Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #247 - You Stamped With What!?

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!

I'd like to enter this at:
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


  1. What a creative idea! Gorgeous colours and the cardinal is very striking. Loving how it looks and perfect for a sympathy card.

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  3. Fabulous idea with the feather and the background looks awesome, Gorgeous cardinal and wow I am in awe of your fussy cutting, Brilliant card.

  4. A FEATHER!!!!!!!!!!!! pretty sure you're a genius. ps: there's a cardinal here who'd like a word, lol... :) :) :)

  5. WOW!! Awesome use of the feather! It makes a totally fantastic background!

  6. How cool is that background! Very creative and such lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  7. Wow! Such a fabulous idea to use a feather to create your background Chris! So pretty and I love the bold Cardinal too - a gorgeous sympathy card. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  8. What a great & clever background, Chris, & it fits so well with your cardinal. Thanks for joining our sympathy card challenge at Just Add Ink this week.
    Di :)

  9. What a clever idea, and I love the look! Great card :) Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink!

  10. Nicely done! What a great idea, and you used it perfectly. Such a pretty card.

  11. Wow, this is gorgeous!!!! Truly great craftsmanship. Love it! Thanks for playing at TGIF.

  12. What a fun concept and great use of a feather! Perfectly pair with the cardinal! Glad you joined us this week at tgif, hope to see you again!

  13. Chris, this is super! Love the soft colors and the idea of using the feather made the design wonderfully cohesive. You came up with a great challenge this was great fun!


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