It's kinda complicated, keeping track of what's play and what's 'work' with the whole rubber-stamping thing. I know all of it seems like play, and it is, but it's also work in a way when you're supposed to be turning stuff in to various companies. As my hero, The Dude would say, "...it's a lot of strands to keep in my head, man. Lot of strands in old Duder's head."
So today I'm showing you my effort to tie some loose strands into a tidy bow and get them off of my to-do list. This card is a reproduction of an earlier one I did for Starving Artistamps that I ended up submitting for publication. But the owner of SA still needs her tangible sample (see how that's kinda complicated?). Being an enterprising sort, I decided to shake it up a wee bit and incorporate today's Technique Lovers' Challenge which involved inking up a Cuttlebug embossing folder before running cardstock through it. The embossed background on the Before card was plain turquoise, but this here is black-n-turquoise. Pretty snazzy, no?
And here we have a couple of cards made with DoodleFactory's Winter set. I didn't get this set until after the New Year, so actually these are waaaay early for Holiday Season 2008. Aren't cute? I think the Cindy-Loo Squirrel is so funny with her little bunny slippers, holding her babydoll. It was only after I finished the snowman card that I realized it would have made a cute shaker card. Next time, Frosty...
Baby steps of progress are better than none at all, right?
Supplies used --
Turquoise Tree 2 -- Stamps: tree and ornate tooled leather background by Starving Artistamps; Ink: Basic Black and Totally Turquoise by SU!; Paper: Basic Black and Totally Turquoise by SU!, Georgia Pacific White; Accessories: Cuttlebug, ribbon, Martha Stewart Turquoise glitter, brads, embroidery floss.
DF Snowman -- stamps: DoodleFactory Winter by Starving Artistamps; paper: Real Red and Bashful Blue by SU!, Georgia Pacific White, Green by Creative Memories; Ink: Bashful Blue by SU!, Brilliance Archival Graphite Black; Accessories: Nestabilities, stickles, Copic Sketch Markers, Cuttlebug, ribbon, 3-D Dots.
DF Holiday Quad -- stamps: DoodleFactory Winter by Starving Artistamps; Paper: Real Red and Basic Black by SU!, Georgia Pacific White; Ink: Brilliance Archival Graphite Black, SU Real Red Craft; Accessories: Copic Sketch & Spica Markers, hole punch, ribbon, button brads.