Friday, April 2, 2010

For the Love of Dots - Day 3

Thanks for checking in today! I'll be showing you one of my favorite stamps from the set. It all started with those BIG dots, but this is the stamp that I've had the most fun working with. It honestly ended up being more fun than I ever anticipated when designing it. This background is made from a bunch of interlocking circles. The coolest part is once you've built the background you can select different patterns to highlight. Here's how you build the background (and you can make it as wide as you want as well):


Remember my card from yesterday? See it here. I had just stamp the image without any coloring and it is just as beautiful, but I wanted to show you what great potential this stamp has. Here are three cards with the same design, but I've used my markers to highlight different patterns within!

And honestly that's just the beginning of the options!

On this first one I colored in the flower/circle diamond image:
For this one I colored in the different circles to highlight them, and at the bottom I broke out my black marker and colored in another pattern at the bottom:

For this last one, I went all out coloring in the diamonds with black and using two different shades of pink to color in the pieces around them.

Isn't that fun? And I wish I had more Copic markers, but for those of you that do this is a great way to use them! Tomorrow I'll have a video for you showing you even more details about this set. You don't want to miss it.


I'll be drawing one person to win the new set from all the comments through April 5th at 10 pm central.Thanks again for checking in!

51 comments:

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Very fun background stamp and love how you showed all the various ways to color it in! Great job!

Merry said...

That is so amazing thanks for sharing. I would never have looked at a stamp like that but it is so versatile.

wendyp said...

SWEET indeed! Love how versatile you sets always are!!! Love all the different styles of backgrounds you created with just one stamp!!!

StampinCathy said...

The cards are just awesome and so inspiring. I just love all the different ways you can use just this one stamp in the set. The set is going to be a MUST HAVE! Thanks for this super inspiring MOJO! You are so creative.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Another set of beautiful cards love them all!!!

Karin said...

You should so be lovin' yourself for this idea for a stamp! I love the grafic funkiness...The whole coloring thing is way cool! Have a Happy Easter :)

Laurel said...

Holy guacamole! How cool is this! While I don't have copics, I do have some tombow markers... Can't wait to give coloring a try! This set is just awesome! GIMME, GIMME, GIMME!

Brandi said...

Courtney,
How fun! Oh the possibilities! I really love the pink and black one!
Brandi

~amy~ said...

holey moley sista...excellent!!!

Julie E said...

So versatile! Great ideas!!!

Gina said...

WOW, I just love dots!!

Karen B. said...

I think you've answered my prayers-this set so far completes one of my most desired wishes for stamps. Love the versatility you've shown here and can't wait to see more.

Laurel said...

Wow, love this, love that third card!

Michelle said...

That's a really cool look - - and your cards are so fun and colorful - they'd make a great gift set!

Dawn said...

Oh wow, you just gave me a "Duh! Why didn't I think of that?" moment! Fabulous!

Agata said...

Incredible cards! Love those ideas!

my5bratz said...

these all look fab, think the first one's my fave :0)

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Really love this background stamp! Also love what you did with the cards! Super cute !

Anthonette said...

Very clever, Courtney! What a very versatile set.

Cheryl said...

What a fun stamp! I love the different ways you can use it.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Fabulous cards! I love all of the possibilities!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Crafty Creations said...

Wow - what fantastic backgrounds you created!!! Awesome!
Thanks for visiting my blog!!
Maria

AnitaRex said...

I love how it's all the same but you colored it differently with such different results!

Jen said...

oh my. how cute!! love the stamp and love the cards too!!

Laural-Lee said...

Oh I so would love to win this set!!! I still have to pick up You're Dandy but don't have the extra $$ to buy both right now. My wishlist is getting bigger!

craft_princess said...

Oh that is neat!

craft_princess said...

Oh that is neat!

craft_princess said...

Oh that is neat!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh, I love the way you've colored in all the different spaces! These have endless possibilities!

(-: Heidi

Nancy L. said...

really fun! love the cards you made :)

Karen said...

Yes, that IS fun! Love the pink and black!! And while I missed out on the teal twill (it was all gone by the time I ordered!), I still think the color is gorgeous!! :>

Kelley Eubanks said...

These look great Courtney! Love all the patterns that you can color in!

Brenda Weaver said...

how fun, Courtney! I love dots and this looks like a great set. you've done it again!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Very cool and different!

Kay said...

These cards bright, bold and fabulous! Wonderful coloring and great work, Courtney! I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve! ;o) ♥♥ Kay

jen said...

oh my gosh! totally fun! ;)

Heather P. said...

Wow girlie, how fabulous!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Great idea--gotta try that! Thanks so much for sharing so many beautiful cards:)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are so awesome!

Linda aka Oz said...

HOLY COW! this is a great stamp set. Huge congrats Court!! I just watched the video on youtube and I am sold sold SOLD! the Oz

Winter said...

Oh the possibilities! Love it! :)

Shazia Wall said...

These are great Court!
I love the geometric patterns. Very cool for teen cards!

de said...

SO amazing! I say that alot don't I?! LOL. Well, it's true!

Summer Braxton said...

first reaction... oooo, cool.

Laura.K said...

Wow. I love that stamp. Is just gorgeous and so versatile. I love it.

Amanda Profumo said...

Yay! I just found you through Heidi VL's blog... love your creations and your new dot stamps- so cute! I LOVE the balloon set you have in your store! Adorable!!

Tina said...

This is one stecial stamp! You are really such a great designer.

Cindy Lee said...

This is so COOL!! The possibilities are endless with this set! You've done it again, Courtney!

Eva said...

Ohhh...these samples are gorgeous, what fun stamp set!!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a fabulous set! Love all the different effects!

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE THIS!!! The versatility is incredible!!! And since I LOVE to color (I find it to be so relaxing), this is perfect for me!!