Yeah! I got my OWH (Operation Write Home) stamp in the mail and now I am ready to start making some cards for a wonderful cause. I have tried making a few, but they were just not turning out… but this one I like. It is my first OWH card and I cannot wait to pack it away with several buddies and send it to a shipper. For more information on Operation Write Home, please see their website http://operationwritehome.org
Anywho… this card was a lot of fun to make. I love the Basic Grey/ Hero Arts release Spice Market. When I first saw the Large Petal Background stamp I just knew we were meant to craft together. I have made one other card with this stamp (Here's the link to that post) and the stamp had been pleading for me to use it again.
This time I stamped it in Color Box Frost White on Stampin Up Basic Black card stock. I embossed it with clear embossing powder so I would not smear the ink… and because I am too impatient to let pigment ink air dry. I then painted with a very, very tiny paintbrush and some white fluid acrylic ink certain areas of the stamp. I let it dry.
I cut the stamp up into 1" x1" squares. I mounted each square unto a 1.25" x 1.25" square of Neenah Solar White. I then glued four of those squares onto a 2.75 x 2.75 square of the same basic black card stock. ( I believe that was the dimensions of the last square. I originally cut it bigger and then decided to trim it down).
On the card base of Neenah Solar White, I layered some more black and white card stocks. I tied a black and white ribbon across the card and popped the square over it. I then very, very carefully stamped my sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Thinking of You stamp set in VersaFine black ink and let it dry overnight so I would not smear it…. because that it usually what I do.
I love this card and may be making a few that are similar because I have quite a few of the stamped squares left to use. Thank you for stopping by today!