It’s August and I’m posting on my blog, so it must be time for Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-faire. For links to all of the challenges, you can make your way to Nichole’s blog. Because I’m playing beat-the-clock, I’m going to keep the chatter to a minimum.
TAKE TEN WARM-UP CHALLENGE
I take different approaches as I journal in my Bible. For this verse about comparison, 2 Corinthians 10:12, I felt that the sentiment from Choose Joy perfectly conveyed the meaning and no other words were needed. (FYI: Stamping in a Bible that is not specifically a journaling Bible has its own special set of challenges. Note the subpar stamping. And isn’t it appropriate that I feel the need to explain away my flaws when sharing a verse on not comparing yourself to others?!)
PAPER WITH LAURA
My intent for the paper scraps challenge was completely different until I saw this printable. I tried to use the vellum, but it just didn’t fit in this design.
WOOD WITH NATASHA
The woodgrain embossing folder was inked with Vintage Cream. I first tried Classic Kraft and Fine Linen, but both were too dark. The Vintage Cream adds a lovely subtle contrast that is visible in person, just not in my picture. I need Wanda to photograph my cards for me!
BRONZE WITH KIMBERLY
With this challenge, I was reminded of why I do not use Perfect Pearls. The shine is gorgeous, but it is messy on the card. I started making a different card with horizontal stripes under the sentiment, but the Perfect Pearls stuck to the cardstock along with the adhesive. After trying a few different ways to clean up the stripes, I had the brilliant idea (eye roll) of adding the Perfect Pearls to embossing paste. Because the shimmer was missing from the mixture, I added some of the Perfect Pearls over the paste while the stencil was still in place. The resultant grainy texture with just the very slightest of shimmers is fabulous for a masculine card. Score!
BRONZE WITH JESSICA
Like Jessica, I had to mix some bronze embossing powder. I used copper, gold and a little bit of bronze Perfect Pearls since that container was sitting right in front of me just daring me to do it. The bottom layer of the butterfly wings is edged in the custom embossing powder, too.
TIN WITH CARISSA
I do not have silver gilding flakes, so I used gold. It is hard to tell from the photo (Help, Wanda!), but the dots in the centers of the flowers along with a few around the arrangement have an amazing shine. I think this might be my favorite card from SAF.
I hope you had fun making your Stamp-a-faire creations.