Thursday, 22 December 2011
New Stamps and New Beginnings!
We received our latest stamps from Creative Expressions last Friday and they are gorgeous! I've not had any Studio 490 "Wendy Vecchi" stamps before, but this Sentimental art set is fabulous. The main stamp is a lacy design and is perfect for square cards and the quotes are all very usable!
For my first DT piece I have made an easel card for one of my College friends. Her birthday is right at the end of December and I thought that as it is on the cusp of the New Year it might be nice to make her card into a little present too, namely a desk calendar. I chose the quote..."A perfect day is waking up with a purpose and retiring with a dream for tomorrow" as I thought it fitted the calendar theme perfectly. For stamping and distressing, I used Frayed Burlap Distress ink and Pumice Stone Distress Stain was used to dye the seam binding.
The flowers were made using Spellbinders rose creations (and some wrapping from some flowers that I'd kept), Spellbinders Foliage dies (grey mulberry paper) and the quote was mounted on card cut using the Spellbinders small labels die.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
"Corrosive Challenges - Anything but a Christmas card"
"One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes"
"Sparkles Forum - Anything but Christmas Card"
"The Crafty Pad - Anything but Christmas"
"Die Cut Dreams - Make a Date"
"Stamp and Create - Vintage"
"Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes"