Monday, 20 July 2009

The Last of the Orphans and an ATC

Here's the third and last of the cards I've made with an orphan stamp for the Stamp Attic swap. I should get my stamp back with three cards, can't wait to see what has been made with it :).

For this card I've trimmed the image down to just over 1" of detail, stamped with Dusty Concord Distress Ink; I've drawn some of the colour into the violets.

The card is a pearlescent yellow DL, I've trimmed off the RH edge and used my new Martha Stewart punch on it, mounting Graphicus Guild paper under the shaped edge. I've cut a strip of the same paper and shaped it on each side with the punch. The images are mounted onto gold card and stuck over the paper strip, with an Elusive Images sentiment at the bottom.

I think this is my favourite of the three cards, I won't be sorry to give the stamp back to its owner :). It's a good swap idea though, it's made me think :)

Here's my ATC for the Stamp Attic July swap, which is holidays:

I won the Beachabella in a Challenge from my awesome Blogging Sister Janet. She's coloured with Copics and paper pieced onto Bazzill card and pearlescent yellow. Her sunglasses are highlighted with black Stickles, they really show up well in the flesh. I've stamped a sun and some seashells on there to make her feel at home :)


  1. I really like what you've done with the stamp on this card Anne. The stamp isn't one I would have particularly have bought, but you have made a lovely card. The mix of colours is great, Judith x

  2. Your card is beautiful Anne. I like the way you've pulled the ink in to colour the image and making the elements diamonds and not squares is really striking.
    Your beachbabe is very sassy. I really like her.


  3. I love the orphan stamp idea. Very clever. I have not used my lovely images from you yet. I actually pulled them out last night to play and then we had teenage drama and there went my night of play. This is incredibly cute. I would never imagine that Bellas are your style really but this is awesome!


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