Well I am getting lax in doing the Stampotique Designers Challenge lately. But I finally got a new stamp so I figured I’d better follow the tenets of Use Every Stamp, a free class I am taking from My Creative Classroom, and ink the darn thing. So I did. This is the Valentines Day card I made. But there is so much more to how I got here than just that!
You can see it has a sort of Waterfall card structure, but nothing attached to it – or at least not the usual three or four squares. I just wanted the stamped figure on it so I simply attached that to the lowest scored area and left the other ones as simply folds.
When you pull, the greeting is exposed. Because the figure is attached with foam pads, it does sort of “lift” off the surface a bit more, even if it doesn’t rise up the card, IYKWIM:
The background is using one of my Gelli Prints – using red, pink and white, obviously! That inspiration came from Carolyn and her Gelli Party posts.
But how did this all begin? This morning, I was looking for a box for the paints that are on my desk – I just wanted something to put them in so I could move them off my desk quickly while I did something for the challenge, then put them all back out so I could do the last few pages for the Gelli Print mini I was working on, rather than storing them in their usual home. I spied a box on the shelf and dragged it out. Buried under a load of rubbish inside was a surprise – a bunch of unmounted text stamps that I got in some grab bag or another at least 10 years ago!
I had to assume that if I hadn’t mounted them, I must not have fancied them at the time. Would I fancy them NOW? The first thing I did was ink them to see what they said. There were only two that I knew I wanted to use and an idea bloomed.
You can see the propeller lifting up the figure – that required a mask and stamp positioner.
What about the other, you ask? Well, when you open the card…
and eagle-eyed readers can see the other stamp!
In one card managed to include the majority of the things that I have going on at the moment. A rare thing, because I am aware my blog is a bit schizophrenic at the moment – I seem to jump from organizing, stamping and cardmaking, Project Life, both scrapping and printable creating, Gelli plate play, and more. Keep me from getting bored, I guess, but not sure if never knowing what to expect when you visit is a good thing or a bad thing! Now I have to take a WOYWW photo while the light is good then decide where my mojo is heading for the afternoon! At the moment I have NO IDEA …..