Paper Therapy Challenge #2 - My First Stamp

Monday, October 11, 2010

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Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. It sure was unseasonably warm here in Chicagoland - in the mid '80s and full of sunshine! What a treat for October. I wore shorts and a t-shirt while watching the Bears game, lol! That's a rare sight! ;-)

It's time for the second weekly challenge over at Paper Therapy. Click here to see the challenge post and the design team's cards!  Everyone did such a great job. This week is quite a unique challenge...to use the very first stamp you ever purchased on your project! Well, mine is a Thank You sentiment that I bought probably about 15-20 years ago while shopping with my step-mom! I remember being with her in the store, and I picked out the stamp so I could make my own Thank You cards for birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, etc. I also got one of those Colorbox rainbow ink pads, with like 5 different colors in it! Who knew that years later rubber stamping would be my passion and that I would still have it!!

This is a very simple card. The main Thank You is embossed with black EP, and the diecut is a Nestie. I stamped the black cardstock repeatedly with the sentiment, and embossed it with clear EP. For the red accents, I added the ribbon behind the diecut, and the brads in the corner.
Thanks for stopping by! Like always, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Supplies:
Stamp: Rubber Stampede - "Thank You"
Cardstock: SU - Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: VersaMark
Ribbon: SU - Real Red Grosgrain
Other: Nestabilities Large Labels, Red Brads - unknown, Black EP, Clear EP

14 comments:

  1. I love all the embossing that you did! It looks fantastic!

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  2. I think it's awesome that you have a stamp from 15 years ago!!! SOOO cool!! I like how you were able to take an older stamp and make it up-to-date with the heat embossing! Great color combo too!

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  3. I think this is a great simple card. I love the BG paper you made with the stamp and the clear EP! Great job! TFS

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  4. Love this!! Simple yet stunning!

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  5. I love this card - it's stimple, but it's still got the Wow Factor! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  6. Simple and fabulous, love how you embossed on this and the colors are fabulous.

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  7. Simple but stunning, a fabulous card.

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  8. I love the monochromatic embossing! I did this on a layout recently and love the way it turned out! Great card!

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  9. The black, red and white color combo is always a classic that nobody can go wrong with. I like the tone-on-tone embossing, too.

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  10. I love the tone on tone embossing (even if you do it with clear). It's so elegant

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  11. Nicki you showcased your stamp so well. I love all of the embossing you did. Wonderful card!!

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  12. Nicki,

    Love your color combo and embossing. Definitely and elegant card.

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  13. How fun! Great challenge, and it's fun to revisit an old friend! Love the black on black embossing and the pop of red!

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