Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dotty Gift Card

Happy Wednesday! And greetings from Oil City, Pennsylvania!
I've been playing with rubber stamps since 1999 and thought I should celebrate this 10-year milestone with a blog to catalog my creative adventures. After staring at this blank page for months, I decided there's no better time than a dark and rainy spring afternoon to get started!

This is the first time I've used my new nestabilites dies and I love them! For the longest time I used a circle cutter and tried managing my scalloped scissors, but there's really no substitute for a die-cut machine! On this standard A2 card, made from Stampin' Up! Kraft card stock, I added coordinating scrapbook papers from K & Company. After inking the edges of my polka dot mat and both scalloped circles with Stampin' up! "Chocolate Chip", I punched 1/16" holes into each scallop with a hand punch. I added some more edging closer to the middle on the smallest circle with "Pink Porcelain" Artistique Chalk Ink by INKADINKADO. The stamped gift package image is by Anita's. I used the same brown and pink inks on the end of a tapered cotton swab to shade the image. The whole design is topped off with a "Happy Birthday" ( Hero Arts) tag held on by a cotton string.

Well, that wasn't so bad, I guess I can get started after all! Watch for my next post any minute now!


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