Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - JOFY, Something Lacy, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them #8 part 2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

Something Lacy is this week’s stamp of choice and boy have I struggled.  In the end I made this tag using the stamp in the background. 

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I used Distress inks to blend the colours on top.  Then added some gesso before adding some bookprint and cardstock over a patch.  Then I added some grunge paste and the sentiment. 

I then added the hearts and painted them with a shimmer paint and the stars were glued down.  Then found the present in the JOFY stamps and coloured that with distress inks too.
Not 100% happy with this … nor can I see myself using the something Lacy again… I have far more interesting background stamps, this is just too prescriptive I think… so yes it’s another for the lose it pile!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Dies, Something Lacy, Summer Silhouettes

Use them or lose them stamp challenge #8

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of card, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!  Time to change that!

This is actually a two for one card… Summer Silhouettes and Something Lacy.

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I stamped pieces of Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy cardstock with the Craft white ink.

I mounted the navy on white cardstock and then mounted them up.

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I decided to die cut a sentiment from a gold cardstock to add to the top and then added some card candi to finish off… oh and added another mat of cherry cobbler card.

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Finished off the envelope with some stamping….

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Love the final card but must admit I am struggling to love the Something Lacy stamp.  Just can’t see that I would ever use this much…. so think it might be one for the lose it pile.

Happy crafting!

Catherine