Woo-hoo, it’s time for another blog hop with my Stamp Review Crew peeps! It was fun (and also stressful) to create items for our display board at convention last month, and then such a thrill to see the board so beautifully put together. This was one of two sets we chose to use.
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This was one of my Flower Patch cards from the board. (I also did a variation of one you’ve already seen.) I wanted to do something anti-flower, so different that people wouldn’t even recognize the set. I was hoping I could do something “farm” with it. First I stamped the … stalks? … across a wide piece of card stock, then tried many things with it. For a few weeks I cut the piece down, and down, and down — until I had hardly anything usable! Still, I like the play of the burlap and lace in this final result.
I’ve said before how crazy I am about the two-page spread in the Annual Catalog (pages 154-155) that highlights this set. I love the colors! So I stamped, die cut, and assembled a bouquet of these to use on an announcement board for the studio. This 10″ x 8″ board was around $2 at Walmart. It is indeed a chalkboard, but I wrote on it with a chalk paint pen that can be washed off with water. Would that I could use our own White Stampin’ Chalk Marker — well, I can write with it, but I haven’t figured out yet how to clean it off!
I had a few leftover pieces from the chalkboard project, so I put together this card, based on this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge #147.
I had an anniversary card already made for Peter’s parents later this month, but it got pressed into duty for an engagement party we attended, so this will do. These are the colors of their wedding five years ago, so I think it fits perfectly!
Thanks for spending a little time with me! Your next stop is Jill Stamps — say hello for me, won’t you?