Sunday, August 25, 2013


I am always trying to think of how I can use my stamps in ways that are beyond the obvious. I love the texture of the background pattern stamp in the Holiday Catalog set "Truly Grateful" and thought of doing something in black and white with it. Creating the card below for the Holiday Catalog swap took me out of my usual comfort zone both in my color palette and in the design. It was also my first design using the chalkboard technique that is so popular now.

Truly Grateful set in the Holiday Catalog 131730 (Wood Mount) $27.95
or 131733 (Clear Mount) $18.85
(Complete set is shown below)
1" Stitched Edge Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon
(Holiday Catalog, pg. 22) 132135 $8.95
Yippee Skippee stamp set (Annual Catalog) 131341 (Wood Mount) $18.95
or 131344 (Clear Mount) $14.95
Other materials: Versamark Ink, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,
White Craft Ink, Basic Black, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler Cardstocks,
Distressing Tool

(To see the swaps I received, visit my Holiday Catalog Inspirations page)

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