Hi everyone. Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS. This time, the challenge is being run by the very talented Sylvia (Poppy's Papercraft Patch), and she chose this word ...
Prize: Rubber Stamp Set "It's All About You"
(please follow the rules to be eligible to win)
Now, I only used one wheel on my card ... so hope that's OK with Sylvia! :)
I inked the wheelbarrow with my gray marker and stamped. I used my blender pen to add more ink to the wheelbarrow, masked it with a post-it note and then stamped leaf sprigs and flowers (yellow, red and purple) using generation stamping. I removed the mask and stamped a few leaf sprigs that are falling over the side of the wheelbarrow and a few of the red flowers as well. I like the watercolored look.
The sentiment is from a Fiskars set I had bought a while back from my local $1 store (it was $3.00 for the whole set). I have several of these clear stamp sets, but find I don't always get a crisp and clean stamp from them so didn't use them very much. Then I watched a video by Darlene Devries (DarleneDesign.com) ... where she describes having the same trouble and how she fixed this problem. She places the stamp on her acrylic block, figures out where she wants it on her card, places a Stamp-a-ma-jig against the block, inks and stamps. She lifts up her stamp, leaving the stamp-a-ma-jig in place, and re-inks and stamps again if necessary. I did that today and it worked perfectly. Thanks for the great tip Darlene!! By the way, if you haven't checked out Darlene's blog, please do so if you have time ... she does a video each week showing how she makes her cards. I have learned a lot from her!
This is the last challenge of March ... which means we have to bid fond farewell to our March Guest Designer ... Karen. Thanks so much Karen for joining us this month ... we've really enjoyed having you on our Design Team!!! :)
As always, our challenge is open for two weeks so there's lots of time to play along. Please check out the challenge for Addicted to CAS - Wheels ... and see all the wonderful cards from the rest of the Design Team.
Stamps: Always Thanksful (SU!); Master #1 (Kittie Kits - Rubbernecker Stamps); Friendship Garden (Fiskars)
Paper: White (Neenah - card base); Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Smoky Slate, Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Black, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Elegant Eggplant (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: blender pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig