Well the challenge over at CCC this week is to use no patterned paper and as I am in a real stamping mode at the mo, this challenge was a breeze. Background made using my Studio 12 Stamp Slab and if you are not sure what this is, check it out HERE. I adore this craft item especially as it is more stable and flexible to use than the Gelli Plate. Should add at this point, that this is my opinion before I get chastised :)
and gems from stash,
I have used loads of different Studio 12 products and just love the collage feel you can create using them. The only bit I didn't make was the torn page from a book and the red ribbon. I even made my own card blank .... lol ! The stamp slab is a great item to use to layer your inks on to create an original background. I have used my distress inks on my slab interspersed with glimmer mists, laying the background first and then stamping on to this and finally, putting my card on top to pick up the design. I have then spritized the remaining ink to create further backgrounds for future projects.
Here is a card I made for my Auntie who heads back to the states this weekend and it was great to catch up with her at my Mum's surprise 70th party. We all had a few Guinness's and lots of chat but remind me never to arrange a surprise party again, especially if it's in a different country to the one you live in!
Well gotta dash and walk the dog as the rain and hail stones have now stopped, so better go before they start again.
Thanks for popping by,
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