Friday, September 12, 2008

In a world of faux

Happy Friday. I haven't been doing a lot of stamping for splitcoast challenges lately, but today I did a card and managed to fit two challenges into it, the ways to use it challenge (using a white gel pen) and the limited supplies challenge (using only ink, stamps and paper).

I really love this stamp set. I still haven't found another block for the other large stamp though. Maybe I should go scour the basement and garage and see if I can find a board that I can cut.

I inked up the stamp with markers and misted with water, then stamped on vanilla card stock. I layered this on black, then ballet blue and a eggplant card base. The corner pieces are dp from an old world stack by DCWV. I just cut squares and then cut them in half diagonally. The white stitches are made with the gel pen. For the ribbon across the bottom, I cut a very narrow strip of black card stock and faux stitched it with the white gel pen. The brads are also faux. I used the plastic grid from my mat pack for a guide and just filled in three holes with ink and added highlights with a white gel pen.

The sentiment is from a retired hostess set, warmest regards.

what's in it:
stamps: inspired by nature, warmest regards
ink: brilliant blue, ballet blue, elegant eggplant, always artichoke, basic black
paper: elegant eggplant, ballet blue, basic black, very vanilla, dp (Old World stack DCWV)
other: mat pack, white gel pen

I was finally able to put in a small order from the new catalog and it came while I was making dinner. I haven't opened it yet, so that's what I'm going to do now.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sincerity said...

Ooh! How lovely! You have a nice blog and what great art you make! Sometimes I'll make Christmas cards for family and friends but... you have a talent for this!

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Melody!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

These colors are spectacular! Another gorgeous card...

Heidi Schwartz said...

What does DD stand for? Delinquent Daughter? :D

Michelle said...

Hello - thankyou for your very kind birthday wishes! What a sweet RAK. We need more people like you in this world. Have a wonderful day yourself. Great to find your blog!
God bless