One of our grandsons will celebrate his [gulp] 22nd birthday next week. “He’s a young man,” said Grandpa, in disbelief.
He’s not really a lumberjack as you might picture one. No beard, not really an outdoors kind of guy, no particular affinity for ax or hatchet (that I know of). But as I was working on yesterday’s Stamp Review Crew blog hop, I just had to use this experiment on his birthday card:
It’s one more example of why I’m so crazy over the Buffalo Check background stamp. It may not look like it here, but this is Early Espresso ink on Cajun Craze card stock. I just love it.
This is a variation of a September camp card, which I think is subdued enough to serve as a sympathy card:
I think this background was stamped before I re-inked the pad, but several stampers were concerned about the imperfect coverage with this stamp. I have used a hard rubber brayer to ink up Buffalo Check (and other background stamps) to ensure thorough inking, but the charm of this stamp is that it has the look of flannel. Don’t you agree? So the inconsistent coverage is totally OK, as far as I’m concerned.
Or as one of my stampers says, “It’s all good!”
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