Post by Eddie-n-Harley on Oct 18, 2022 2:34:35 GMT
It's week three of my challenge to get you using all those pretty toys you just had to buy! The master Cardtober thread, along with info on how to find scoring details if you're playing for points can be found here.
For this challenge, simply make a card with a stamp set that has not yet seen ink. The stamps can be out of the original package, but the entire set should be unused. You can use one stamp from the set, or all-- whatever makes sense.
For the twist: use up some scraps OR the negative space from some die cuts.
For my cards last week I made stained glass looking backgrounds using a cover plate die and glitter paper. If you look carefully, you'll see that the glitter paper's outlined with my cream cardstock. I did that because I wanted to really offset the triangles rather than have them blend into each other.
Because the die cuts out the triangles AND the frame, that meant I had four glitter frames left over. They were too pretty to toss, and so I set them aside before finally coming up with an idea how to use them. It also helped me break in a Papertrey Ink set I really wanted and bought but hadn't yet used. I just mounted them over a similar color cardstock and added the sentiments.
Eddie-n-Harley thank you for the unused stamp challenge! Wow did your extra pieces and your stamp set go together, and the ink too. How very personal for the recipient. Lovely. I've been wanting to use this CTMH "Party Girl" stamp, and I needed a birthday card for a friend. The background mat, sentiment mat, dress and balloon are all from scraps.
Mine is a bit different. I definitely used some scraps, very old ones, and this stamp has a history. I had gotten the die free, but I didn’t have the stamp, so I was determined to get the stamp to go with the die, since it was a cute one, but it took awhile, since it was discontinued. They brought it back from the vault, I finally bought it, and…….it has been waiting to be used ever since. Thanks for the challenge.
scrapnnana SO CUTE! I can see why you pursued this stamp. I love your paper and how you carried your theme throughout - and your coloring, of course. Especially how the tones in the color match your paper.