Friday, September 05, 2014
STAMPlorations September Challenge - Stamps and Markers
Welcome to the new challenge at STAMPlorations. This month we want you to use stamps and markers. Remember those half-price Sharpies that fell into my supermarket trolley and therefore didn't count as a craft spend? I've actually been using them more than I thought I would.
Here's a simple card that's easy to mass produce. You could stamp out a whole sheet full of poinsettias and colour them in while you're watching telly. Then all you need to do is fussy cut them, and add some gold Stickles to the centre. Stamp your sentiment on the card, then draw a wobbly border with a black Sharpie. I wouldn't normally draw such a thick line, but it's just the right weight to go with the font on the sentiment. Pop the poinsettia on foam dots, overhanging the border slightly. By not adding any embellishments (or splatters!!!) the bold colours on the poinsettia really stand out. Less is definitely more in this case.
The stamps are part of the new release - if you're quick you can get them at 25% off. And if you're a Stamp Club member, you get a further 15% off - how's that for a bargain?
Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the design team and our guest designer, Cris G., have created for your inspiration. Don't forget, if you enter all three challenges this month, apart from chances of winning the challenge, you're in with a chance of a random prize.
I'm entering my card into Simon Says Monday Challenge - bold,
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes.