Hello my fellow bloggers and crafters!
Whew! I have just finished a tough challenge (for me any way) over at Moxie Fab World. It's called The Birthday Sketched Challenge. You could go two ways with the challenge: either use the sketch with only stamps or no stamps at all. I decided to do the stamps only. Big mistake for me. You should have seen my desk when I was done. Tons of stamps, ink pads and I think I had all of my acrylic blocks out too. But I did it and I'm pretty happy with the out come although it took me lots of tries. I wanted so badly to add paper, texture, ribbon just something! Let me tell you it was so hard not to use any thing other than stamps.
Any way here is my card:
I think it looks better in real life. It might help to click on it to make it larger.
Here is the sketch that was provided by the talented Betsy Veldman:
I used the flip flop image because the card is for our neighbor who seems to live in flip flops even when the weather is wet or cold. Also we have been to Hawaii with them a couple of times so I wanted a tropical theme.
Since I still had all my stamps out I stamped the envelope too and added two more stamps from two different stamp sets. I used the three same colors of ink as I did on the card.
Seriously I never would have thought it would be so hard to use stamps only but I did it and am pretty pleased how it turned out (well except for the smudge. That really bugs me.)
If you like to make cards with only stamps please tell me. I would love to see how you created yours.