Hello crafty friends and welcome! We have a fun challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH for you to try out this week: use something other than stamps to stamp with! It may sound hard, but it's really not, and fun to boot! Here's the card I created:
and the inside:
A feather? Yep. I started with an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of white cardstock. I picked 3 colors of Distress Ink and one at a time, smooshed the ink on my craft mat. I gently tapped a feather into the ink, then stamped it on the card stock, rolling over it a few times with my brayer to transfer the design. I love that it kind of looks like evergreen boughs! I stamped the cardinal onto water color paper, and using more Distress inks and a water brush, colored the image. It was then fussy cut and popped up on foam squares to my card.
I hope that you find some time to play along with our alternative stamping challenge at Shopping Our Stash! I can't wait to see what you all come up with to use! If you need some more inspiration, please check out what my teammates dreamed up to use as stamps! So clever!! Thanks for visiting!
TGIF Challenge #50
Just Add Ink #306 - Sympathy
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Lg Cardinal; Hero Arts - Everyday Sayings; Inkadinkado - May you find..
Ink: Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Bazzill, Darice, Strathmore water color paper
Accessories: Feather from stash; brayer; water brush
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares