Using a Clear Stamp that I got at Michaels, I deliberately "stamped off" the black paper to control the size of the center section of the card. Then I stamped in black on a strip of paper, lined it up, and punched the border where I wanted it Stamping off added some interest to this design which didn't turn out as bright as Wendy's technique demonstrated. (I used Staedtler ergo soft aquarell pencils) The sentiment is from Close to My Heart stampset #1310 (Happiness). The border is a Martha Stewart lace scalloped edge punch sponged with SU yo-yo yellow. The black mat on the base is embossed with Cuttlebug Musical Flourish EF. I can't wait to try this one again. It was fun, and I think I could get more dramatic results with a less detailed stamp.
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 GMT Views: 904