Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Words of Encouragement

Serendipity's second challenge for the month was to use a stamp that offered encouragement! Mary wanted us all to use different stamps, and make sure that the sentiment was the highlight! So with this in mind I decided to keep the card simple so the saying stood out!

And here you have it!


Live Each Season Stamp (1003E)
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Black Ink
A range of ink colors from a dark to a light... I used two lighter yellows and two lighter greens and a darker green.
Black Pen
Black flower brads
Black velvet trim (mine is doodlebug)


* Begin by inking a 4x4 square of white cardstock all over with yellow using a sponge. Then using the darkest green ink the lower left corner. Ink a stripe across the middle with the lightest green. Then using the other yellow and green blend the middle out to the corners. You can also go back and add other colors and keep blending till you are happy with the results.

* Stamp the sentiment in the middle with black. Using your black pen make lines 1/4" in on each side. Where the lines cross add the flower brads.

* Make a card base out of black cardstock a quarter inch bigger than the white square. Adhere your square to the middle and add trim around the edges. I mitered the corners for a finished look.

Now on to the other great projects this month, check them all out here:

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

And for the rest of this year we have a special guest designer Jenny, check out her blog below!

Jenny's Blog

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anya said...

Gorgeous, Amy! I love how you inked up the background - it really makes the sentiment stand out!

Lynda Benden said...

This is gorgeous Amy! Such pretty colors and so simple get beautiful!