Thursday, 16 July 2009

Saturday Challenge #40 - the orphan stamp

Jane has supplied this pretty sketch for this week's Secret Crafter Challenge. I still have two more cards to make for the Orphan Swap at Stamp Attic's Club and I decided to use the sketch for this. For the orphan swap, we each brought in a "wonder why" stamp - as in "Why did I Buy this?", "Why don't I use this?". We took home someone else's stamp, in a bag, without knowing what came from who, and need to make 3 cards to return with the stamp, to give its owner some inspiration.

I've stamped onto navy card with clear embossing ink and powder, then painted it with resist colour paints. The flower centres have Perfect Pearls in them. I stamped a spare image and added flowers and leaves to the card on 3d pads, for interest. I cut the navy card into a circle with Nestabilities, added a larger gold card circle and then a navy scalloped circle, hopefully giving it the look of a gold ring. The papers are Artylicious, from my Graphicus Guild membership. The sentiment stamp is also Graphicus Guild, an Elusives Images stamp and I've had the sheer ribbon for ever - well pre cardmaking anyway :). Two cards made, one to go...


  1. Anne, This is lovely. I'm sure your creations will give the owner of the stamp MUCH inspiration!!! What a clever idea! I believe I'll use that with my group of ladies who stamp too. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  2. gorgeous

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  3. real pretty card Anne..... taking home someone else's stamps is a great idea.... do you REALLY have to give them yours... even the ones you haven't used since you bought????????????? LOL We're all impulse buyers and hoarders!

  4. Fabulous card! I love the gorgeous paper and the ribbon. The flowery image is lovely. I still don't have any "why did I buy this stamp" stamps.:)
    Have a great day


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