy! :> And cool on the flickr group! :>

Kay said...

Oh my goodness girlie! Look at ALL of the GOODNESS I missed over the holidays! I'm SOOOOOO excited for you. LOVE this wonderful argyle stamp! I also saw the keys and hearts and they are beautiful.Congratulations my dear! I'm so happy to see this dream come true for you! YEA!!! ♥♥ Kay

Laural-Lee said...

thanks for the tutorial...it's like you read my mind. I can't wait to play with it as soon as it comes in.

Christina Smith said...

Your stamp set looks like so much fun! I'm so proud of you!

Tracey said...

LOVE your argyle you have created!!! I can see sooo many colour possibilites with it!!!

Virginia L. said...

This looks FABULOUS! Wishing you all the success with your new Key to My Heart stamps! They are AWESOME!

Jessica said...

Hi Courtney!!! What awesome news!!! Congrats on your new adventure. You are so creative. All the best to you, friend!!! Your creations have all bee stunner. I'm so proud of you.

Cindy Lee said...

WOW! This is great Courtney!!

Kathy said...

Love your stamps set!!! I have alway loved keys and Tiffany now has a line of keys too .These are so fantastic I might have to give in. Congrats on living your dream! Fondly,Kathy

Annmaree said...

I LOVE argyle too!!!

I actually have some argyle patterned papers that I keep but never use cos they are too good to use lol... I also have a pair of argyle pyjamas.

~amy~ said...

Fun stuff!! I'm a big fan of argyle too:)

Silke Ledlow said...

Courtney - your card is beautiful!!! Love how you used this Set!!! Hugs ~S~

Kelley Eubanks said...

All of your samples look great Courtney! I hope you sell a million sets! :)

Ann said...

Ooooh, this argyle pattern is fab! And I love the color combo as well!

Brandi said...

Girl what a cute blog you have!!! I am hooked! Great argyle card!
Brandi

Melissa said...

Congrats on your first beautiful set Courntey! All the samples are wonderful! I'm so happy for you!

yyam said...

These look fabulous Courtney...love the argyle! Good start on your creative venture! :)