Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Challenge #73 Stamping on Patterned Paper

Challenge 73 with Ashley had us stamping on patterned paper. Lots of choices to be made for sure.
Her suggestion was to pick a paper or choose a pattern that wouldn't conflict with our stamp choice.
I stamped a papertrey wood print of melon berry ink on melon berry paper and then stamped fresh snow leaves from PTI's turning a new leaf in the top and bottom corners. My sentiment is from Lighten Up, also from PTI. Die cuts are Mat stack 5, and Lighten Up, really fun to work with by the way. The lamps are raised with foam. Hard to see in the picture. Seam binding and brad finish off the card.
It turned out OK, but several changes I would make include doubling up on the mat stack, and possibly doing the leaves in kraft ink or linen. Maybe twine instead of seam binding?
I am definitely a student of this craft, so please, any suggestions are welcome!
Speaking of suggestions, is there a really good camera out there I should be using? So many elements to think about.
I love the different ideas each of us develop. And I so enjoy each comment and encouragement.
To each one that reads this blog, a happy and safe blessed 4th of July!


  1. Awwwww, cute lamps! Your leaves on the wood patterned background look great too!

  2. Great background-love the leaves over the boards. Lamps are just so cute!