Friday, May 30, 2014
This past weekend when my friends and I got together to play with paper we did some stamp swapping. Here are two cards I made with some of the images I borrowed : )
Both cards use images by Unity Stamp - a company I had not heard of before. For my first card I used "Shop. Lunch. Chat Gal" along with some DSP by Stampin Up. I selected these patterned papers to coordinate with this new ribbon I just got. Isn't it sweet!? It is actually elastic : ) I can't tell you the name of it because I got it from a local liquidator type store. It was on a bolt but there were no markings to indicate the maker. That store is wonderful but you know when you find something great - buy what you want because when it is gone it is gone forever : )
For my second card I duplicated a technique my friend, Theresa, was working on at our play day. You simply cut your card base and another white cs piece and lay it directly on top of your card base. Then stamp your images on top of both pieces of paper. Lift off the top piece and layer a contrasting piece of cs under it and walla! Easy Peasy!! no eyeballing it up and hoping your images line up it works perfect : ) Maybe this is an old technique but I'd never tried it before.
I used another image from Unity Stamp called "Let's Ketchup". I layered it on top of my background created using "Wonderful Friend" from Close To My Heart.
Our friends at Shopping Our Stash challenge blog have challenged us to create a background for a card using stamps! : ) My card works out nicely for this challenge so I will be entering it this week. Why not join the fun at Shopping Our Stash and create a background using stamps for your next project?
These two cards bring my total to 54 cards completed with just 47 days left to go! I'm talking about a personal challenge I posed for myself to create 100 cards in 100 days. I am offering BLOG CANDY! as you cheer me on simply by leaving a comment on today's post. See all the details HERE.
Have a wonderful weekend!!