Friday, January 27, 2012

Sketch #10

Have you ever ripped a stamp in half? I did while making this card. In my last post, I commented about cutting a stamp apart so that an image and sentiment could be used independently. This is not the same concept. As I was removing the XOXO stamp from its backing sheet, it tore in two ragged pieces. I'd never used the stamp before, so it was really stuck to the sheet and I guess I overestimated what the acrylic could stand. Because I'd already been through my entire collection of love stamps to settle on this one, I was bound and determined to use it. I smooshed the two pieces of the stamp together on my acrylic block, inked it up, and didn't think the flaw was noticeable. Can you see the hairline on the second X?

This card was trying to be an attempt at a masculine love card, but I think it's less masculine and more non-traditional colors. The border punch and hearts make it feel girly to me. The card is based off OWH Sketch #10.

Papers from K&Co Boy Scouts paper pad, stamp by Studio G, border punch Cherish by Martha Stewart, heart punch by EK Success, tag corner punch by SU, and label punch by EK Success.

Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: none thus far, but my box is filling up nicely!
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695

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