There's an interesting new challenge over at Our Creative Corner. It is called "What Not to Stamp." Why not check it out?! The challenge is to select a card you made early on that you really don't care too much for but that includes something about it that is endearing and then make a new card that includes what you like but in your current style. Wow! It took me a while to sort through some old cards, and the one I selected below was created before I began my blog. It's funny, I don't normally care for cute stamps (that' putting it mildly) but when I saw this stamp by Hero Arts, years ago, something about it struck me. When I created my card with it, I followed the color suggestion on the face of the stamp using Copic markers. What don't I like? I don't like the heaviness of the colors and the poor blending, nor do I like the plain background. The rickrack seams to narrow, too. I never sent this card, so I guess I knew all along it was a dud!
Since I do like the stamp, I decided to try using it again. Six years later, it really is a different world isn't it? Distress Ink, Distress Markers, Specialty Paper, vintage seam binding, ChitChat Stickers, how did we ever live without all these wonderful products? With a more vintage feel, softer colors, and grounded embellishments, I think this is a card I would feel good about sending out.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Best wishes, Yvonne