I'm thrilled with the cards that I got back from the Stamp Attic Swap with my orphan stamp. I found that Judy, a very creative member of the group, had my stamp for the month. She really like it and took several images to use for herself, which I'm glad about. She obviously warmed to it more than I did the bunch of violets stamp I had :).
My orphan is a Stampington stamp called Anita. I bought it on holiday in Florida last year and loved it but had, shamefully, never inked it up. Judy's given me some great inspiration for using it, thanks Judy!
First one is matched with a lovely sepia backing paper and given a vintage feel, eyelets and ribbon are added to the card.
The second is a feminine pink card, the image is trimmed to a tag shape and mounted onto pearlescent card with gold brads and organza ribbon:
Just look at this b&w stunner: a Cuttlebug sentiment, deckle card and some torn black paper, looks like mulberry paper. I love them all but this is just so elegant and beautiful. Now I'd better play with the stamp :)