Another fun evening…Christine Bertram’s Mystery Stamp Night for December.
Following instructions set out in Clue #1, I prep all the pieces and wait for the event to start to see what will be the end result…
If you have figured out that I do not exactly follow the “rules”, I will tell you about all the changes I made.
I often change out White and/or Vanilla for another Neutral color and when I do, I start with the patterned paper. I was in an “earthy” mood when I was selecting the pieces as required by the Clue.
- Patterned Paper (5¼” x 4”) Woodgrain from Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper. The colors are Sahara Sand and Soft Suede.
- Sahara Sand (5¼” x 4”) for the inside of the card – not shown
- Very Vanilla – thick (5½” x 1¼”) Scrap from my bin that had been spritzed with a Gold Frost Shimmer Paint and Alcohol mix.
- Sahara Sand (2¼” x 3¼”) cut down ¼” to a preferred that size.
- Coordinating card base in Soft Suede (8½” x 5½” scored @ 4¼”)
- Optional Vellum (2½” x 3½”) cut down ¼” as it eventually went over the trimmed Sahara Sand rectangle.
Focal Image – can be anything. A stamped image that can be fussy cut or die cut. An image fussy cut from a piece of patterned paper or just a straight die cut image. Suggested scrap size: to fit in a 2½” x 3½”. I chose to die-cut three feathers from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies in Brushed Metallic Gold and Copper along with Soft Suede.
A sentiment stamp to fit a 2¼” x 1” space. I chose Happy Birthday from By the Dock because I really like this particular font.
A background stamp, small or large. To coordinate with the die cut feathers, I chose the feather stamp from Tasteful Touches.
Coordinating Ink etc. Soft Suede was the natural choice.
Other per Clue #1. A sponge and some type of Ribbon or Thread. Given the “earthy” nature of my card pieces, I chose to use some Metallic Slub Yarn that I have in my stash.
Following the subsequent clues, the final result turned out really nice. A birthday card that is pretty but not too glitzy for a fellow.
What do you think? Do you like it?