Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stampin' Trends #4

     Today's Stampin' Trends project was inspired by a vintage Mother's Day card designed by Rae Barthel on page 35 of the May/June issue of Paper Crafts. I love the collaged craft paper look of the Lost and Found paper collection, so I attempted to recreate it using what I had in my stash. Here's my take:

     I started out with a Naturals Ivory Card Base and an inset of blank Crumb Cake card stock. I used the ledger stamp from the Open Sea stamp set on the right hand side and the collage stamp from Postage Due on the left stamped in Basic Black ink. I added some damask in Rose Red from Friends 24-7 and then layered a piece of crumb cake matted in black for my top layer.

     For the central images I used the same damask stamp from Friends 24-7 in Soft Suede ink. I stamped the frame from Four Frames in Rose Red and then embossed the Thanks in black. (The sentiment is from the Kindness Matters set.) Then I embossed the dress form from Established Elegance in black for my focal point. Whew! That was a lot of stamping!

     I stamped a piece of of Whisper White card stock with Basic Black and the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp and cheated by using a Martha Stewart border punch from my stash for the layer underneath. (I've got to get some SU border punches!) I hand dyed a piece of seam binding with Crumb Cake ink and added the bow as the finishing touch.

     This card used so many stamps, but I hope this card inspires you to create your own background papers using things you have in your stash. Thanks for stopping by, my friends!


  1. I love how all the stamping turned out! I might be inspired!!!