Good Morning! With the vast growing popularity of digi stamps (you know I love them) I thought it would be fun to have a day on my blog that I actually use my rubber stamps. I find that since I am on a couple of design teams for digi-stamp companies, I use my rubber stamps less frequently. So as not to neglect them, I'm dedicating a day to them.
My sister Theresa was very sweet to me with last month's new release over at There She Goes stamps. She won the entire release but since Theresa has such a generous heart, she purchased the release and gave our other sister a stamp set and me the other two. It was high time I played with them. I had decided to play along with Just Us Girls challenge which was a great sketch and would allow me to use Art is the Window set. This is such a fabulous set! What do you think?
First of all, I created the brick wall by cutting 1/2" x 1" bricks and then sponging them with two colors of ink. I layered them onto gray card stock to create the mortar. Next I created the window scene. I also paper pieced the curtains so that I can emboss them so that they looked like sheer curtains with velvet polka dots. I also wanted to create a beautiful and ornate wrought iron & tile address plaque but instead of numbers, I put the sentiment. Now I changed the sketch up a bit by putting the scallops upside down to create a wrought iron fence and instead of the ribbon, I added a flower garden. I am pretty pleased with the overall look of my card.
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest and Milled Ivory, Gray and Blck (Recollections), Garden Green,
Stamps/Ink: Art is the Window (TSG), Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Copics: B000, BG01, BG05, BV02, G00, G02, G05, E33, E37, Y15, YG03
Tools: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Adornments die (QuicKutz), oval punches (SU), leaf
punch (The Punch Bunch), Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars)
Embellishments: flowers (Prima & Making Memories), Aqua Stickles
So the challenges I'm entering this card into are:
Just Us Girls (sketch)
Our Creative Corner (embossing)
Cute Card Thursday (whateva)
Dutch Dare Challenge (anything goes)
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Your visits mean so much to me. Happy Sunday!