So, last night I didn't have to take Emily from point A to point B to point C, to point A. . . well, you get the idea. So I carved out a bit of time in my favorite room of the house--my craft room. (Which really needs a cleaning.)
We still have a few nifty stamps from past collections in our midst, so I thought I'd take some time to re-visit those and have some more fun!
This here is from "Wheel and Sprocket". Just sittin' here watchin' the wheels go round 'n round. . .
Stamped four times onto white stock with Lagoon, Leaf, Fuchsia and Sapphire inks. Matted with Expressions Blue and Blossom Green. Love the combo! Good card for a guy. Cuz guy have birthdays, too.
Then I grabbed my Retro Rhumba border stamp. It's gotta be one of my faves. You can use it as a "feature" image or as a background.
For this one, I just stamped it horizontally and vertically in black ink onto that pretty Blossom Purple. Good for a guy or girl birthday, don't you think?
Using the same stamp, only differently:
I did this one in three steps:
1. Stamp the image onto a white panel with Sandstone ink. (A very light shade of any ink will do. . . just so you can barely see the image.)
2. Color over the stamped lines with oil pastels. Use a paper towel, rag or facial tissue to blend in the oil pastels.
3. Stamp over the top of the pastels with the same image and black ink. I just used the left corner and bottom edge of the white panel to re-align my stamp perfectly.
Next, I went to Interior Designs. . .
The unmounted sheet has this really pretty flower image. I trimmed out the flower and then used my craft knife to add some detailing. Maybe I can get Kay to take a photo this one because the scan just doesn't do it justice. (The "Happy Birthday" is from the Club Stamp Destinations Unmounted sheet.)
And this wood mounted stamp makes a nifty multi-colored background. A quote can then be added to the foreground in black ink.
I think this is one of my other favorites. I stamped the swatch/pin image onto white with Topaz, Sapphire, Ruby and Earth inks. I trimmed them out with a detail scissors and then crumpled them. Yep. . . just wrinkled and bent the heck out of 'em! Then, just attached to the panel with foam adhesive.
It's a pin-up! Love how that Gratitude Parchment paper (duplex) worked with the torn edge. A savvy postal worker might try to charge you extra postage for this one. . . but you've got him fooled. It's totally one dimensional.
Grab some of these nifty stamps while you can! They won't be around for much longer!