We are now going on 2 days of rain ~ yuck! On the bright side, it is a perfect day to stamp! A group of SCS friends and I started a group called Up Late & Stamping last year. We haven't had any challenges lately because we have all been so darn busy! Last week some of the girls came up with a challenge that included using Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Sketch and Buckaroo Blue, Cranberry Crisp and Close to Cocoa cardstock. This challenge was REALLY hard for me and like Cindy said, that is why it is called a challenge!!! LOL!!! If you would like to join in, please do and upload your creation to our gallery by adding ULAS to the keywords section in the SCS upload form. Stop by the gallery to see what the other girls came up with HERE. Anyway, here is my card ~
The base of my card is Cranberry Crisp with a thin mat of Whisper White and then Close to Cocoa which I stamped using my Cornish Heritage Farms backgrounder, Close to Cocoa Craft ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. The small Cranberry piece on the top left was stamped using my Linen background stamp and Cranberry ink. The sentiment on the bottom right is from my Short & Sweet set and was stamped on Whisper White using Buckaroo Blue ink and then mounted on Cranberry cardstock.
The focal image is my FAVORITE Serendipity horse stamp which can be found HERE! I stamped the horse on Whisper White cardstock using my Chocolate Chip ink. I colored using my Prismacolor pencils and Mineral Spirits. I added the Cranberry ribbon and ran the Heidi Swapp ghost stars through my Xyron and added Martha Stewart Bronze glitter. The upper left corner of the focal image was first punched using my ticket corner punch and then I added a brad that I colored using the bronze glitter. I LOVE this technique so if you haven't tried it, you should! You don't need to buy the expensive glitter brads, you can make your own! This is how ~
You will need a brad, needle nose pliers, Heat & Stick powder, heat tool and glitter.
Hold your brad by the prongs and heat the head using your heat tool. When you think you have heated it enough, dip the head into the Heat & Stick powder, heat again to melt it (if the Heat & Stick powder does not stick to the brad, it means you didn't heat your brad long enough). As soon as the Heat & Stick powder melts, dip your brad into your glitter and heat again. That's it! Really easy huh?!?!?
Stamps ~ Linen Background, Short & Sweet, Cornish Heritage Farms Backgrounder, Serendipity Horse Stamp; Paper ~ Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Cranberry Crisp, Buckaroo Blue; Ink ~ Close to Cocoa ~ Craft, Buckaroo Blue, Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Crisp Classic; Other ~ Bronze glitter ~ Martha Stewart, brad, Heat & Stick powder, heat tool, Cranberry ribbon, dimensionals, ticket corner punch, Clear embossing powder, Heidi Swapp star ghost shapes, Xyron
Have a great day!