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Saturday, 15 May 2010

FTL Challenge 90 with Seeing Spots

Here's this week's sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping. These sketches are always so inspiring!



Here's what I came up with:


The Seeing Spots set that I've used was the first ever stamp set I owned and I still love it and use it often! I stamped the biggest image first in Old Olive ink, then used markers to colour the other circles and stamp them individually. I wanted to use thread rather than ribbon, so I added a strip of my favourite Sweet Pea designer paper to balance out the design. The linen thread was coloured with an Old Olive marker and anchored by two indents made with a 1/4" circle punch.


Supplies:
Stamps: Seeing Spots, Happy Moments (sentiment)
Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Whisper White, Soft Suede
Other: Earth Elements markers, 1/4" circle punch, linen thread, Sweet Pea designer paper, corner rounder

Using my first set always makes me remember when I first started stamping. I had been invited to a Stampin' Up party and didn't really think I'd like it; but when I got there I was bowled over - I hadn't realised that stamping and card making could be so contemporary! Since then, I've learned a great deal, made many friends and loads of mistakes - but always had enormous fun.
If you're new to paper crafting, congratulations! You've picked a great hobby!

Hope you're having a great weekend!
 

7 comments:

  1. Very beautiful card, lovely stamps :)

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  2. Lovely card Vicky. Very funky!
    Lynne xxx

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  3. How funny that those were the stamps I was going for when I was pulling out supplies for that sketch! But -- I got distracted by some hearts, so - when I get a chance to make the card - hearts it will be. Love the way you notched the cardstock for the thread. The strip of designer paper and the colors you used are great together.

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  4. I love the Seeing Spots stamp set you used and your choice of colours. If give your card a very Retro look. I also love how you anchored the linen thread. A very stylish card indeed.

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  5. This is absolutely FABULOUS -- love it!!

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  6. This is awesome! Loving all those fabulous circles and the fun color combo! Great job with FTL90!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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