Today’s Stamping 411 is a fun sketch…I bet you see all kinds of interpretations of it, though. Now remember, I’m working without measurements when I see the sketch, so I decided to make it into a regular sized card.
Doing yesterday’s Bloggers Challenge with Designer Paper, I realized how much I have come to depend on using it! I remember when I first started stamping, Designer Paper wasn’t popular to use on cards…just in scrapbooking. Times have changed! It is an easy way to tie colors together. But, I went back to the basics when making this card and didn’t use Designer Paper. It also fulfills the LateNightStampers design team challenge to dust off those chalks!
Poppin’ Pastels was one of the first techniques I learned. It still gives me a WOW. First stamp the images with Versamark on your cardstock, then rub your chalk over the Versmark. The images will POP off the page!
I used Real Red, More Mustard, Really Rust and Garden Green colored Stampin’ Pastels with the Falling Leaves Stamp set on Very Vanilla in my background. Plus, I got out my speckle stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds to add some added interest and texture with Close to Cocoa ink. The edges were sponged with Close to Cocoa ink, too. I used my Circle Scissors Tool to make the two different sized circles. I stamped the Leaf image inside the Very Vanilla circle with Really Rust, then the word Gratitude with Close to Cocoa , I used a Q-tip to highlight the word Gratitude with Garden Green chalk. Then I added two Always Artichoke mini brads on each side. I also used my Piercing tool and Mat across the top and bottom for some extra interest. The base card is Really Rust with a layer of More Mustard on top. The Chocolate Chip 5/8 Grosgrain ribbon hides the seam at the top, too.
I hope you check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators did this week! Also, play along and show us what YOU did by adding your photo to Mr. Linky.
Sets: Falling Leaves, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks: Versamark, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Really Rust, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Piercing Tool and Mat, Stampin’ Pastel Chalks, Circle Scissors Tool, Always Artichoke Mini Brads, 5/8 Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon