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.
Accessories: Acetate, Stickles, Cuttlebug.