Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Practical Scrappers challenge to use those stamps!

This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers was to use at least five stamps on a project.   For someone like me, who tends to collect stamps and not use them, this was a real challenge.

I started with this Thanksgiving card, where I used three stamps from an old Stampin' Up set, two word stamps and one graph background stamp.  The kraft background was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder, and then the graph background was stamped diagonally across the center.  The leaves and acorn were stamped, colored with Copics and then punched with a 1.25" circle punch and matted. 

For the scrapbook page, I started with some papers from We R Memory Keepers and some old photos from 1985 - our first and last year of tent camping (thank goodness!  We bought a small camper the next year.  :)   This patterned paper already had a lot going on, so I kept the stamping pretty low-key.  I used alphabet stamps to spell out "Versailles, IN" and a canvas background stamp and leaf background stamp on the paper strips under the photos.  The "posted" note is a stamp, as is the zigzag stitch at the bottom, the circle stamp around the numbers on the left side, and the buttonholes and straight stitch under the photos.
I hope you get a chance to dust off those rubber stamps and use them on a project sometime this week!

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