So, despite my many efforts to dedicate the entire day to Card Making, I just finished my first card (it took all day with all of the interruptions>>>pleasant as they were). I hopped around BlogLand to see the "goings-on" and decided to join in with the hourly challenges at Inking It Up with Kassidy. I had wanted to start the challenges in order, so I chose my Holiday Papers first. But, then I couldn't resist using my brand new stamp that I just received in the mail this last week. The stamp is Boris from Russia, from Your Next Stamp. I didn't get to use the Matryoshka Doll or Bird, but I have ideas for the next time I use this set.
OMG these stamps are fantastic.I mean, truly fantastic. The ease of use and the crisp, clean lines on my paper made it super easy to paper piece Boris together like I wanted to. The faces are just so darling and I can't wait to keep inking my stamps up and using them on projects.
So, after piecing him together, I used the same 3 designer papers (all from my Holiday Harverst paperpad by Cloud 9 Designs) for the rest of my card. I used the sketch over at YNS for Challenge #52 going on right now. You have until October 11th to get in on the action with this challenge and you might just win a set of YNS stamps for yourself!!! I am sure you will love them the first time you try them. I used a black card stock as my base, added some Studio G glitter to Boris' hat, crinkled some cream colored satin ribbon at the bottom, stamped JOY (by TPS Studio) across the white paper behind Boris , and finished it off with a handmade rosette flower and button.
Your Next Stamp - #52 Sketch
Inking It Up - #4 Stamped Images Card (WCMD Challenge)
My Pink Stamper - Christmas Card (WCMD Challenge)
Bows and Berries - #10 Glitter
Bearly Mine - #20 3 Design/Backing Papers
Whimsical Wednesdays - AG
Simon Says - AG
Scrapalicious USA - AG
HAPPY CARD MAKING DAY TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!!