Initially, last night’s stamping session didn’t go so well. To make a long story short, I dropped a black ink pad just as I was adding the finishing touches to a rather “fussy” card. The edge of the pad caught my very pretty pastel focal point image, leaving an less-than-attractive black streak that could not be repaired, cut off, or wished away. That’s what I get for trying to make an impression with a fancier than usual card. LOL.
After feeling sorry for myself for a few minutes, I cleaned up my desk and started over, reverting to my simple style with different stamps and papers. As I did when making this card the other day, I used an acrylic block as a shadow stamp. Everything else is pretty much self-explanatory. You might not be able to see that I used an edge distressing tool on the right hand side of the “notebook” paper. I think I might have liked a torn edge even more.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Black cardstock; Studio 45 Communiqué Collection patterned paper; Memento black and Tim Holtz/Ranger Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distressing Ink stamp pads; Hero Arts Just Saying Hi and Close To My Heart Noted Background (retired) stamp sets; Antiqued Copper mini brads; Stampin’ Up Spiral and Ticket punches; Edge Distressor; Foam Texture Tools.
A Slice of Life: Whoa. I hope the night passes as quickly as the day did. I am on my way out the door in a few minutes to go earn part of that paycheck that keeps showing up every other Thursday.
I hope you are having a wonderful week. Talk to you soon!