Friday, June 8, 2007

{ Weed Patch }

When I went to the Heirloom Stamp Show I decided to check out all the vendors first and write down everything I saw and wanted so I could decide at the end of the show what I had to have! If I didn't do that I could have easily spent thousands of dollars! For the most part I was more into getting tools and learning new techniques. I wasn't too interest in stamps. Mainly because they are so easy to find online. Where as shopping online shows you tools but you don't get to see them in action! However, the second I saw this stamp I knew I had to have it! But I was good. I wrote it down on my list and of course it was the first thing I went back for... and guess what happened, they were sold out! I was so bummed out! I was about to find out how to order one when one of the ladies happened to find one more. Talk about excited! I also picked up a grab back of unmounted stamps for $5 out of a big basket. I wanted the one on top that says "Hand Stamped, because e-mail just isn't good enough!" That stamp was well worth the $5. I ended up with about 15 really great stamps! There were a couple duplicates (size differance) which I didn't want so I sent a few to my stampin' buddy out in California. Probably the best deal I got that day!

The background was incredibly simple, something I saw at the show. You wad up a wet baby wipe and apply a few stripes of ink from your reinkers. Then just rub it over your glossy paper. Nice and easy huh? The weed patch image was stamped over the background with basic black craft ink. Make a few layers, add some ribbon and wala! A beautiful card is born!

Stamps: Endless Creations Weed Patch
Paper: SU Mellow Moss, Basic Black; Kodak Glossy Paper
Ink: SU Brocade Blue, Regal Rose, Mellow Moss Reinkers, Craft Basic Black
Embellishements: SU Ribbon; Misc Ribbon
Other: Baby Wipes


Jackie said...

Love that - I will have to give it a try!

domenica said...

The black is really nice on here! Nice job!

monika/buzsy said...

Great card. Love the colors and the black image looks wonderful on the colorful background.
Yes, we must have gone to the same show. Did you go in MA? :o) Unfortunatelly I didn't have much time...didn't see many demos. Next time!

Lindsi Dawn said...


Yup! That's the show I went to. My husband went with me and I cleared the entire weekend in case I needed more than one day! The demos were the biggest reason I wanted to go. I wanted to see how people used different products and find out what I needed to buy. My husband was really interested in how they did stuff, so I think that was the way to go with him tagging along :)