Sunday, September 5, 2010

Stamps Only Sunday

Good Morning!  I hope you're having a fabulous weekend.  Mine has been rather quiet and you'd think I'd use that time wisely and get lots of crafting done... I have had card-making block all weekend!!  Thank goodness for thing such as my monthly card traders group that provides some inspiration.

This challenge was to use a herringbone technique.  It was pretty easy to do.  If you'd like to give it a try, here's a really good tutorial to follow.

Now I created a larger background than what was done in the tutorial.  I also didn't use carpet tape, I wouldn't even know where to find such adhesive.  I used a larger piece of card stock and my tape runner.  I would've used my Xyron, but I don't have an adhesive cartridge, so my tape runner did just fine.  I also made my own matching envelope.  My other inspiration for card came from Sketch and Stash which has a really great sketch.  The paper that you see that I used for the card and the envelope... talk about stash, it's been in my stuff for about 5 years!  The challenge for this week at {All That Scraps} Wednesday Challenge is to use lace, so I used the pretty lace flowers.

I really like this herringbone technique.  It reminds me of a quilt.

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Black (Recollections)
Paper:  Girlfriends, Black and White polka dots (Michaels), rose paper (who knows!  LOL)
Stamps/Ink:  Spring Pixies and Spring Sugarplums sets (CC Designs), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics:  B000, C8, E00, E02, E34, E37, E57, RV000, RV02, RV10, V91, V93, V95, YR16, YR20, YR61
Tools:  1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches

I hope you enjoy my card, I had a lot of fun making it.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

2 Encouraging Thoughts:

Shelby Goolsby said...

Wow, I love this card!! It looks so complicated and you executed it beautifully.

Sheri Gilson said...

Super cute, Mel!! What a fun technique!! Love the yummy color combo!!

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