Tuesday, January 29, 2008

*try a new stamp Tuesday*

It's *Try A New Stamp* Tuesday here at The Polka Dot Cafe, which means today I'll be featuring a few images that I haven't had a chance to share with you yet. Yesterday, I showed you how easy it is to mix and match the new sets by The Saltbox Studio, and that's what's on the menu again today. I've used 4 different stamp sets in today's recipe: sheep, sheep sayings, candle glow companion, and fences. And while I've used stamps from all of these sets in the sneak peek cards I shared with you last week, today I'll be showcasing *new* images from these sets.

One of my most thrilling discoveries was the gingham ribbon that matched the olive cardstock so well you would think they were made by the same company! The gingham really warmed the card up and added a "country" flair, which is exactly what I wanted. Not only did I mix and match stamp sets, but I also mixed and matched what I did with the images. The sheep was stamped in black on ivory cardstock and then colored in with markers, while the gate and stars were stamped in white on red cardstock for a nice contrast. Instead of coloring them in, I simply traced the stars with a stardust gel pen to give them a little sparkle. And of course, I couldn't finish a card without inking the edges to age them up a bit and adding a little row of scallops.

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Images and sentiment by The Saltbox Studio. Cardstock, white craft ink, and creamy carmel ink by Stampin' Up. Brilliance graphite black pigment ink. Copic markers. Fiskars mini scalloped scissors. Sakura stardust gel pen. Olive gingham ribbon by Bobbin Ribbon.


Pamela S. Wade said...

Another really cute card Becky! ~~Pam

Lovetostamp6 said...

Sweet card and design Becky, LOVE the images and darling layout. Jennifer :)

jenstamps said...

Another cute one!!! I am loving these images too. I am all signed up for the newsletter, I can't wait!