Card Recognition

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

my dear friend


My dear friend... I know I'm not the only one who thinks they "must" have certain stamps and then they sit on your desk staring at you for... a month or so, still in their plastic, never been inked, never been used... and then you see the company put out the coordinating dies and you go, "Oh I need that...".  So I said no to the dies and decided perhaps I should use the stamps?  Today's card is a go at the new PTI Make It Monday challenge, inked backgrounds, I stamped the WPlus9 woodgrain repeatedly on the cardstock and then embossed in white and used distress inks over it, it's got a real earthy feel to it.  Then I wraped the stamped based with a piece of May Arts velvet corduroy and the the stamped section (with PTI anniversary set).

4 comments:

artful-notions said...

Great woodsy background. Love the extra vintage feel you achieved! Will definitely try that. Haven't used this set yet, love what I see here!

Lynn said...

I love the wreath...the touches of red are fabulous. And I know...I think I don't need the dies...and then I must have them, but rarely use them...I have issues.

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome background.

~amy~ said...

Awesome and what? You let things sit, unloved?

Good for you for inking up..now go treat yourself to the dies:)