The challenge this week at TIME OUT is all about stamping - with an optional twist of apples. It's funny because when I first saw that the challenge was about stamping, I thought "but I always stamp" - and then I thought about it, and I realized that my cardmaking has been taken over by die-cuts (love them!), watercolouring (so much fun!), and stencils (so versatile!). Stamping really has taken a backseat to other techniques in my cards lately so what an appropriately timed challenge!
Here is my card:
So the main stamping was the apple on a few different pieces of patterned paper. I then fussy-cut them and pieced them back together to make the apple which I mounted on foam tape. The background panel was not the original panel. I wanted to stay true to the stamping theme so my original background panel featured stamped chicken wire. It didn't look right so I played around with it and some Distress Inks but I still didn't like it.... and then I remembered that I had a reverse chicken wire stencil...so the apple was ripped off the background panel... and here is the (slightly less stamped) result. The card was finished off with a sentiment stamped on a Studio Calico wood banner, some twine and a Little Yellow Bicycle pin.
I will link up to the TIME OUT challenge here.
Stamps: Cocoa Daisy - apple; Hero Arts/Studio Calico - sentiment
Stencil: Crafter's Workshop
Die: My Favorite Things - Blueprint 13
Other: Studio Calico - wood veneer; Little Yellow Bicycle - pin;Glossy Accents
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