Thursday, March 21, 2013
Actually, this is a stamp that I have had for well over a year I believe. And have never inked it up till now. There is something kinda gross and obscene about that I believe. I mean, really, should I REALLY have a stamp that I haven't had time to ink up for over a year. And I am sure that there are many more like me out there. You see a stamp that YOU GOT TO HAVE and then you get it and somehow it doesn't find it's "time in the ink" on your desk. Why don't we crafter's just use what we have and only buy when we are totally sure that we are going to use the new item immeadiately! We don't do this I believe because we truly have an illness......a totally stamping/scrapping/crafting addiction! Well, at least I know I do and will so own up to it! So, yeah, I have had this stamp for-ev-er and just this week pulled it out to play with. And found that I actually really like it.....thought that it might be too difficult to color and put into a card but I am really pleased with how this card turned out. It is different colors for me and I seem to be trying different color combos with my last few cards. I am liking the freshness that a different arrangement of colors and layout brings to my mind and think that I will have to make the deliberate choice to try something different more often! This stamp is LaBlanche and the card is not stamped inside with a sentiment yet as I am not sure who I will be sending it to at this time. Here is my card...
The stamp is LaBlanche and the dies are Spellbinders. The embossing folder is also Spellbinder's....their basketweave one and this is a folder that I can see myself using over and over. I have tried it on several different colors of card stock including white and I always love how it looks. I think it is a nice bit of texture to a card base with out being too distracting. I also am experimenting more with cutting out frames with dies to "reverse mat" images. I find this works well for some images that just seem to "end".....it gives them more of a border than when I traditionally mat them. Anyways, it is a brisk 11 degrees here in Wisconsin on the second day of Spring....my son has ceased to wear a winter coat in protest of the temps I believe. He just wears a sweatshirt. Oh to be 17 again. I am wearing my parka. Ta-ta for now and thank you for stopping by!