I really love it when somebody uses something in a new, unexpected way.
At the Hero Arts blog, Shari Carroll uses a seemingly Christmas stamp as a Thanksgiving stamp, and I LOVED it. Especially because I own a stamp VERY similar to the one she used, and could make it work for MY Thanksgiving cards.
You can see that blog post and Shari's video HERE.
I made these--
So, this stamp is so similar to the one Shari used; the big difference to me is the deer silhouettes in my stamp. Hers has just the trees.
Let's get a closer look, shall we?
So, this image is inked up with three or four Distress Ink colors, applied really randomly. I misted the stamp with about five sprays from my water bottle, and stamped. It left a really wonderful watercolor look.
I let it dry, added the sentiment, inked the edges a bit, and there it is.
I did three, and they each were slightly different, as you might imagine they would be.
Oh yeah, the little wood veneer piece? That's actually the BACK of one from a package. I darkened it with some Distress Ink, then stamped it with a French text stamp.
Oh, and the tiny flag? Punched from my scratch paper that I was inking on. It looked so nice, I didn't want to throw it away!
One last look at the collection--
So, thanks to Shari Carroll and Hero Arts for the inspiration!
And, finally, a peek at what's on my work table--
Thanks so much for stopping by!