sometimes when we play with paper and ink and stamps and all the gizmos and gadgets...we have to step back...and take ourselves out of our current "box"...it's been a LONG time since i played with the tools and pieces that really got me uber excited about stamping...my distress inks and funky stash of stuff. tonight i was sitting here thinking i need to do something "different"...so i went back to that which i felt really gave me some of my first recognition with stamping (what i consider recognition may not be the same definition others use...i call it when the gal that taught me about stamps said YOU ROCK! thanks T!) I LURVE me some yummy stamps (TGF, Verve) that allow me a chance to color with my copics...but lately I've noticed that's ALL i've done (or if feels like that's all I've done)...so tonight i pulled out a bunch of stamps recently procured that I haven't used yet...they all came from the Tim Holtz collection by Stampers Anonymous (sniff...still sad that the latest Wendy Vecchi stamps were not available at the Stamp Scrap Art Tour)...but I pulled the stamps out...started messing around...some embossing (woohooo...I'm not INHALING the embossing powder anymore....actually making it melt where it's supposed to!)...masked off some stuffs...then pulled out the handy dandy ink applicator...and some metal bits and bobs...and well...you can see then end result! I had so much fun creating this card! I'm feeling a bit rejuvenated in my card making...we'll see how long it lasts! LOL! ENJOY!
Supplies: Images and Sentiment - Tim Holtz Collection from Stampers Anonymous; Ink - Distress Inks by Ranger: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Weathered Wood, Black Soot; Ranger Perfect Medium; Clear Embossing Powder by Stampendous; all metal bits idea-ology; pearls by Queen&Co; Cardstock - Bazzil , CTMH