Saturday, August 25, 2012

Kraft-y Case

I wanted to case this card from Ardyth of Maskerade, but I didn't have any circle stamps.

Ardyth suggested checking large alphabet stamps for 'O's but my 'O's were like thOse you get in a serif font.  Then I had a brainwaive - I'll make my own foam stamps from circle nesties.  Knowing that I wouldn't get the rings exact when I was cutting them, I deliberately (honest!) offset them to give them a retro feel.

(OK, I admit.  It was only deliberate after the fact!)

I decided to use white StazOn so that it would show on the kraft.  I hadn't used it for quite some time...  Yup, dry as a bone, and no re-inker in sight.  So I used Brilliance Moonlight White and I'm really pleased with the density of the white.  Because Brilliance scored on that, I used Brilliance Graphite Black, and didn't bother to check whether my StazOn black is still any good.

The solid black dots are Hero Arts LL890 Box of Dots, all the other dots/circles are die cut from foam. It's Your Birthday is also Hero Arts.  Ooh - that means I can enter it for the August contest, Clean and Simple Stamping!

I'm also entering it into A Blog Named Hero challenge to use kraft.


  1. Love the black, white and kraft! Definitely has a retro feel with the circles not being perfect. Way to improvise!

  2. i love this card! i'm pretty sure i need to get some fun foam! thanks so much for playing along at A Blog Named Hero

  3. This is so modern and fun! You're so clever to cut them yourself, completely inspired me to try it too :) Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

  4. You made those circles?! You are brilliant! The white on kraft really makes them pop. Love it!

  5. I am so impressed!!! Love your circle stamps...I can't believe you made them! And the whole design is perfect on the Kraft!