This card is my adaptation of FTL105 as featured on the Clean & Simple Stamping blog. This card was “all wrong” until I added the narrow strip of Garden Green paper to the right of the scalloped edge. It’s amazing how a skinny strip of color can make such a difference.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Garden Green, and New England Ivy Stamp sets; Garden Green and New England Ivy stamp pads; Hero Arts Three Ferns rubber stamp and Impression Obsession Count Your Blessings stamp set; Fiskars Apron Lace border punch.
This next card is my take on Unscripted Sketches #70. I used my favorite Saran Wrap technique to add some pattern to the solid Autumn Terracotta cardstock. What’s the Saran Wrap technique? It’s a wadded up piece of plastic wrap basically used as a stamp. The result is a kind of suede-like look. You knew it had to be simple coming from me, right? LOL. The background for my grass was created with round sponges and ink from Autumn Terracotta and Sunflower ink pad. I love the results that look like one of those sunsets take one’s breath away.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Autumn Terracotta, and Cocoa cardstock; Autumn Terracotta, Sunflower, and Cocoa ink pads; Hero Arts Silhouette Grass rubber stamp and Impression Obsession Count Your Blessings stamp set; Basic Craft Buttons; Autumn Terracotta Designer Ribbon Rounds (retired); Piercing tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide & Mat; 3M foam mounting tape.
A Slice of Life: It’s been a quiet, restful day. Nice.
How about you? Whatever you are doing today, I hope you are enjoying yourself. It’s hard to believe there are only a couple of days left in August, isn’t it? Marv will have his last week with Bjorn and Mathias before they go back to school next week. I know he isn’t nearly as excited about it as they are. In fact, I can imagine he’ll be a little lost until he becomes accustomed to not seeing them so much.
I’m off to read for a spell and then perhaps, stamp some more. Enjoy the evening, and as always, thank you for stopping by!