Tuesday, August 12, 2008
do ya wanna see some new stuff?
I have come up with every excuse know to man to not stamp since I got back from convention. No idea what my problem is, overwhelmed I guess. Updated my customer list, tweaked both my blog and my website, did a mailing, called a bunch of my customers, shopped for back to school supplies, everything but stamp. Heck I even cleaned the cat boxes today before I stamped and I had promised myself that I would except no more excuses, I would get back to it today! My sore throat from nasty allergies and my daughter's upset tummy seemed like good excuses to but no I had to do it. Thankfully todays color challenge on SplitCoastStampers was exactly the inspiration I needed. With todays colors I could finally make the card I had envisioned when I first saw this stamp set at convention. I may even make another one later today since when I stamped this I also did a similar panel of second generation stamping (stamped a second time without re-inking) identical to this one. It is very soft and pretty, not bold like this one. Maybe I will find time to play with it so I can show it to you later. This stamp set is brand new in the Fall/Winter catalog. I received this set at convention but you can order it now too.
What I used:
Inspired by Nature stamp set
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White card stock
Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal, Close to Cocoa classic ink pads
Chocolate Chip and Old Olive markers
wide Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon
designer label punch, 1 3/8" circle punch
What I did:
This look would have been a lot easier if I owned all of the SU! makers but since I only own them in my favorite colors I had to improvise a little bit. I first inked up the petal portion of the coneflowers with the elegant eggplant stamp pad and wiped the ink off of where I didn't want it with a baby wipe and a q-tip. I then inked the center of the coneflower with a chocolate chip marker and the stems with an old olive marker. Because the color challenge called for taken with teal and because I thought it would make the stems interesting I brushed them with the taken with teal stamp pad. Huffed on the stamp then stamped. The grass stamp was inked old olive ink pad then also brushed with the taken with teal stamp pad. I stamped the grass several times without re-inking.