Friday, October 17, 2008

No Pix With Stamp Simply 57

This week's Stamp Simply Challenge theme came from Heather Telford who won the opportunity to be co-host when Sharon was doing a blog candy blast a couple weeks ago. Heather's idea for this week is to create a card with no images, but can use a background stamp and/or sentiment stamps. A few hours earlier I had seen this card and the gears started turning. I ran a piece of acetate through a Cuttlebug folder and then on the backside filled the "wells" with copper Stickles. I went through my stamps to find a sentiment that would fit between the diamonds and chose this one from Crafty Secrets. Here's where the fun started, trying to figure out how to get the stamp in there just perfectly. I put the stamp on the block and set it on the acetate, where it stuck nicely. I don't have a stamp-a-majig thingy...so let's just say there was a lot of tape and a couple other acrylic blocks involved. Lifted the stamp up, ran it across the Stazon pad and held my breath (literally) as I eased it back down amidst the other blocks. Wheeeee, it worked! Used gold vellum as a base for the acetate and put tiny dots of glue at each diamond corner to attach it. Then attached the vellum to the card base. I had put some ribbon on it, but decided this would be a nice guy card to keep in the stash until the need arises, so took it off. Looks kinda dull in the picture, but is pretty IRL. Taking the picture was tricky, as I have a huge picture window right here and there was glare all over the place. Would show you but there's the eeeeek factor involved with you seeing my disaster of a work/sewing/carding area. It's a bit (understatement) messy.

Stamps: Crafty Secrets Glamour Girls.
Paper: The Paper Studio CS and vellum.
Ink: Stazon.
Accessories: Acetate, Stickles, Cuttlebug.

14 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a lovely creation and I'm so glad you shared the process - that is always so interesting to read!!! Love your sparkliness and the word placement did come just perfect!!!! Job well done!!! Love it!!! Thanks so much for playing!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

So lovely, awesome job.

Janine said...

FAbulous card for the challenge!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Hey there...It is cold today, last night I had to turn on the heat..I am loving the weather. Good to meet another TExan. We have a few things in common. I am also a single parent of two teens. My daughter is a freshman and my son a Junior. Thanks for stopping by! Chris

Heather said...

What a great card, thank you for the details on creating it. Now I have yet another idea to try.

Holly said...

Cute! And great job on the placement of the words! If you ever run across a few lost legos at the local goodwil store, pick them up and make your own stamp a ma jig. see this video here to see how.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DDkiUFpBT0&feature=user

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW!! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing how to do it...very cool and shiny effect! Wonderful card!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What an awesome creation. You did a fabulous job of placing your image perfectly between the squares, and the effect is spectacular! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Julie Koerber said...

OH MY GOSH! I have never seen this before! How cool is this? Just you wait, this will be the hot new technique now!! :-) your card is lovely!!!

Jennifer Buck said...

Beautiful card, Nancy! Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. If you don't mind...would you send me an email? Hope you are doing well and that you have a wonderful weekend! :)

Allison said...

This is lovely...the glitter on the embossed elements is super!

Barb said...

Ingenious! What a neat idea to fill the indentations. Your resoursefulness resulted in a beautiful card!

And thanks for visiting my blog. You comments are much appreciated.

Carolyn King said...

very pretty---thanks for sharing how you made this--looks fantastic--worth the effort!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, how clever. Great card and love the sparkles.