Saturday, April 4, 2009
April Stamp of the Month
I finally got a chance to play last night and the first set I wanted to use was the new April Stamp of the Month - Floral Vines I love this set! It's so fun and versatile! For my card I stamped the image on glossy cardstock, embossed it with white embossing powder and then sponged two different Versamagic chalk inks over the embossed design. I wasn't sure what I would end up with but I knew I wanted to use colors that tied into the Rustic Chic pattern paper I had decided to use on the card as well. I absolutely love the result! I buffed the embossed design a bit to remove excess ink which scratched the ink here and there in the background which I totally loved! It gave it a fantastic distressed look that matches the paper perfectly! I love how the image turned out so much I really didn't feel it needed much embellishments so I added a couple of copper eyelets and stamped the word "faith" right on the image. I didn't want the sentiment to take away from the overal design. I also added a few lines of stitching in White stazon to cut the contrast of the background color and add texture. What do you think? It would be a great "guy" card as well.... Hope you have a terrific weekend!!