Monday 8 March 2010

You'd better sit down...I stamped a card!!!

Have you recovered from the shock yet?!  I stamped a card, and I'm actually quite pleased with how it turned out for once!  If you have only just come across my blog you may not have known that I am only just starting to get back into my stamping, and when I do stamp it has tended to be still using my die cutters but adding little stamped sentiments.  I have been trying to get my head around the fact that stamping can actually look modern.  I guess it's me showing my age, where I started out stamping so young lol.  I thought I'd push the boat out this time and stamp a bit more for a change!!

Now, this card is like one of those optical illusions, is it straight or not?  lol.  Actually it is, but you do have to look twice just to make your mind up!  The sketch is from Card Patterns #54.  The plan was to use some string or something along the right hand side, but it didn't look right so I ended up leaving it off.  I have also used a bit of artistic licence too. The flower is now my little sentiment label and as you can see on the opposite side to where it's meant to be!

1. Cut Basic Grey 'wide tie' paper to fit front of white card, rounding all corners, adhere to card
2. Cut out two rectangles, one in blue cardstock, the other in Basic Grey 'skinny jeans' paper
3. Adhere to card at angles as shown
3. Stamp outline tree on white cardstock and a solid stamped tree on a separate piece of dimpled cardstock
4. Distress edges using Tim Holtz inkpad (using dimpled cardstock for this helps to achieve the mottled effect)
4. Cut around solid stamped tree and pop dot partly over the outlined tree
5. Stamp the sentiment on a piece of blue cardstock, cut off edges into banner shape and adhere to the card

Stamps: Kanban Clear Stamps - 'Spring Silhouette'
Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey 'Boxer' - 'Wide Tie' & 'Skinny Jeans'
Accessories:  Tim Holtz 'Broken China' distress ink

Have a lovely evening!  I'm off to watch a very dated 'Babylon 5' with Ian.  He got the series for Christmas and we are slowly watching about 100 episodes of it lol.  It's terrible sci-fi acting, but worth a giggle!!


  1. Ruby I love this so much the image is fabulous and I just love the colours you have used.

    Lorraine x

  2. This is so pretty - love it! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

  3. Super stamping :0) great colours too
    P.S. your order has shipped, yay!

  4. Fabulous card! I absolutely love the image!

    Not much of a stamper myself...but I'm trying!

    (-: Heidi


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