I challenged Pam from A Stamper’s Getaway to make a great card project with her “Wanted” stamp set from Convention. This is a set that, although I love, I have a hard time using.
So, when I set out to do this project this morning, I decided I would not reach for the “normal” stamps I would from this set – those being the large circular shape and the horse. I decided to focus on the small stamps.
I pulled out my River Rock and wanted to go with a soft palette so I added some Mellow Moss and Soft Sky. All the pieces used on this card were scraps so I had to figure out a layout with what I had. Kinda made it hard on myself but that is the purpose of a challenge, right?
I stamped the little stamps in Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, River Rock and added a little Pale Plum. I punched out a few small circles with my 1/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches and added them with dimensionals. I backed it off centre to the Soft Sky.
On the moss piece, I stamped the paisley stamp in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder for a tone-on-tone look. The edge was already torn from another project so I just sponged a little ink and that was that.
Lastly, I added some paper piercing along the bottom of the stamped strip. I punched from the inside of the card out so the piercing is “backwards”. I then added my most favourite stamp from All Holidays – the thank you – over the strip in Mellow Moss.
I LOVE the overall feel of the card, the colours, the texture. I’m proud of myself and ready for another challenge! Bring it on, Pam!