Did you stamp Saturday for World Cardmaking Day? I sure did! Spent most of the day in my newly revamped stamp room and, gosh, was it ever nice. Everything so tidy and organized and uncluttered. All that space to move around in. After the new window is installed and painting done I'll have a hard time ever leaving it.
I'd like to use my "retro" stamps more. I got reacquainted with them when I was purging and making tough decisions and, honestly, many of them do seem brand new to me after lying dormant for so long. Years ago I did a brief stint on Rubbernecker's design team, during which time I received a bag full of loose, cling mount stamps. I've kept most of them, and Saturday I decided to use one for old time's sake. I don't remember the name of the stamp as it was not packaged when I received it. I thought the butterfly (Rubbernecker) and the sentiment (Fiskars, also several years old) made a nice combination. This is a birthday card, by the way.
I stamped in Versamark, embossed in gold, and watercolored with my Gansai Tambi paints. Made the background wash first, then painted the butterfly image, touched up the background a little more, and finished with a few splatters. The photo washed out the gold a little, but it looks very gold in real life.
A vanilla card base is covered with older 7 Gypsies designer paper. I wasn't going to add the string (more of my Fun Fibers) but I saw the current Retro Rubber Tie Me Up Challenge and decided to go for it.
All those Rubbernecker stamps that weren't being used because they were jumbled together in a bag and I couldn't actually see what they were... I grouped them into mini-sets, stamped an index sheet for each and placed them in these clear boxes I've had for years.
I tell you, I'm an organizing fool lately! Have a good day!
Stamps: Rubbernecker butterfly (name unknown), Fiskars Make a Wish Quotes Paper: 140 lb hot pressed watercolor, vanilla card base, 7 Gypsies Gypsy market designer paper Ink: Versamark Coloring: Gansai Tambi watercolor paints Accessories: Ranger Queen's Gold embossing powder, Fun Fiber, Scotch brand foam mounting tape