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 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!

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


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

  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!

  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

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

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

  6. Simple but stunning, a fabulous card.

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

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. Nicki,

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

  12. 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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