Friday, October 14, 2011
Penny's Paper-Crafty and Sweet Stamps Challenges
The challenge this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty is Apples and at Sweet Stamps it is Clean and Simple. I found some wonderful fall colored burlap at JoAnn's recently and think it adds great dimension on a card. I also used it to add dimension in a different way: I bought the No More Shims pad at my local Stamp Shoppe which is a thick rubber mat sold to be used with your Big Shot or Cuttlebug (marketed by Scor-Pal.) You can emboss with just about anything when you have this pad and in this case, I put a layer of burlap below the white cardstock and embossed, then rubbed some distress ink lightly to get the background you see. The apple image is a photograph on acetate tht I cut out with my nesties and layered on a scalloped circle and raised with mounting tape to attach.
Stamping smiles, Karen