Monday, August 5, 2013

Hi Stampers
Well, it seems that the countdown to "Back to School" has begun! Only two more weeks of summer vacation for staff.  The kids get three more weeks of fun!  but hey!  when I have my stamps ready, any day is fun!
My project share today was inspired by Jeanne Harris.  It is fairly simple to do but uses a special technique.

First, I inked up a square stamp made from scrap rubber - the edges were cut using the old deckle scissors.  Have you been a stamper long enough to remember when special scissors were one of the only tools we had? We've come a long way, baby!  Those days are over!!
I used our new "In Colors" inks - the color on the top left is Pistachio Pudding and the bottom right color is Cantaloupe Crisp.  After stamping the block on the Natruals White cardstock, we used daubers to spread the ink around within the space borders.  The greeting (from Simply Sketched) was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar In Color Ink.  Then the splatter effect was made using Baked Brown Sugar Ink and the stamp from Gorgeous Grunge set.  We used Black Stazon Ink to stamp the tulip from the Backyard Basics set onto whisper white cardstock and cut it out using the Backyard Basics Framelits set and the Big Shot.  It is popped up on dimensionals.  The tulip had been colored using markers.  The base of the card is Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock.  This is one of those cards that could easily have a variety of greetings - birthday, thank you, get well, etc.

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