Thursday, July 16, 2009

sketch challenge

Hi, this card was made using a sketch challenge from the Sweet Stop. Here is the link:
I decided to use this stamp, after I came in from my flower garden. I used chalks to color and then sealed it with hair spray. The is more vivid in person. Both of these stamps are AJ's Country Stampin's . If you don't see them on Amy's website, please write to Amy and let her know what stamp or stamps you are interested in. You may want to put the word 'stamp' in the subject line to make sure it gets Amy's attention : )

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rural mailbox

I hope you all had a pleasant and safe Independence Day. I haven't done much stamping in the past several days, but I want to share a card, I just finished putting together. The stamp is of course is from AJ's Country Stampin. After coloring it, I use a scallop punch on the right side and layered it on silver paper that was also scalloped. I then layered it on color core paper, after I had run it through my Sizzix, with a CuttleBug embossing folder. After the paper is embossed, I took some fine grit sandpaper, to get the look of the leaves, to stand out a bit more. I layered it on gray paper and then on a shimmery yellow/orange cardstock.

I hope this will give you a lift to create something today.