This delightful card by Mariana Grigsby was my next inspiration:
I'm not a huge ribbon fan, unless it is small and flat (for mailing), so my card doesn't have one:
Stamp by Impression Obsession
Greeting by Hero Arts
I learned something about using chalk ink on clear stamps from this project: DON'T. At least not on solid stamps like these frames. I don't mind that the chalk doesn't clean off, except the next layer of ink will clean it off, and then the colours become muddy. Grrrrr. (That's the noise I make when I'm frustrated.)
A few weeks ago, in Michaels, I spotted Stamp It! 3 Ways, a new magazine from PaperCrafts. As usual, I did a quick flip. OK, more than a quick flip. Usually these magazines full of cards are too reminiscent of the many I already have at home and I put them back on the shelf. This one has a new twist that intrigued me, so I bought it.
The magazine contains card designs for 40 different stamp sets. As I flipped through the magazine I realized I didn't have any of the sets but that I had similar sets. Then I would see a card and think "I never would have thought to do that". Somehow, seeing the stamp set pictured and what you could do with it made all the difference for me!
So, get set for upcoming posts showing the card samples I copied from the magazine. I'll show you the picture in the magazine and my own creation. Most of all, I'm having fun with these!
If you see a copy of the magazine I encourage you to take a look.
The design prompts for the Vancouver Artist Trading Card swap this month are Aquamarine, Bicycles, and Scale. It isn't often that I can manage to use all three at once, but the different sized circles completed this one.